Do I need a New Garage Door Opener?

Thornton, Colorado Garage Door Openers

Do I need a new Garage Door Opener?

The answer is Yes, in most cases. Call us if you have a older model remote with switcher on off inside. One of the most important components of a house is the garage. While the variety of garages available differs significantly, one of the most important options is the security of the opener.

 

1926 the first set of wireless remotes were developed and the same wireless transceiver opened all the garage doors. Soon garage doors adapted to a more secure dipswitches system. Manufactures developed a series of dipswitches set to on and off. 12 dip switches gave a combination of 4,096 possible settings. This worked for a while, until security expert Samy Kamker was able to modify a toy software from a discontinued text messaging toy by Mattel.

 

Samy was able to easily modify the devise and hack open his on garage door. How did he do that? By installing an inexpensive antenna add on an open source hardware interference along with the modified simple toy software and he created the “OpenSesame”, took the guess work out of the Fixed Code Remote.

 

Sammy released his code publicly to the manufacturers to alter their remote control devices for the greater safety. He altered the code to make it unusable for the common criminals.

Rolling Code Remote Controls

The devise of rolling codes, which changes the code every time the remote control is used. Making the attacks harder. Sammy also made an method of getting around the rolling code which he calls “Rolljam.” A pair of radios jam the signal while a third device steals the code that is used to open the garage door. The fact that the receiver can’t get the code without a rollover. Sammy once again revealed the latest hack to the manufacturers again they changed the systems. Now manufactures codes expire quicker.

New Security+ for Garage Doors

So protect your home from hackers. Look at your remote and if you an old garage door opener. Call us and we can help you with a remote system that uses the rolling codes, Security + and other systems that make it harder for the hacker. One way to check is to open your remote and if contains dipswitches, that means your door is not secure.

 

If you’re looking to upgrade your system call or email GarageDoorHQ.com to find out more about the safety features into new installations that include Security+ and rolling code remote openers.

Security Sensors:

Another benefit of a new garage door opener is automatic garage door openers: they contain special sensors that halt the door’s closing when it senses something in the path of the door. That can be a particularly useful feature if you have children or pets in your home. You’ll have peace of mind that they’ll both be safe and sound when playing near the garage.

 

The use of a garage door to open and close 2-4 times a day is allot of opening and closing of that heavy door. This door is so important in our lives.

The benefits:

  • Keeping unwanted people and animals out of your garage.
  • Securing your car in the garage before you get out.
  • Getting your car out of the elements of bad weather like rain or snow.
  • Loading and unloading of the car in the garage gives us peace and feeling of security.

Call us to answer any questions about Garage Door Repair or Garage Door Opener problems. Or if you need a new Garage door installed or Garage Door Opener installed. We can come out to see your garage door and let you know what is perfect for your garage door space and all your garage door needs.

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