Garage door burglaries on the rise in Tucson - Tucson News Now

Garage door burglaries on the rise in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Thousands of burglaries happen throughout Tucson every year.  In some cases the burglars are not breaking in through the doors or windows, but garages. 

Break-ins through garages are on the rise, with more and more homes being built with attached garages.  Crime reports show that Tucson saw about 5,000 burglaries in 2010.  While most of those burglaries were entered via the front door, in some cases the garage door was the main break in point.

It is important to remember to keep garage doors closed, as anyone passing by can see the items that are stored in the garage, making it a prime target. 

Here are a few ways to prevent that from happening:

Make sure that all side doors leading into the garage have secure deadbolt locks. 

Have a viewing hold installed on the door that goes from the inside of the house to the garage so the homeowner can see what is happening if they hear strange noises.

Padlock the latch on the garage door.

Consider a motion detector outside the garage to help deter burglars before they have a chance to get into the property.

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