Garage Door Remotes08/27/2013 Back To Blog
A garage door and its opener are only as good as the remote controls which allow you to operate them from within your garage, from inside your car, or from the outside of your house. Almost every garage door opener brand will have its own type of remote controls to use for the easy and safe operation of the machine. These remotes come with a few different sections, and are a faster and more effective way of using your door.
The remote controls are usually stored inside the car. They send a signal to the opener system which tells it to raise or lower the garage door accordingly. While many people like to store them inside the car, there have been reports of cars being stolen and then the thieves using those remotes to enter the house, so an alternative location may be a wiser choice. Wherever you choose to store them, be sure to remember where they are so they can be used each time you need to re-enter directly from your car.
The garage door clicker often includes the wireless garage door keypad, where you type in a pre-determined code and use that code to operate your opener system. These codes should be changed regularly and kept secret so that they cannot be used by burglars to enter your house. Others are shaped more like the remote controls, and are used by simply clicking the correct button to relay the signal for the motor action.
Clickers, keypads, and remotes can be easily used by children. Make sure they understand that they are not toys, and always combine the use of remote activation with sensor technology so that nobody gets hurt and nothing gets damaged when the garage door is closed remotely. When one cannot see what is beneath the garage door, accidents can happen, so it is always best to be prepared.
The type of opener directly corresponds to the type of remote
So, for example, if you own a liftmaster garage door opener you will have to buy and find parts for a liftmaster garage door opener remote. The same will be said for those bought through Genie, or Craftsman, or any other brand. Most battery operated remotes and keypads will have similar batteries, so that will not change. To troubleshoot a non-functional garage door clicker, start by checking the battery to make sure it has not expired.
A remote operated garage door opener system will bring ease and convenience into your life. These accessories simplify garage access, but also bring the added security responsibilities. Therefore, a balance must be struck, but when it is, you will greatly enjoy the results.