Prevent crooks from entering your garage

An automatic garage door may be quickly bypassed because all doors are legally required to have an emergency release grab handle.

Crooks can easily snake a coat hanger between the top of the door and the garage upper wall. The coat hanger hooks the release mechanism, and a good yank disengages the garage door. Once in the garage, they close the garage door, and open or break through the house door.
A simple fix will secure your automatic garage door. Use a zip-tie or wire to secure the locking arm. This prevents the handle from releasing. The zip-tie may be best because a stiff tug on the release cord will break the plastic tie to allow the door to be opened manually when necessary.