The Technology Behind Garage Door Security


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Home security is always an issue that haunts home owners and parents alike. We live in an age where technology is continually improving to make our homes more secure, but yet we always need to wonder if we are doing enough or if we could do more. With all the new technology out there it is tough to find out what are the necessary security tools for you garage and garage door opener and which are over the top. That is where this article comes in, we have got the low down and the scoop on the technology that your garage can really benefit from. When it comes to home security there are a lot of questions that you may have and you may be the type of person that sees it as a “price is no object” issue, but for most people they don’t have the luxury of that mindset. For those people here are some tips on how to make sure your garage door is a safe as it can be with minimal investments. For everyone else you can hire a personal home security expert and they will surely have your home locked down quite sufficiently in no time at all.

The first thing to do is to check to see that your garage door remote is the most recent type of remote. Most current garage doors should have randomized non-repeating codes that can’t be decoded or anything like that. This means that hacking attempts by intruders on your garage door are nearly impossible. Nowadays most garage door openers that are newer than ten years will be of this newer type and some older than that will be too. If you believe that your garage door opener remote may be older than that or just want to check it out you can do this a number of ways. You can look at the manual to see the sort of codes your remote is using to communicate with your garage door opener or you can look at the make or model online to see what type of equipment you are working with. If you find that your garage door opener’s remote may be using the older repeating codes it is suggested that you update your opener and remote system to something more secure. If this is the case you can call your local garage door professional to see what they suggest and to make sure that you in fact need the upgrade.

The second thing you can do to up your security quotient is to integrate your home security system with your garage door system. This may be beyond the average joe’s expertise, but the benefits will really be felt. Knowing when your garage door is repeatedly denying attempts to open it can be extremely good to know whether you are away from home or sitting in your bed. What is more helpful is that somebody else will also know that the garage door is perhaps being forcibly opened late at night, which of course would raise a red flag for any security service. This sort of integration can also let you lock down your whole house from a single point or set an alarm for when you leave on vacation or even for work every day. The possibilities for using your garage door opener system as an extension of your home security system are nearly endless. If your garage door system and home security system have the ability to be integrated in this way it is recommended that you take the opportunity to up your security. If you don’t believe you can do it on your own simply get in touch with your home security provider, your garage door professional or both and they will be happy to assist you.

The last tip for you is probably the easiest for most, however it will most likely only apply to a small portion of those with a garage door opener system. As technology gets more and more complicated and involve in our homes’ security it is important that we stay up to date with possible security openings that may have been found in our appliances. With the internet it is rather easy for the news of a security leak to spread in home security software or garage door opener’s software. The great part about this however is that the makers of these software are just as on the look out for this thing, if not more so than those who would try to exploit them. This means that keeping your various security systems in their peak condition is as easy making sure that you update the software whenever a new update comes out. For many things you may even be able to have this automated so that you never even have to think about it.

Home security is getting more and more complex and effective every day. Your garage door system’s security of course is no exception. The garage door opener systems that are used these days are much more advanced than they were decades ago when they were simply a more convenient way for us to open and close our garage doors. Nowadays there is no telling what your garage door system can and can’t do. It is not far fetched to think that you could lock down your garage door system and your hole house at the touch of a button or by simply making a call. You could also thwart a garage door threat before it even happens simply by having your garage door opener’s software update automatically every week or two. These are things that you can look forward to as the integration of your home to the internet and your home security grows. Eventually everything may even be on your phone, negating the need for any garage door opener remote at all, but until then make sure that the technology running your garage door opener system is relatively up to date and free from any big security holes.

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