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There are several different ways to get into your locked garage door, and only one of them includes using an actual key. What keyless methods are there out there, and what should you choose for your home?
When it comes to keyless methods for garage entry, there are two different options you can consider, a remote entry or a keypad entry. Let’s take a closer look at each of these choices.
Remote Garage Door Opening
These openers are a two-part system, with one piece installed in your car and the other on the garage, the two parts transmit to each other, and when you drive up to your garage, the door automatically opens. You may also have a handheld remote where you can press a button to open the door when you're close enough to your home.
There are a lot of benefits to using a remote garage door opening device. First, and possibly most important, is the safety they offer. While garage doors are generally safe and designed to be used daily in your home, accidents can happen. Fingers get caught, and doors come down when they're not meant to. If you and your family are in the car when you're opening the door, you are clear of all possible injury.
Another benefit is convenience. To get your car in or out of the garage, you don't need to get out of your car at all. Just hit the button, and you'll be able to pull in or out. This is perfect for those worried about leaving children or animals in the car alone, people with physical issues, such as arthritis, or if you just don't want to get out of your car to open the door in bad weather.
The last advantage of a remote garage door that we want to cover here is the protection it can offer your home. Have you ever been in such a hurry that you’ve driven away from your home only to realize halfway to your destination that you left the garage door open? Or maybe, part way through your day you suddenly have that nagging feeling that you may have left the garage door open, but you just can’t be sure. You are now in a conundrum of what to do. Do you turn around and go back to close the door, making yourself even later for your day, or do you leave the door open and risk unwanted animals or worse criminals having access to your home? With a remote garage door opener, you’ll never have to worry about this again, as they automatically close the door behind you. This extra bit of security can give you a lot of peace of mind.
Keypad Garage Door Openers
The other option is a keypad, mounted by your garage door. When you want to access your garage, you simply enter the right code, and the keypad sends a signal to open the door. This option has become increasingly popular with homeowners in recent years.
Many homeowners are opting for keypad entry because between the keys or key fobs for your car, home, office, gym, and various other keys, the amount of keys you need for your life seems to grow, day by day. Who needs or wants that many keys and key rings taking up space in your bag or pocket? Having a keypad removes one key, making your life a little bit easier.
Keypads are also a great way to ensure that your kids are safe. As careful as they try to be, keys get lost, it just happens sometimes. If your kid knows the code to your garage door, then you know they can get in without a problem. That's a huge weight off your shoulders, and let’s face it; this is even a great perk for adults too who sometimes misplace their keys or walk out of the house without them.
Do you have several drivers in your family? Installing a keypad garage door opener will save you money on buying a remote for each car as every driver can access the garage with the same device.
The only drawback to a keyless garage door opener is that if someone gets your code, they could obtain access to your home. However, you can easily mitigate this problem by choosing a keyless door opener that uses rolling codes. Additionally, you should always ensure no one is watching you enter the code on your keypad.
Update Your Garage Security with Garage Door Pros of Weston
These entry methods for your garage door are the best way to secure your home while also providing you with an efficient way to get into your house.
If you're interested in changing your garage door security, contact our friendly team at Garage Door Pros, your garage door service in Weston. We can recommend and install the best security for your situation.