An older garage door can be a work of art. It can be a showcase item for your home with gorgeous wooden panels, stained glass, and all the trimmings.
Brand-new garage doors deliver some of today’s best features while using sturdy materials like steel, fiberglass, or aluminum.
Both options benefit from certain upgrades, such as the installation of a keyless entry system. Not only does a keypad opener raise the door, but it can also lock it to prevent intrusion.
Are you thinking about an investment in this upgrade? If so, here are the advantages that become available when making this purchase.
What Are the Benefits of Having a Keyless Entry System?
1. It reduces an entry point risk.
When you have a keyless entry for a garage door, you no longer need to carry keys or an automatic opener when leaving. If someone breaks into your car, they can often get your address from the paperwork you take. Once they gain entry, the rest of your home becomes vulnerable.
With a keyless entry system, you only need to remember a numeric code.
2. You have multiple access options.
You might have times when it would be nice to have someone outside your family enter your home. It could be a babysitter, a repair person, or a friend watching your place while you take a vacation.
When you have a keyless entry system, you can set a specific input that permits entry. Even if your installation only allows for a single code, you can change it when the need arises.
Some models even allow you to set a one-time guest code for entry.
3. There isn’t anything to lose.
If you forget your garage door opener or leave your keys somewhere, it is virtually impossible to gain access to your home. Keyless entry technology requires you to remember a PIN or code, but the sequence can be something that you remember.
When you set the code, please remember to avoid a number that someone could guess. It shouldn’t be a birthday or anniversary for anyone in the family. Some people use their debit card PIN to prevent forgetfulness, but that isn’t a great option if someone should learn it.
4. You have wireless control.
Today’s best keyless entry systems provide a wireless installation instead of running wires along your garage’s walls. It sends the information to your motor directly. When the correct code gets entered, the signal tells the doors to open or close. That makes it a fast and straightforward upgrade, especially when choosing a keypad that works with your current system.
Do you have a new garage door to install, or would you like to update your current masterpiece? A keyless entry system with an automatic opener is an affordable investment for your home! Let us know what you’re thinking, and we’ll be happy to develop a plan with you that meets your needs. Visit us at Middleton Overhead Doors or give us a call at (815) 725-6077 to learn more.