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, owner of Cedar Park Overhead Door.
He sells a product that can help prevent break-ins.
The rope he’s talking about is basically an emergency exit for a garage, but it’s meant to be used from the inside. Grenier explains this is a common way thieves break into garages.
We wanted to see how it works, so we enlisted the help of Grenier’s coworker, Matt Gray.
“I’ve never done this before,” Gray said.
We didn’t want to explain how to break into garages, but take our word for it, it wasn’t that hard.
It took him a few tries.
This can help block thieves from breaking in. It’s a piece of flat plastic called “Garage Shield” that attaches to the door’s mechanics. It blocks anyone on the outside from pulling the rope to open the door.
When we tried to break in again, it was much more difficult.
“We don’t want to scare people,” Grenier said. “This doesn’t happen a ton, but if you feel like it’s a big issue and many people know about this problem now, this is a good way to do it”.
Grenier admits this isn’t a common problem, but isn’t taking any chances.
Here are some tips to prevent a garage break-in:
- Don’t leave the garage door remote in your car
- Cover the windows in your garage door or get one without windows.
- And make sure both the garage door and door from the garage to your house are locked.
For more information about Garage Shield, go here.
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Garage Shield Reviews
A little over three years ago, I awoke for my normal morning walk. As I walked into my garage, I noticed the third-stall garage door was open. A few moments later, I realized that we were a victim of a six second burglary. Yet had we had the Garage Shield in place at that time, we may have felt more safe and secure. And now, thanks to the Garage Shield, which sent us a complementary product for testing purposes, we can rest better at night knowing that our garage is more protected than it ever was before.Yet on that July morning three years ago, I couldn’t stop thinking about how violated I was with the burglary. My spouse was notorious for leaving her purse in the car and I have occasionally left the garage door open at night. At first, I thought I left the garage door open, but I distinctively remember closing it the night before.As I stared at the open garage door, I walked by my wife’s car and saw that her purse was still in the car, but the glove box was open and items were strewn about. I looked inside her purse and her wallet was missing.The glove box of my car was also open and items were also scattered about. Missing from my car was a pair of Beats headphones as well as a Nintendo 3DS gaming system.As I began to walk down the driveway, I noticed there was a credit card in the lawn. I then proceeded to walk down the street and I found nearly all the contents of my wife’s wallet: driver’s license, checks, credit cards and pictures. The only thing that was missing was her wallet. Phew, we got lucky.
As I turned the corner away from my house, I noticed there was a fair amount of contents in the a neighbor’s lawn; it now appeared there were other victims as well, whether it was garage break ins or vehicles in driveways.
By the time I arrived back home, the police were already in our driveway. They indicated that most likely what had happened was that a burglar had used a hanger to unlock the emergency latch mechanism; hence the “six-second burglary.” The officer also immediately suggested that I remove the plastic know at the end of the emergency latch mechanism as another alternative.
However, had I had a Garage Shield installed, the burglars would not have been able to grab a hold of the emergency latch mechanism as the shield would have blocked the hanger. But now that I have installed the Garage Shield, I feel that I am taking one extra step to stop another attempt to burglarize my garage.
The Garage Shield is really easy to install, which you can see from the video below. There are no tools required and in a matter of minutes, you too can feel a little extra security in your home knowing that the Garage Shield can help make it more difficult on the “Six-Second Burglar.”
Unfortunately our insurance company didn’t cover any of the lost items because there was no sign of a forced entry, but now that I know I can take extra steps to make it more difficult on a garage burglar, I feel safer in my home, more than I ever have before.
So without a doubt, check out the Garage Shield.
Garage Shield Inside The Huddle!
Watch the coverage of the Garage Shield on Inside The Huddle!
In this video, Garage Shield is featured as the product that can help prevent the 6 second break in. Within 6 seconds a thief can pry open the top your garage door and release the door from the track with a hanger. By doing this, the thief can open your garage door and enter the garage with no sign of forced entry. Prevent thieves from entering your garage and stealing your valuables by blocking this entire process with the Garage Shield. The Garage Shield is an affordable anti-theft device that easily installs your garage door to prevent thieves from releasing the door from the track.
Great review about Garage Security Safety making a customer feel much better!
Works Great! I am not able to open the Garage from the outside anymore, Makes me feel 100% safer Now that the defender has been installed. Works with Sectional Openers Guards Latch No Tools 4-6 Second InstallationPrecision Engineered Fit and Forget It I received this product mentioned above for free. This is my honest opinion and I hope it helps in you decision weather or not to purchase the above item..
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This review for the Garage Shield, formerly known as Garage Defender, demonstrates that the Garage Shield is an affordable, easy-to-use product that can be installed on virtually any garage door. The Garage Shield conveniently installs on the garage door track to block the release of the garage door from outside. This prevents thieves from breaking in using the 6 Second Break In. Protect your garage, your home, and your family with the garage shield.
This is a Garage Shield Review by Geeky World
This item can be purchased here: http://garagedefender.com/product/garage-defender-shield/
We shall begin with some information about the product from the company’s website: Garage Defender
Garage Defender Prevents 6 Second Garage Door Break-ins.Worried about 6 second garage door break-ins?
Not feeling safe in your own home?Garage Defender Shield : 6 Second InstallJust “Fit it and Forget It” The typical garage door break in takes less than a few minutes, with some as quick as 6 seconds. The “Garage Defender” is a simple, durable, reliable break in deterrent shield, that inhibits the ability for a simple coat hook from accessing the release mechanism and/or emergency rope on the garage opener track assembly. The Garage [Defender] Shield does not require tools. All screws and retainers can be used by hand. As for my thoughts? This product was easy to install just as it said and now my home feels more secure! I would recommend it to anyone. I received this product to try for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.
