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To me, a digital smart lock for the garage door makes sense. You can control access right from your phone and provide temporary access to any guests who need it, that can be revoked once they’ve finished what they need to do.
Even with a safe, secure garage door, you can’t cheap out on the door that connects your garage with your home. This door needs to be as secure as any other main entryway. That door better have a multi-lock system including a strong deadbolt and strike plate.
Keep that door locked at all times! In case someone does breach your garage door, you want to keep them out of the main house.
Safety First — Check the Sensor
Did you know that each year thousands of people are injured by an automatic garage door? Even sadder, most of the severe injuries are to small children. You don’t let your kids run around the pool, you shouldn’t let them play around the garage door area either. Teach them that it’s not a toy. Think about it: this is a major, HEAVY piece of machinery. If you get caught by it, it’s going to hurt.
Hopefully the safety sensor is in place and working properly. You should see them attached to the garage door track. When the door is closing, if it senses a person or animal moving through its path, it should reverse course. But if it’s not working properly, someone could be caught unaware and seriously injured.
Set your garage door to close. Grab an object from your garage and place it in the path of the sensor to test it. The door should sense it and reverse — if not, call a pro to replace the sensors — they may have gone faulty.