Keypads vs. Remote Controls

There are various different methods of opening your garage door – you can even do it manually in a pinch. But what about ways of opening your door remotely or electronically. There are a few different options to choose from.

Entry keypads

An electronic keypad can be installed on the outside of your garage door, allowing you to simply enter a code to open the door. This may seem less convenient than simply pressing a button from a distance to open the door, but it can have its benefits. Firstly, you don’t need to worry about losing your remote control or it running out of batteries at an inopportune moment. 

However, there is always the risk of forgetting the code, and writing it down somewhere could pose a risk of a burglar reading the code and gaining access to your garage. Regularly changing your garage door code can help to increase your security.

Entry keypads can be a useful backup in conjunction with a remote control or smart opener, meaning you have a second entry option if you can’t find your remote, for example.

Remote controls

A garage door remote control gives you the convenience of being able to open the door as you’re walking to it, or as you’re driving up to it when returning home if you keep the remote in your car. This may not sound like much, but it can save precious seconds if you’re in a rush or if you’re trying to get out of bad weather quickly.

As mentioned above, there is the downside of losing the remote control, especially if multiple people in your house use it and tend to put it down in different places. And it will need batteries, so make sure you keep plenty of spares handy for if it goes flat.

Smart openers

A smart garage door opener allows you to open and close your door using an app on your smartphone. This gives the convenience of a remote control but also poses a lesser risk of losing or misplacing it, as people tend to keep their phones on them most of the time. 

Of course, just like your remote control running out of batteries, your phone will need to be charged to be able to use the app, so you might find yourself unable to use it when coming home at the end of a long day if you haven’t kept your phone charged.

Smart garage door openers also have additional beneficial features like being able to open, close, lock, and unlock your door remotely from anywhere with an internet signal. This means you can be sure that you shut and locked your door when the thought suddenly crosses your mind in bed or at work.

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