Keyless Remote Garage Door Opener
If you already have a remote garage door opener fitted to you home, you will be only too aware how much
difference it can make to your life. However, as convenient as they are, door openers can also pose a security
risk. By adding an external garage door keypad, you can enhance both security and safety of your home against
intruders and burglars.
With the addition of a keyless remote garage door opener keypad, you will be able to keep out anybody who
doesn't know the entry code number and also eliminate the need for you to always have your keys or remotes to hand.
Rather than give keys to children, who could lose or misplace them, a keypad entry system is becoming a safer
alternative for many families.
To open the door, all you need to know is the entry code which you can program and reprogram anytime that you
desire. The code itself normally consists of four or more digits and each member of your family can have their own
easy to remember personal code. With multiple codes, no one has to try to remember someone else's favorite
Additionally, if you are expecting a person to clean or service household equipment, they can be given their own
temporary access code which can be deleted once they have completed their work. This code can also be programmed to
only open the house during certain hours so that they can only gain access to your home when you want them to.
Assuming that you only intend installing one keypad, it should fitted on the wall near to the entry point that
is most frequently used, which will presumably be the garage. The keypad will operate the garage door opener for
ease of entry.
There are two types of keypad available which are either wireless (no wiring required) or another with an
internal control box that has to be hardwired to the external keypad. Some are specific to certain models such as
the Chamberlin, Sears Craftsman and Genie garage door openers whilst others are universal. The latter can be
programmed to work with a number of different openers that operate on a particular frequency and come with full
Garage door opener keypads come in a variety of styles and finishes. Several metal finishes are available from
shiny chrome to burnished bronze. Styles are usually nice looking, with twelve keys being standard. The rectangular
style keypad is the most common with the keys arranged in a three by four pattern. However, there are also versions
that feature two columns of six buttons each. No matter what the exterior style of your house is, you will be sure
to find a style and color that blends in well with the decor.
There are more elaborate types of keypad that also include an LCD display window. This type of keypad can
display error messages, should any faults occur, as well as telling you that the system is ready to go. Other types
include an alpha numeric readout as well as LED displays which have lights of different colors to indicate what is
happening with the home security system.
When choosing a garage door opener keypad, look for one that has several helpful features. For instance, if you
decide on a keypad with a built in display, make sure that it can be lit from behind so that you can read the
message in the dark. As well as that, it is also helpful for the keys themselves to be back lit so that you can see
the numbers. The display window itself should also be a reasonable size to make reading the messages easier. There
should also be a lid that flips down to protect the keypad from the elements.
A modern type of garage door opener accessory is the keyless keypad entry which ensures that you are able to
access your garage even when you can't find your keys or remotes. As well as that. it also offers a safe and secure
option for letting in workers, cleaners and repairmen should you be unavailable to let them in