Let’s face it – garage doors don’t make it in the news very often.  I get it, I’m OK with that.  But when they do get in the news for something like the article below outlines, it’s both a blessing and a curse.

Of course we’re always glad when helpful information such as this is shared and made available to homeowners, especially those here in the Tucson area that we work with on a daily basis.  So in that regard we are very happy to see this article.

On the other hand though, it’s sort of frustrating that the industry pretty much only gets exposure when there is a potential danger such as this one, some faulty equipment like a garage door opener recall, or when there are reported scam artists going around way over charging for unnecessary garage door repairs…

But I guess that’s the nature of garage doors in general – you don’t really think about them when everything is working the way it’s supposed to.  It’s only when things go wrong that you even think twice about it.  So in that sense, my daily goal is to make you think as little about your garage doors as possible, for as long as possible.  By using only quality parts installed with careful precision, Discount Door Service is here to keep your garage doors working smoothly for you.  And when they don’t, we’re here to fix them for you.

OK, so now for the good news/bad news of the recent garage door coverage in a nutshell:  Yes, it’s possible that your garage door is vulnerable to easily being forced open, but it’s quick, easy and inexpensive for you to fix that issue yourself.  Check out the information below, and of course, if you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact us at Tucson’s Discount Door Service by calling (520) 579-9084.

Burglars Can Break Into Your Garage With Coat Hanger In Just Seconds

http://www.abc15.com/news/state/burglars-can-break-into-your-garage-with-coat-hanger-in-just-secondsYour garage door may not be as secure as you think. Here’s how to fight back.

Burglars may have the key to your home and it’s a 10-cent wire coat hanger.

One expert said the emergency latch on a garage door may be more useful to burglars than homeowners. Bad guys can reach a coat hanger inside the top of the garage door and pop the emergency latch, freeing the door to slide open manually.

Phoenix police said this is an age-old problem going back 20-plus years. But now, YouTube videos can teach bad guys how to get past your garage door in seconds.

But there’s an equally low-cost way to fight back.

A zip-tie can be woven into the holes in the emergency latch to secure it in the closed position. That makes it much harder for someone to pull the latch from the outside. Shortening or removing the pull cord can also make it harder for burglars. read more at abc15.com

Just to not be all “doom and gloom”, I thought I would also share this story that I was glad to see about Marana, where I spend a lot of time…

Town of Marana broke ground on a new police HQ

MARANA, Ariz.(KGUN9-TV) – After three years of waiting, Marana Police are getting a new police headquarters.

The Town of Marana broke ground on the new building Wednesday morning, according to a press release from Marana Communications Manager.

The push for a new police headquarters began in 2014. Marana Police Chief Terry Rozema told Town Manager Gilbert Davidson that the investment into a new police headquarters “isn’t about constructing a new building. This is about serving our town”.

The Council decided that the public wholeheartedly supported the project. Town staff didn’t receive a single complaint from the public.

Construction is expected to be complete by summer 2018. Town of Marana broke ground on a new police HQ – KGUN9.com

Between great community policing, strong neighborhood watch groups and basic precautions outlined above, I think we can should all be able to sleep just fine – as long as we survive this heat!

Remember, if you or anyone you know needs help with a garage door, don’t spend more than you need to!  Call Discount Door Service today!  (520) 579-9084

Image from abc15.com

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