The Woodlands, TX, December 24, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- Woodlands, Texas overhead garage door specialist says homeowners may be making it easy for robbers to invade their homes without being aware of it.
Joe King, owner of Lone Star Garage Doors of The Woodlands, Texas (http://www.garagedoorwoodlands.com) was reacting to a spate of recent reports across the country that thieves burglarize homes through garage doors.
Police departments around the country recently reported an increase in home invasions. The thieves gain access to the homes using garage door remote controls.
King said all residents need to do to stop the thieves is secure their garage door remote controls.
“It is really not complicated at all. All homeowners or residents in The Woodlands, TX need to do is hide their remote control. Just do not leave it in your car at the end of the day,” the garage door specialist said earlier today.
Police departments and Sheriff Deputies in Seattle and other cities around the nation say it is no coincidence that these burglaries are on the rise.
"I would say it's more than a coincidence that it's in the same geographical area and the same method of getting in the house each time," said Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office in Washington State area.
To gain access to homes, thieves would vandalize cars parked on driveways while families sleep. “Once they have the remote control, it is just a question of clicking the button and they are in the house,” Sgt. Cindy West added.
Seattle area resident, Dave Neale is one recent victim. He said the thieves went into his car, found the garage door remote control and in seconds were inside his home where they stole credit and debit cards before being scared away by the family dog.
Neale’s family was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom when the incident happened.
“Take your garage door openers out of your car. This is not a new trend. It's happened for years," she warned homeowners.
Joe King said that is a good advice and residents need to heed it. “That is what homeowners really need to do to stop these thieves. Take your garage door remote control with you. Don’t leave it in your car,” he added.
Lone Star Overhead Doors Woodlands has been servicing garage doors in The Woodlands, Texas for many years and “we can help homeowners with all garage door needs including changing or programming their garage door remote controls if they are not able to do it. All they have to do is call us at 281-528-4327,” he added.
About Lone Star Overhead Doors Woodlands, Texas
Lone Star Overhead Doors Woodlands offers garage door installation, repair and service in The Woodlands, Houston, Missouri City, Sugar Land, Richmond, Rosenberg TX and more. Go to http://www.garagedoorwoodlands.com for more information.