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Safety Equipment Review:
Garage Defender (#garagedefender) The Garage Defender prevents people from manual releasing the garage door opener and lifting the door up. Most burglaries begin with the burglar going through the garage door. This tool is perfect to keep the bad guys out. It makes it that much harder for a criminal to gain access to your home. The basic version of the Garage Defender is simple to install and can be done in less than 30 seconds. I love it for my storage unit. No more worries here. Check out garagedefender.com for more information.
This is a review for the Garage Shield (formerly Garage Defender), published on Wild Redhead Homestead. The garage shield is an anti-theft device that installs the garage door to block thieves from releasing the door from the track with a hanger or hook. What valuables are in your garage? Protect your home with the Garage Shield today.
Yes, the fact that most of us have a home with valuable possessions that we are usually away from for up to 8-14 hours at a time makes a target to thieves, but did you know that a person can enter your home or at-least garage in roughly 6 seconds without even breaking anything. A simple coat hanger and wedge- the same that we have all seen used on cars.. works to get into your garage. Well the lever that allows you to manually operate your garage in case of a power outage is the prime tool that thieves have figured out that they can use to enter your home. Luckily there is a simple solution that literally will take less than two minutes to install. The Garage Defender allows you to block the coat hangers access to the draw string that releases the mechanical mechanism from the garage motor. I was going to make a video, but the one that they have is short, sweet and to the point- I added it above. “I received free or discounted product in exchange for providing an unbiased review.”I was not compensated for my review and all my opinions are my own. One may or may not have the same opinion as myself when reading this. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
This is a review for the Garage Shield, formerly known as the Garage Defender. The Garage Shield defends your garage by installing on the garage door in front of the track release. This prevents crooks and thieves from using a hook or hanger to release the garage door. Without the Garage Shield, these thieves can enter your garage leaving no sign of forced entry. Protect your garage, your home, your valuables and your family with the Garage Shield.
Product Review: Garage Defender
Tuesday, August 4, 2015Garage Defender #garagedefender The Garage Defender is designed to keep out the bad guys!!! In Arizona alone, the Arizona Department of Safety reported 45,000 burglary call in 2013. The fact is most burglar are going through the garage. This video show how easy the “6 second breakin” really is. These tools: the garage defender and garage defender pro help to keep the bad people from coming into the home and STOP a simple hanger to gain access. Watch the video here to see how it works. The Garage Defender stops people from manual releasing the garage door opener and lifting the door up.The basic version is simple to install and can be done in less than 30 seconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaZH-Rv2efU Checkout their website for more details about their products http://garagedefender.com/products/I received the product free in exchange of an honest review. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
This is a review for Garage Defender, now known as the Garage Shield, published on myreviewsnsblog. What type of valuables are in your garage and what can thieves gain access to by entering your garage? In addition to their quick, 6 second entry, they also leave no sign of forced entry which is often required for insurance claims. Protect your garage and your home by installing the Garage Shield on your garage door track. Order one today to secure your garage.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
The Garage Shield Review (aka The Garage Defender) arrived quickly and in order. I am super excite because there are millions of garage break-ins all over the world, but I can rest easily, knowing my home is safe and secure. This is a high quality, lightweight, and simple to apply product that keeps criminals away.It take literally 1 minute or so to place on the inside of your garage door, ensuring criminals cannot make a wedge at the top of your garage door, and use something to unlock and open themselves to your belongings.Overall, a premium product that protects your home and family, is simple to use, and never sleeps, leaving you to get the rest you need worry-free, knowing it is working to ensure your safety.The Garage Defender’s Website.”Protect your home against the 6 second garage door break in by installing a Garage Defender today. We offer both a simple tool free Shield option that installs in 6 seconds just as fast a typical 6 second break in, or a Pro model that installs with basic tools in a few minutes and complete stops panel push in access!” See video.I received this product at a discount for my unbiased review. I trust that my thoughts in this review will prove helpful in some way – if there are any questions whatsoever, please post them, and I will do my best to answer them based on my personal experience with the particular product.
Frugal Shopping Review: Garage Defender
Thursday, July 30, 2015. Garage Defender Review #garagedefender. Disclosure: The writer may have received a product for free as a condition of this publication. Regardless, all the opinions are those of the writer. This post may contain affiliate links that would compensate me if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Offers change or can be removed at any time without notice. Contact Frugalshopping1@gmail.com for questions or to have your product featured on this blog.My husband works hard for the money he earns so the last thing we want is for someone, who would rather work at stealing, to be able to get into the garage to take our belongings. While we don’t own expensive items worth taking, we don’t want to have to try replace items we have already purchased once. Our home is our sanctuary, a place of peace and safety so the idea of someone breaking into our home is terrifying. I was very surprised when I learned that it only takes 6 seconds for someone to be able to get in the garage by manually releasing the garage door opener with a simple hanger! The Garage Defender stops people from being able to release the garage door. There are two versions available; The Pro and Basic. The basic version of the Garage Defender is simple to install and can be done in less than 30 seconds. It comes with a large shield piece, a small brace piece, 2 plastic retainers, 1 set screw with c-clip that is attached to the small brace piece. The Garage Defender is so easy to install, you don’t even need tools: Making sure the garage door is closed, put the small brace piece against the J-Arm. Put the shield piece on the backside of the J-Arm closest to the garage door. Aligning the holes, snap the pieces together with the retainer pins. Making sure the shield is as high as possible against the top rail you tighten the setscrew on the small brace piece. My husband installed it in less than 2 minutes. Watch the video here to see how it works. I feel as if our home is better protected with the Garage Defender. Visit Garage Defender to learn more, connect with them on Facebook and Twitter to hear about specials and promotions.