I saw this at the site of KOAT in Albuquerque:
$1 fix may secure your garage from thieves
Zip-tie fix secures garage from some threats
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —There are dozens of home burglaries every day in New Mexico.
While there are a number of ways thieves can break into homes, one of the easiest ways is through the garage door.
The automatic garage door isn’t as secure as many think. Thieves have discovered a simple solution to breaking in through the home’s largest door.
Crooks can break into the garage in six seconds using an iron hanger by targeting the safety releasing on the most common and commercialized garage doors.
There is a very simple, inexpensive way to fend off garage bandits — the zip tie. Just thread a plastic zip tie through the emergency release latch.
The zip tie should be strong enough that it would prevent a hanger from opening the garage door, but make sure you have enough strength to bust it in an emergency.
Andy Pomroy of Windsor Door Sales said it should be easy for adults to pop the zip tie in the event of an emergency.
I have lots of zip ties around. I keep some in my pack and/or suitcase when traveling, along with paracord. Many uses.