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Vacation Smart: Why Your Garage Door Opener Is Vital to Home Security

Before hitting the road for that long-awaited summer trip, we recommend that you perform a general house inspection to ensure all areas of your home are safe and secure. From your gas stove to your garage door opener, double—even triple-checking every nook and cranny of your home is a must.

Based on the FBI’s annual compilation of crimes in 2015, property crimes, such as burglary and theft, resulted in losses estimated at $14.3 billion. As an entryway to your home, your garage can be a target to burglars who try to break in by tripping your garage door’s mechanism.

Your garage door plays the important role of preventing unwanted access into your home. A reliable and functional garage door opener is an essential part of your garage door system, and ensuring that it works efficiently and securely is the key to keeping your house safe from intruders.

Garage Door Opener: The Key to Your House

Your garage is one of the main entry points of your house. It’s important to ensure that your garage door system has reliable safety features to prevent trespassers from entering.

When your garage door is working properly it brings just as much security to your home as any expensive lock and alarm system. However, when your garage door opener is defective or broken, your home can become vulnerable to break-ins.

Some homeowners disconnect their garage door openers from power sources when they’re away to prevent unauthorized entry. This hassle can be avoided if you have a garage door opener that works efficiently, with special security features, such as encrypted communication and text alerts.

How Thieves Break Into Garages


The first generation of automatic garage door openers in the market were easily rigged, because they all operated using the same code. Burglars then entered garages by driving around the neighborhood with a transmitter to look for a positive garage door match.

People also often leave their garage doors open without thinking about it. The general rule when you’re away (however long or short your vacation may be) is to never feel complacent, even in a seemingly safe neighborhood. This is where the importance of double, even triple checking, comes into play.

Some people also underestimate the importance of maintaining their garage door system. Without regular maintenance and tune-ups, your home can become vulnerable to unauthorized entry.

What We Recommend

We take pride in our line of garage door openers that offer unparalleled security and convenience. Our easy-to-operate yet highly secure Genie Pro Series models are equipped with an IntelliCode® Access Security System. This system offers cutting-edge encryption technology, which provides rolling codes that change every time you use your opener. This prevents unauthorized access through your garage door, giving you exceptional security.

Browse our Genie Pro Series models below:

  • Reliag® Pro Series Model 1028
  • Reliag® Pro Series Model  2028
  • Intellig® Pro Series Model 3024
  • Intellig® Pro Series Model 4024

We also supply Liftmaster Premium and Elite Series openers that offer advanced measures to keep your home secure while you’re away. These garage door models have Security+ 2.0™ technology, which features an encrypted communication system to ensure that your garage door only opens for you. The Elite Series also features Timer-to-Close technology, which shuts the door after a pre-programmed number of minutes.

Browse our Liftmaster Premium and Elite Series models below:

  • Elite Series® 8500 Wall Mount
  • Elite Series® 8550 and 8550W
  • Elite Series® 8587 and 8587W
  • Premium Series® 8355 and 8355W

A burglar-proof garage can give you peace of mind while you’re on vacation. Invest in a powerful and secure garage door opener today and feel confident that you and your family are safe from intruders.

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