4 Important Reasons You Should Consider Replacing Your Garage Door Remote & Opener
When was the last time you thought about your garage door opener and garage door remote? As long as it hasn’t broken down recently, we’re willing to be that it’s been quite a while (potentially since it was installed). Given that they control access to the part of your home that contains some of your most valuable possessions, it’s something that’s definitely worthy of some consideration.
Garage door technology has come a long way in the last decade or so. Upgrading your system can have some major benefits in terms of safety, security and convenience, so make sure you check out the following 4 important reasons that you should consider replacing your garage door opener and garage door remote
Improved Safety For You And Your Family
Most people think of their front door as the main entry point to their home, when it reality it is often the garage door. You probably park your cars in there, leaving and coming back through the garage door. You might also use the garage as a workshop or store all of your gardening and hardware equipment. Your kids might even use the garage to dart in and out before and after school.
Because it gets used so much, it’s vitally important to have a garage door that’s 100% safe. Most garage door openers have a safety system that stops the door from coming down if something gets in the way, but the older your garage door, the less advanced and reliable this system will be.
Older systems are also more prone to breaking and malfunctioning, and this can lead to accidents (especially if there are young children in the house). Even if you’re not in need of a full replacement, it definitely pays to get your garage door serviced on a regular basis to ensure that it’s as safe as possible.
Improved Home Security
If your garage door remote is older (as in made before 1993) it might be programmed using DIP switches which are set to a -,+ ore 0 position. This is a security issue as it makes it extremely easy for criminals to access the system remotely, open your garage door and help themselves to your car and everything else in your house.
Most garage doors made after 1993 are equipped with a better system that utilizes rolling codes (which means that a unique code is generated every time someone uses the garage door remote), and later models have even more advanced security than that.
To put it simply, the more modern and advanced your garage door opening system, the more secure it will be.
Increased Convenience & Connectivity
The 21st century is all about connectivity, and garage doors are no exception to this. Some systems have even done away with the garage door remote completely and allow you to operate them with an app on your smartphone.
In addition to providing an extra level of security through your phone’s screen lock, it can also allow you to open the door remotely. This can come in extremely handy if you lock your keys inside the house or want to allow a delivery to be left in a secure location while you’re away from home.
More Peace & Quiet
It might sound obvious when we say it, but modern garage door opening systems are less noisy and distracting. Many use rubber belts and nylon rollers instead of chains, steel cables and metal rollers found in older systems.
This can be especially beneficial for shift workers and other people that keep different hours to the people they live with. With a quiet new garage door opening system, you no longer have to worry about waking everyone up when you get home late at night or early in the morning.
We hope that this post has helped you see your garage door opening system and garage door remote in a new light. They’re an absolutely vital part of your home’s safety, security, convenience and liveability, so it’s worth considering upgrading. After all, you probably upgrade less important things like your phone, TV and decor much more frequently. Get in touch with us today to find out more about how we can help make sure that your garage door opening system and remote are up to the standard you need them to be.