If you have a garage door opener installed at your home and you would like to make it even more convenient and safe for you and your family to use your garage door to get in and out of the house, a keyless entry garage door opener system may be exactly what you need. The garage door has taken on the role of a second front door for many homeowners since it eliminates the need to find your keys every time you want to enter and exit the house, not to mention you don’t need to worry that the front door was locked behind you. A keyless entry system works in conjunction with your existing garage door opener rather than replacing it entirely so you don’t need to invest in a new garage door opener as well. A keyless entry system is relatively inexpensive compared to a new garage door opener and can provide an extra layer of security. If you forget or misplace your garage door opener or even if the battery dies in your garage door opener remote, you won’t be at a complete loss to open your garage door from outside.
If you already use the garage door as a front door, a keyless entry system can make it even easier to use that way. There are a number of great advantages to installing a keyless entry system for your garage door opener. The keypad can be attached to the jamb of the garage door so you only need to press a few buttons to open your garage door. For additional security, you can program a unique code for yourself and your family members, preventing anyone else from gaining access to your home via the garage door without the code. A keyless entry system can also be programmed on a temporary basis with a specific code you can provide for deliveries and/or service people who may need to enter your house while you’re not home. This can be a much safer alternative to a key to your front door that could be lost or copied. If you are looking for additional security above and beyond a keypad and/or you don’t want to have to remember a code, some keyless entry systems offer a fingerprint scanner as an option instead of a keypad. These systems generally allow up to 10 fingerprints to be programmed, allowing you to grant access to family members and eliminate the need to have a code that can be forgotten or given to anyone unauthorized.
Even if you have an older garage door opener, you should still be able to use a keyless entry system. Most keyless entry systems that are designed for universal use with any garage door opener brand name will work with garage door openers manufactured after 1993. Additionally, there are many excellent keyless entry systems made specifically for each garage door brand name. These typically are designed to take advantage of the “rolling code” functionality included in many garage door openers, ensuring that your keyless entry system cannot be exploited by tapping into the signal it transmits to the garage door opener.
Keyless entry systems are generally very easy to install since they are usually wireless and often only require a couple of screws to attach them to the garage door jamb and a small battery to provide power. You will not have to worry about running wires or working with electricity in order to set it up. To protect them from damage by exposure to the weather, keyless entry pads come with a waterproof cover that slides on and off as needed. Other great features that may be included with your keyless entry system include a lighted keypad and a security lock-out feature that will temporarily lock the keypad after a certain amount of incorrect entries.
With all of these advantages to consider, a keyless entry garage door opener may be one of the best investments you can make when it comes to your garage door. For assistance in choosing the right keyless entry system for your garage door opener, it is recommended that you contact GSM in your area. We will be able to make the best recommendation possible for your needs.