With over one in four (27% of) home owners having been burgled via their garage, investing in high-quality garage security is undoubtedly necessary. It’s the best method of securing your vehicles from theft and damage.
Having your motorbike or car safely hidden away prevents opportunist thieves and can give you a strong head start when it comes to protecting your valuables. However, it’s essential to also have reliable garage security to beef up your garage and vehicle security and protect your goods at all times.
A typical burglary can happen in a matter of minutes, with the majority of burglaries taking place at between 10 am and 3 pm. For this reason, layering multiple security products to protect your garage is the best way of preventing break-in attempts and ensuring that any attempted break-ins fail, leaving the would-be thief empty handed and frustrated.
At Image4Security, we believe that the best form of security is lots of it and there are lots of brilliant, innovative security products out there. We encourage ‘layering’ our garage security products for that extra protection and peace of mind while at home. Adding several forms of garage security to your garage and your vehicle is your best bet at escaping a theft attempt.
Products such as the Guardsman barrier and Apex Pro ground anchor are a fantastic way to add permanent security to your garage. They are fixed to the ground and function so that your bike or car cannot be driven away or picked up and carried off. Pair this with alarms, CCTV and security lights for a secure, layered garage.
Guardsman garage barriers
The Guardsman barrier is an innovative and impressive piece of garage security pioneered by us at Image4Security. The Guardsman utilises a completely unique barrier system, paired with a ground anchor system to offer the most effective deterrent to would-be thieves.
The Guardsman is so impressive, in fact, that it comes with a 10-year personal guarantee and has been specifically engineered to withstand every form of attack. This is in addition to being BeMoto insurance approved and independently tested and approved to back up the Guardsman’s mighty strength.
The Guardsman works by using a large arm and locking post that sit opposite each other behind the garage door frame within the garage. The Guardsman is fitted and takes up minimal floor space, working as an unobtrusive and sleek bit of kit. The telescopic arm of the Guardsman glides and locks into place within seconds, forming a physical barrier between the outside world and your personal belongings – be it a car, motorbike, large lawn mower, boat or more.
The Guardsman doubles as an effective anchor system, giving you something to secure your vehicle to and pair with the long arm, keeping it secured in your garage with double defences.
The Garage Defender is your garage’s best friend when it comes to defence. Sitting comfortably and proudly outside your garage, the garage defender will be bolted in place, defending your garage and your vehicle from sticky fingers.
The Garage Defender comes in two options, securing both an up-and-over garage and roller-shutter versions. The Image4Security Garage Defender is the first of its kind and a completely innovative piece of garage security that stops anyone from getting inside your garage. The door-mounted bracket traps between the floor plate and the Defender to prevent the door from being lifted and opened.
Our Garage Defenders are fully powder coated internally and externally and also boast an ultra-low profile base plate to ensure your Defender withstands the elements for its lifetime. The Defender has been designed with attack in mind and the lock and housing are fully protected internal to the outer Defender skin with the distance from the outer skin to the inner locking pin being a greater distance than the width of the grinder disc. The garage Defender has been designed and manufactured by us here in the UK and comes with an impressive 10-year guarantee.
Garage ground anchors
A ground anchor is an impressive at home security product, perfect for beefing up your garage security and protecting your vehicle(s). Ground anchors work in tandem with a hefty security chain, which you can run through your bike, motorbike, before securing it to the ground anchor. Once locked in place, no one will be able to move your vehicle, wheel it away or lift it off.
Ground anchors are impressive and mighty and can be fit directly to the ground or attached to your wall, with both options offering enhanced protection for your bike, motorbike or car.
Our most impressive ground anchor – the Apex Pro – is one of the toughest ground anchors out there. Our Apex Pro ground anchor has been rigorously tested and proven to withstand the attacks of every tool a thief would use (including a five-minute grinder attack) and is independently tested and Insurance approved.
The Apex Pro Ground Anchor is manufactured in the UK and developed over months of constant testing and re-design. The result of those efforts is that we have created one of the strongest and most resilient ground anchors available, which doesn’t require digging a large hole in your garage floor.
