Garage Door Security Features12/14/2013 Back To Blog
Many homeowners today have anattached garage. Most use this as a second entrance into the house. This provides a lot of convenience since most electric garage doors come with keyless remotes. Being that this is the biggest entrance to the home, sufficient security is a very important factor. It becomes a major issue if the door malfunctions and cannot be secured.
Old Remotes Radio Signals
There once was a time when one person’s remote would inadvertently operate others’ garage doors. Imagine closing your door and leaving off to work. When you get home it is wide open because the neighbor next door opened his and yours went up with it. This actually used to happen because their garage door openers shared the same radio signal.
Today modern door openers have new radio frequencies with revolving electronic codes. Now, each time the door opens the code changes. There are billions of codes to rotate through, so having a duplicate code with the neighbor down the street is now rather impossible.However, if you are experiences this outdated issue a garage door service provider should be your next phone call.
The previous radio frequencies used by door remotes and keypads were commandeered by the US Government in 2006 for homeland security reasons. As a result, electronic garage doors produced after 2006 function on a new frequency. Buying a newer door opener with this new frequency prevents radio signal interference from local authorities. If your opener was manufactured prior to 2006, contact any garage door company in University Place for recommendations on newer models.
Open Door Lights and Monitor
The open door monitor is a great security feature that lets you know whether your door is open or close from inside the house. There are light indicators; green indicates that the door is closed and red lets you know that it is open. Newer openers now come with a light installed. This is suitable for when you’re coming home at night and it is pitch dark in the home. Once you open the overhead garage door with the remote, the light goes on.