Never Leave Your Garage Door Open!

Residential Garage Door InstallationYou may want to rethink leaving your garage door open because more eyes may be watching than you realize! Recently, Google’s stealth ‘Street View’ cameras published a picture of a garage door left open in the U.K. for all the world to see, including a few thieves.

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According to the Huffington Post, the garage owner, Gordon Rayner, believes that Google should have blacked out his garage as they did his face and the windows of his home. He stated that it was “an invitation for any criminal to take what they like.” “When you look at the (Google) photograph, my face is blacked out, the windows of my house are blacked out, but because the garage door was left open, you can clearly see everything in there,” Raynor told The Telegraph (UK News).
security footageRayner’s mountain bike was stolen. The thieves then made a few more visits to his garage to see if there was anything else they could pilfer. Fortunately, they were unsuccessful because Rayner now keeps his garage door closed!
Are criminals now able to canvas our streets and target potential open garage doors via Internet? Is the mega search engine crossing the line and invading our right to privacy?
There has been recent controversy surrounding Google’s Street View application, raising questions about personal privacy rights. According to a Google spokesman, the company does blur out images when asked to do so, but went on to say that “the imagery on Street View is no different to what anyone could readily capture or see by traveling down the street themselves.”
An open garage door makes you an easy target for thieves who may be canvasing your neighborhood looking for open garage doors. Once inside your garage, a burglar is no longer visible from the street and can gain easy entry into your home. You could have the best home security system money can buy, but if you leave your garage door open, what good is it?
The bottom line here is that you should never leave your garage door open because you never know who is watching!

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