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How Does A Garage Door Remote Work?

How Does A Garage Door Remote Work?

A garage door remote is a device that allows you to control your garage door automatic opener. By pressing the remote buttons you’ll be able to open and close your garage door. Some models also have wireless internet capabilities which enable you to open and close your garage door from a greater distance.

Importance Of Garage Door Remote

Garage door remotes offer homeowners convenience and security. They provide easy access into and out of your garage without the need of getting out of your car and expose yourself to weather elements and bypassing strangers. In areas with high crime rates, wireless operated garage doors can provide an extra layer of protection, making it much more harder for criminals to tamper with them than manual garage doors. It also offers greater safety compared to manual operation as there is less chance of being robbed or mugged when operating the door remotely.

Nowadays, many smartphones are equipped with garage door remote applications that allow users to access their garages from a greater distance and even monitor their home when they are away. It also provides easier access for family members or friends who may need emergency access into your home while you are away on errands or vacation.

The Mechanism Of A Garage Door Remote

Garage door remotes work by emitting a special signal code which is picked up by the receiver unit attached onto the opener motor of the garage door motor system. For this system to work properly, both devices must be compatible with same frequency range that corresponds with each other.

Programming these devices typically requires two steps: either pressing the LEARN/Smart button simultaneously on both device units or setting its dip switch into a frequency similar to that of your opener unit. Successful pairing will be indicated by lights coming from the opener.

Once programmed, you should be able to use your remote control or wireless keypad to open and close your garage door. However, it is important that you check the compatibility of both devices before purchase or replacement in order to ensure they work well together. You can do this by researching the model you have, contacting the customer support team of the manufacturer and consulting with a professional garage door service provider.

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