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The Pros and Cons of Keypad Garage Door Openers

01/03/2014 Back To Blog

Keypad garage door openers allow a code to be entered to open or close the garage doors. These have recently grown in popularity but if you are considering installing this type of electric operators then you should be aware of the good and bad points before purchase.

The Pro’s:

  • Convenience: Doesn’t require you to carry additional keys and it can be a simple and easy way to open the door.
  • A Back-up: This type of system can provide a back-up to remote controls which can be misplaced or damaged.  If you remote is dropped and damaged, you may be forced to call out an emergency garage door company to be able to gain access to your garage.
  • Ease of Use: These models of door openers are remarkably easy to use. You can program the keypad for a unique code which is known only by members of your household. This creates an additional security feature which is very difficult for thieves to hack and gain entry.
  • Low Maintenance: These openers require little maintenance to keep working effectively.

The Con’s:

  • Electricity Dependent: Although the keypad is usually battery operated, there can be restricted use in the event of a power failure. Some systems do have redundancies in place for power outage but it could be problematic in the event of prolonged power failure.
  • Expense: These types of system can be costly. Depending on the sophistication of the system, they can be far more expensive than comparable non keypad systems.
  • Not Totally Thief Proof: No system is completely thief proof. These types of system do provide additional security and can deter most criminals but you should still have other security measures such as alarms and lighting in place.

If you are interested in learning whether a keypad garage door opener would be suitable for your property, you can get advice from garage door repair Eastchester.

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