Home Theft Protection: Secure Your Garage

Keep the bad guys out with these inexpensive but very effective fixes

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Cordless drill
  • Socket/ratchet set
  • 4-in-1 screwdriver
  • Drill bit set
  • Safety glasses
  • Non-contact voltage tester
  • Wire stripper/cutter

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

  • Keychain remote
  • Lock reinforcer
  • Heavy-duty strike plate
  • 3-in. screws
  • Motion detector lights
  • Window film
  • 1/2-in. steel pipe and Tee fittings
  • Padlock
  • Garage door timer