It’s fair to say that just about none of us would prefer to go back to hauling open our garage doors, which is why most of us use garage door opener remotes. The problem is that these can easily be lost or broken and then you need to contact the garage door company who performed your garage door installation to have the remote fixed or replaced. You would think that with all the technological advances in the past few years, that there would be a better solution for opening and closing garage doors!
Well, it’s your lucky day, because there are now three other options that you can explore: keypads, car controls and apps.
Keypads vs garage door opener remotes
You now have the option of purchasing automatic garage doors that are operated with keypads and a unique PIN, and can be installed by a specialist garage door company. These are ideal for people who walk their dog, run or jog as you don’t need to carry a remote opener with you when you go out. The one downside is that the keypad is attached to the exterior wall during the garage door installation, so you have to get out of your car to open the garage doors.
Car controls vs garage door opener remotes
Some of the newer model cars have a universal remote feature that can be programmed to open and close your garage doors. These are very easy to set up and can be primed from your existing remote control, so that they operate on the same frequency, and they can be added after your garage door installation has been completed. They can be used in conjunction with your remote controls, so are ideal when you only have one remote, but more than one person needs to use the remote!
Apps vs garage door opener remotes
Some garage doors can also be controlled by apps on your smart phones, and these can also be used alongside your existing remote controls. All you need to do is to download the app and then you can operate the garage doors, even closing them from your office if the app tells you that you left them open when you left for work. You don’t need to contact your garage door company to use these apps, just search online and decide which one is best for your needs.
For help with your garage door opener remotes or for affordable garage door installation, why not get a quote online today?