Garage Opener Remotes and Security08/01/2015 Back To Blog
With a garage door clicker in your hand, you simply have to push the button and the door will open and close automatically for you. These devices are light, compact and quite reliable as well. At the same time, they should not be treated carelessly as they play an important role for the security of the garage and the house as a whole. Find out how to treat them properly to ensure that you will enjoy maximum security at all times.
Perfect Protection at All Times
Even if you have a garage door opener with rolling code technology, you still have to keep the remote safe just like you do with the transponder key of your car. This type of technology prevents the opening of the door with another transmitter, but not with the original one. If the original device is lost or stolen, a thief can use it to get inside the garage undisturbed.
The simplest way to protect the remote is to keep it with you at all times. You should carry it in your bag and avoid leaving it inside the car. Now there are garage remote controls which are small enough to be carried on a keychain. This is definitely a good idea as it will help to lower the risk of loss. When you are at home, you should keep the device in a safe and secure place where it is not easily noticeable.
If your overhead door opens without the use of the remote, this is a serious cause for concern and the problem must be investigated. Usually, the issue is with the receiver rather than with the transmitter. This means that the opener should be properly fixed. You will be able to continue using it safely and securely with the old remote.
One of the biggest concerns that property owners have is what to do when their garage motor remotes when they leave their cars at home and go on vacation. If you have a mechanical lock, you can use it and disconnect the opener from the power grid. Another option is to leave the remotes with a trusted friend who does not live in the same area. Some more advanced openers have a function for blocking the receiver for a set period of time. In this way, no remote in the world can be used for opening the door.