The Oldest Trick In The Book | Burglars & Your Garage Door Written by Wedgwood Insurance Limited on 11/24/2016 5:55 AM . It has 0 Comments. Consider it the oldest trick in the book for burglars... your garage door. We constantly hear about making sure to lock your doors and windows at night and when you're not at home. However, what gets overlooked and arguably could be the easiest way to break into your home is the garage door. Seriously, just six seconds and a wire hanger is all a thief needs to bust into your garage and get a free range to all your prize possessions. Just take a look at the video below to really see how easy it is. All It Takes Is Six Seconds... Needless to say, we need to start taking garage door security a little more seriously as garage door burglaries are on the rise across Canada. No need to worry, as there are several things you can do that will help make the weakest to the strongest entry point into your house. 1 ) Keep your Garage Door Remote Out of Sight In Your Car It's a pretty obvious tip, but it's the easiest & popular way for thieves to get access to your home. It's a common occurrence across the island with thieves at night checking for unlocked cars. And leaving your garage door remote in your unlocked cars means they'll get access to your house as well. So keep your remote in a secured place and remember to lock your car doors. 2 ) Use a Zip Tie There is a very easy, and cheap way to fend off garage bandits... the zip tie. Just thread a plastic zip tie through the emergency release latch and garage door will be able to fend off from any wire hanger. However, it needs to be strong enough that it would prevent a rod from opening the garage door, but make sure you have enough strength to bust it in case of an emergency. Watch this video to how to set it up quickly! 3 ) Frost or Cover Up Your Garage Windows Don’t do thieves any favors by enabling them to see when your vehicle is gone. Plus if they can see into your garage, they are more likely to try to break in. If you have windows on your garage door, use spray frost or just cover them up to prevent anyone from peeking inside. Keep The Thieves Outside In The Cold No matter how many tips and how much advice we share, home burglaries can still happen. And if they do, you can be prepared with a trusted tenant or home insurance policy.