Keeping your garage and home safe by locking your doors is obviously a no brainer. And yet how many of us keep our remote openers on the visor of our cars for our own easy access?
Or do you ever wonder how easy it might be for someone to hack your garage door code and enter your garage, home, or both?
At the very least, you should be placing your opener in a hidden spot in your car if you choose to leave it inside.
But if your overhead garage door opener is over 15 years old, then now may be a good time to consider purchasing a new one. It certainly would make it a lot more difficult, in fact, near impossible, to access your garage.
Out with the Old; In with the New
If your garage door opener was made before 1999, it’s time to replace it with something more secure. Not only are many of these older units discontinued by most manufacturers, but finding parts can be difficult.
Today’s garage door openers come with safety features like rolling code technology. Every time you use that remote control, a new code is selected from an infinite number of combinations making copying your frequency impossible. Many new openers even come with a safety switch lock that disables all remote access so when you’re away on vacation, or even for the whole winter, you know your home is under maximum protection.
More features that are available today from many manufacturers of modern garage door openers include:
- monitor and control your garage door and house lights remotely by using a computer or smartphone
- electronically programing security codes from a multi-function control panel
- whole-garage lighting with adjustable light time delay
- safety sensors that project an invisible light beam across the garage door opening and automatically reverses the door if anything interrupts the beam while door is going down
- sensing technology which will stop the door from closing if contact is made with a person or object
- warning system which provides audible and visual warnings that the garage door is about to close
- manual release handle in case of power failure
Though we can’t help you with where you choose to place your remote operator, we can help you find the best replacement for your out-of-date model which will provide maximum security for your home and maximum peace of mind for you. Call us today!