Security chains for garage
Security chains are an excellent investment for motorbike and bike security. You can use them at home or on the go, giving you peace of mind that your vehicle is safe and protected wherever you are. A security chain is versatile, easy to transport and perfect for all kinds of security, no matter where you are.
Securing your bike to a lamp post or other solid, immovable fixture prevents it from being easily wheeled off and carried away. Security chains can be bought to be used with ground anchors, or even teamed with a garage security barrier such as the Guardsman, which comes with anchor points for chains. Your chain can be used alone or in tandem with other security products – but should always be part of the bare minimum of your security.
We believe that the best form of security is lots of it. We encourage ‘layering’ your security products at every opportunity to give you the best chance of keeping your vehicles safe against theft attempts.
Garage security locks
All security efforts, whether they’re for on the go or at home, should utilise an effective garage security lock. At Image4Security, we have a wide selection of garage security locks, including alarmed locks, D locks, disc locks, padlocks, shackle locks and more, to ensure your garage security is top notch.
A garage security lock is versatile and effective at delivering a variety of security measures for your vehicle. Whether you’re locking up your wheel with a disc lock or shackling your bike to an immovable object. Our range includes the impressive Zovii anti-tamper alarmed locks that trigger an alarm when messed with, alerting you and whoever else around you of a break in.
What our customers say
Garage doors are incredibly vulnerable to attack and contrary to popular belief are very susceptible to break ins. Just because your motorbike or other valuables are kept within the garage doesn’t mean that they are safe. Consider adding our garage defender or Guardsman security barrier to add those extra layers of security. Ensure you are doing everything you can to keep your valuables safe.
Garage doors come in various styles and colours but can be categorised in to two distinct types: roller shutter and up and over – both of which come with their security drawbacks. The up and over door can easily be prized open using a crowbar into one of the two corners and the slats on a roller shutter door can be pushed upwards and easily released from the runner guides.
To prevent these two eventualities from occurring, you can use our garage defender to prevent your garage door from being attacked and opened, and your contents being stolen.
The most common way that thieves break into garages is by using a crowbar to prize the garage door open from the corners (up and over the door) or by removing the slates from the door runners (roller shutter door). Once in, the thief is then able to unlock the garage door from the inside and open it fully. Other points of entry into a garage are through a secondary pedestrian doorway which may be left unlocked or easily opened or through a poorly constructed roof panel.
To secure a garage door from the outside consider installing a garage defender. The defender sits on the outside of your garage door which prevents the up and over door from being jacked forwards and forcefully opened. It is simple and easy to use and can be locked unlocked in seconds. The floor plate is just 10mm in height from the floor minimising trip hazards. They help massively with preventing a break-in because of their rigidity when tampered with and ability to turn away thieves.
In order to secure your up and over garage door, consider installing a garage defender. The defender sits on the outside of your garage door which prevents the up and over door from being jacked forwards and forcefully opened. It is simple and easy to use and can be lock and unlocked in seconds. The floor plate is just 10mm in height from the floor minimising trip hazards. The design of the garage defender is such that the distance from the outer skin to the locking pin is of greater distance than the width of a grinder disc.
With a 10-year guarantee you can be rest assured you have a brilliant first line of defence protecting your garage.
in the press
'An invaluable first line of defence. The whole kit fits at the very edges of your garage, meaning it only gets in the way when you want it to - to protect your bike'
'I have two Guardsmen, one on either side of my double garage. Effortless to use, solid and secure. Well worth the money for total peace of mind'
'An innovative first line of defence. It's effortless and neat designed to resist attack in all its vulnerable areas'
'Every bit as good as expected. Super simple to use. Fantastic deterrent. Looks really nice too taking up virtually no floor space'
'Simple ideas are often the best: and this security barrier is a straightforward anti-theft measure. If they can't get your bike physically out of the door, they can't take it, right?'
'Great product. Much larger and more secure in person. What a fantastic security product'
'Peace of mind, fantastically built, smart and simple'
'A simply great product for kitcar enthusiasts. It is a superb deterrent that will keep your car safe should a weasel thief try to steal it'
'A brilliant new deterrent to those who wish to steal our cars'