PSA: Fortify Your Electric Garage Door To Prevent Easy Access

Some assembly may be required.

Consider this post a public service announcement. Thieves can gain easy access to your home through your electric garage door. There’s not much chance of them guessing your access code anymore, but there is a key vulnerability in the emergency (read “power failure”) release.

What to do about it? Roll clip.

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If you’re lucky (like me), the method outlined in the video above won’t exactly work. In my case, see, I had to drill a couple of holes in order to use the cable-tie deterrent. Have a look.

Drill a 13/64″ hole on this side, and through the other side too.

Here’s how it will look head-on.

Thread cable-tie through the holes, cinch tight, clip excess away.

One last trick. On the lanyard? Remove the handle. No need to give a coat hanger anything to grab hold of.


“Grrrrrr! Hiss!”

Have a nice day.



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  • oregon nurse

    I’m glad I don’t have windows in my garage doors.