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Learn How To Protect Your Garage

The primary way that burglars are accessing garages is by triggering the emergency release latch with a wire hook inserted through a window, mail slot, or drilled hole. See below for tools that can help deter garage break-ins.

Check out this video to see how burglars are getting into garages.

Recommended Security Tools 

Garage Shield

This is an easy-to-install device that can deter access to vulnerable emergency latches by sliding over the release latch. Learn more and order here

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Latch Cover

This device prevents the emergency latch from being pulled down with a hook, while also allowing you to keep your red emergency handle cord attached. It can be purchased here.

Garage Door Deadbolt

Deadbolts can help prevent your garage door from being forced open. There are multiple options, including electronic deadbolt door locks, that can be found online here, or manual locks are available at Home Depot and most local hardware store. 

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Steel Screens

This heavy metal mesh can prevent access through garage air vents, while also still allowing air flow. Materials can be found online here or at most local hardware stores.



Alarm systems that are motion sensing can alert you if there is an intruder in your garage. See here for a simple, relatively inexpensive alarm that is easy to install. It triggers when the door is opened, or when motion is detected inside your garage. You can find many other alarm systems online here as well.


Where can you buy these tools?

Pacific Heights True Value Hardware

Location: 2828 California St, San Francisco, CA 

Hours: Monday-Saturday 8:30AM - 6:00PM 

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