Garage safety: Deter thieves while you're out of town

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By Tami Hoey By Tami Hoey

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It's that time of year when lots of folks are heading out of town for vacation. But while you're gone, you want to make sure your home is secure.

It's a scary fact, but intruders can break into a home with a garage in less than six seconds using a wire hanger.

Thomas Mello with A1 Garage brought us some simple tips to keep your home safe.

One step you can take to protect against thieves is to make sure your garage is very secure.

One tip: get a slide lock. "This is just a simple slide lock that mounts on the side of the garage," he says. "It locks into the rail. And you can add a padlock into it."

There are other easy fixes and devices you can use to keep your garage secure, like the "Safe SSS", or the Safe & Sound Security Shield.

Made from 28 gauge steel, The Safe & Sound Security Shield provides high-strength 90 degree bends, creating a block against garage door fishing.

"The way this works is this mounts on the header, and this mounts on the door," he explains. "And as it closes, it's going to stop any access with the hanger."

For more information contact A1 Garage.