How to Tell if a Burglar is Watching Your House

For as much as we like to think so, burglary might not be as random as you’ve been led to believe. Sure, being a victim might be pure bad luck - with criminals picking your house or neighborhood to case out of all in the world - but the act of the burglary is [...]

2019-10-31T21:34:19-07:00September 16th, 2019|Posts, Theft Prevention|0 Comments

Zip Tie the Garage Door? Think Again.

Are you familiar with the phrase “robbing Peter to pay Paul?” It essentially means you’re solving a problem by creating another problem. When it comes to zip tying your garage door, I can think of no better explanation. Before I get to why, here is the crux of the situation. All overhead garage doors [...]

2019-10-16T04:56:52-07:00September 11th, 2019|Garage Door Zip Ties, Posts|0 Comments

How Does a Garage Door Lock Work?

When it comes to home security, we are mostly concerned with our doors leading in and out—entryways are lockable and secure; perhaps equipped with cameras, etc. And while there are pros and cons to video doorbells and other tech-focused security measures, it's all done to satisfy our duty as a homeowner and family protector...to [...]

2020-02-17T22:59:17-07:00September 4th, 2019|Garage Locks|0 Comments

Interview with Home Security List

Our hopeful good night’s sleep is often disturbed by the thought of burglars entering our homes and worse, endangering our lives and our loved ones. An interrupted peace of mind. The deprivation of a well deserved security. In 2011, more than 2 million burglaries were reported in America alone. A significant percentage of those incidents [...]

2016-06-20T14:43:35-07:00June 12th, 2016|Posts|2 Comments

Preventing garage door break-ins

AUSTIN -- It's a time of year when garage door break-ins usually increase. One gadget called the Garage Shield aims to prevent these break-ins. "When people want to get into the garage from the outside, what they'll do is they'll come up and they'll shove the hanger through this opening right here," said Don Grenier, [...]

Insurance claims require signs of forced entry

Insurance may require forced entry to pay claim 6 second break in exploit does not leave evidence of forced entry on your property. Your insurance may require 'forced entry' to pay! Insurance claims require signs of forced entry Your insurance company may require signs of forced entry in order to pay a [...]

Garage Door Zip Ties Violation UL 325

The following statement by the Internation Door Association explains that using garage door zip ties is a violation fo federal code. There are alternative methods of securing your garage door. The Garage Shield to the rescue! If you have used Zip Ties to secure your garage door emergency release mechanism, which has been made widely popular by [...]

2019-08-15T12:43:50-07:00September 12th, 2015|Burglary Statistics, Garage Door Zip Ties|1 Comment

8 Home Invasion & Burglary Statistics – Garage Security

Bureau of Justice Statistics Special Report states that a household member was home in approximately 28 percent of burglaries. Alarmingly, a household member suffered some form of violence in seven percent of burglaries. Around 60 percent of burglars used forcible entry to gain access to a home. A surprising 30 percent entered home through an unlocked door, window [...]

2019-06-06T11:34:39-07:00August 4th, 2015|Burglary Statistics|0 Comments

Garage Shield Home Security Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3osHVzEy-0 Garage Shield Home Security Review My childhood house was broken into THREE times (once while we were home!). During those break-ins, thieves stole every single heirloom from my four grandparents (all of whom had passed away within the year), injured my dog, rifled through my underwear....I have a continued paranoia about break-ins since [...]