Is your home safe with the garage doors?
If are a real estate agent and you watched the popular TV show called Shark Tank, you were probably as surprised as I was.
There was a man on the show that did a presentation on how unsafe the garage doors are on a home. According to this man, a burglar could walk up to any home and just open up the garage door without any trouble. What? Several of the members of the panel questioned this, but these "sharks" are millionaires, not real estate agents.
How many real estate agents find that the lockbox is missing the key or have the wrong key in it? What do you try? The other doors including the garage door. Unless a home has released the garage door opener feature, the door doesn't move. I wonder how many homeowners went running to check their garage doors after seeing this show? Whew, my house is safe, the garage door opener works, it keeps the door safely closed.
Here are a few safety tips on garage doors:
- Keep the remote out of the reach of small children.
- Learn how to use the garage door release feature. This is important to know when the power goes out on the home.
- Never leave the garage door partially open. It could come back down on top of you.
- If the garage door opener is older than 1998, consider replacing it with one that has an auto-release feature for safety.
By the way, the man with this new invention at Shark Tank did get a deal from one of the sharks!