3 Interesting Garage Upgrades
The garage is often neglected in modern homes. Unknown to most homeowners, a well-planned garage upgrade can improve the functionality and appeal of the space. Besides, the upgrade could improve your property’s value. Continue reading this excerpt for some garage upgrade tips.
1. Enhance the Garage’s Security
Security devices such as restricted access systems and CCTV cameras can significantly increase the functionality of the garage. For instance, CCTV cameras record footage of people accessing the garage and deter burglars who would want to break into the garage. In addition, you can integrate CCTV cameras with number plate identification systems that send a signal to open the garage door.
You should consider a restricted access system. Typically, the system uses a code, password, or biometrics to open the garage door. If an unscrupulous individual attempts to break into the garage, the system activates the alarm or sends a signal to the security company monitoring the home alarm system.
Have you considered a smart garage? Automation systems allow you to surveil the security devices in your garage and control the different elements remotely. For instance, suppose one of your employees intends to pick up something from the garage — you could open the garage door for them from your office. In addition, automation allows you to view garage CCTV footage and adjust the security settings of the CCTV or restricted access system.
2. Install a Fire Alarm System
Garage fires can be caused by electrical malfunctions, flammable liquids, or oversights as you conduct car repairs. Fire alarm systems are an efficient way to ensure a quick response to fires and reduce fire damage. An effective fire system comprises sensors, sprinklers, and an alarm.
This system contains a series of heat and smoke detectors that activate the alarm and sprinklers when smoke and heat exceed specific levels. The installers will strategically place these detectors to ensure a quick response to heat and smoke. The water sprinklers should spray water to all corners of the garage to prevent the fire from spreading.
3. Consider Smart Storage
The truth is that most garage spaces are disorganized. Because of this, homeowners experience difficulties locating car repair equipment, tools, or other items stored inside the garage. In addition, the clutter makes it difficult for you to use the space optimally. For instance, it would be challenging to conduct minor car upgrades if the garage is cluttered and disorganized.
Garage clutter is also a fire hazard. If an electrical outlet short circuits, the fire could quickly spread on the floor if it contains clutter such as plastic cuttings, paint cans, and oil. Proper organization helps you place and keep flammable items away from fire risks.
Shelves and cabinets are an instant garage storage solution. You must ensure that the storage spaces are customized to suit your garage needs. The shelves should be made from industrial-grade materials to ensure they don’t chip or break when you store rough, heavy, or sharp materials. In addition, they should be easy to clean and should not discolor when you store oily and grimy items.
Modify the garage cabinets to ensure easy access to your tools. For example, they could have hooks to store spanners, pliers, screwdrivers, and drills. If possible, consider modular and mobile cabinets that can be moved across the garage floor or detached to create different designs. You could also utilize slat wall organizers to store items such as ladders, hoses, brooms, and small water tanks that would not fit in a cabinet or shelf.
When upgrading your garage space, hire a company with the technical expertise to design and modernize your garage. At A Tech Security, we are a one-stop shop for all your garage space upgrades. Contact our team today for exciting designs and high-quality garage fixtures and improvements.