garage door keypad safety

One question we’re often asked is, “Are garage door keypads safe?” This is a great question to ask, and one that we wanted to go more into depth in this post. We take your home’s safety seriously and want you to feel secure.

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Garage door keypads are a convenient way to get in and out of your home for a number of reasons. Learn more about their safety–read on!

They Can’t Be Lost

The remote that you keep in your car is small, portable, and thus, easy to lose or break. Say you toss it into your pocket and it falls into the pool, or you accidentally drop it and watch in horror as it shatters into pieces. This is not something you have to worry about when you have a keypad attached to the door. When you’ve left your remote in another car or the battery is dead or (insert tragedy here), the keypad is a failsafe that you know you can depend on.

The Codes Can Be Changed

One thing people worry about is who has the codes to the door. This can be particularly worrying when you’ve had a roommate move out, or have to give the code to a worker. Depending on the model, you can quickly change the code permanently, or even create temporary codes for pet sitters, maintenance people, and so on. And if somebody you live with moves out, you can easily change the main code within a minute or two.

How to Increase Your Door’s Security

We’ve all see the scene in movies where the actor looks at the most-used buttons to figure out the code. This is an issue you can take control of! Every week or so, use a good cleaner to wipe off dust, fingerprints, and grease from your keypad to ensure they all look uniform. That will make cracking the code more difficult.

Lock your interior doors to provide an extra layer of protection. While we hate to say it, the truth is, if somebody really wants to get into your home, they will likely find a way to do it. You can create extra layers of protection to prevent this from happening by locking doors and taking other precautions.

Do you remember everyone you’ve shared your code with? If there’s any doubt, or if you’ve had the same code for several years, it’s time for a change.

If your keypad and/or opener are more than 7-8 years old, it’s time to look for an upgrade. Technologies developed in recent years have made hacking the code much more difficult.

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