Lucille Garage Doors October 14th, 2017 - 19:02:58
Dallas Police Liutenant Barry Payne of the North Central Patrol Division was quoted as saying: "Citizens must realize when they leave a garage door opener in their car in their driveway it is like leaving a key to their house outside where everyone will know where it is. The solution is simple: Park in the garage or dont leave a garage door opener in the car in the driveway. I cant say it any clearer than that. Actually this home invasion could have been avoided in three different ways: the family could have parked their car in the garage they could have parked outside of the garage yet removed the garage door opener from the vehicle OR they could have securely locked the door going from the garage to the home.
When you start shopping for your garage door purchase one that isnt too big and bulky. A large garage opener can take up most of your headroom (the available vertical space of yoru garage) and limit your storage space. It also limits what type of vehicle that can enter and be stored in your garage. For instance SUVs will be incredibly hard to park if you have limited vertical space. Roller garage doors are less complicated to operate than sectional garage doors. They also have smaller and easier to handle panels which greatly reduces the risk of accidents.
Your roller garage door comes with a remote to automatically open and close it. When you are approaching the garage door you simply press the button on your remote and the door opens by the time you reach the garage. Then you drive in press the button again and the door automatically closes. The Genie garage door opener utilizes their Intellicode software that changes the passcode that is transmitted from their garage remote to the garage to open it. You never have to worry about some electronically stealing your passcode copying it and opening it without your persission.
What can we learn from this real life crime that occurred in Dallas Tx? Well the first question we need to examine is how the burglar got into the home. It all boils down to garage door security. The family had parked their car outside of their home rather than inside the garage. This gang of burglars evidently would cruise neighborhoods looking for cars parked outside of the garage. Then as in the case with this attempted robbery they would simply break the window of the car and grab the garage door opener. That gave them an easy way to directly enter the house.