Prevent Garage Door Break-Ins

Prevent Garage Door Break-Ins

A ton of poor advise articles online suggestion using zip ties.  Zip Ties are illegal to use and should be avoided if you care about the safety of your loved ones!

Heres an example of a bad informative article:

It is easy to break into most home garages in just six seconds. All that is needed is a coat hanger and a little practice.

Videos at YouTube show how it is done.

  1. Straighten a coat hanger, but leave a curved hook on one end.
  2. Push the hooked end of the wire through the weather seal between the frame of the house and the top of the garage door in the area shown by the red arrow. (It is possible to push some garage doors inward at the top to create a gap large enough to insert one’s own hand into the garage.)
  3. Catch the emergency release lever (yellow arrow) and gently pull until the lever releases.
  4. If necessary, hook the red cord and pull it to release it or pull it toward the door where it can be grasped by the hand and pulled.

As concerns the advisability of providing a “how to” on breaking into a garage with a coat hanger, over 1 million people have already viewed the video on YouTube. Some of them live on a street near you, and they are not all honest. The emphasis here is on how you can prevent being a victim of a six second break-in.

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By | 2015-10-29T18:40:18+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Burglary Statistics|0 Comments

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