Since the garage door openers’ invention in 1962, by C.G. Johnson, homeowners have been able to operate it at the touch of a button. Today, the focus is on smart, wirelessly controlled home automation products that help to improve the quality of your busy life and provide increased peace of mind.
One such product is the garage door opener keypad. Garage door opener keypads are in fact keyless entry systems that allow access to your garage and, as a result, your home without using a remote control or key. Simply enter a personally selected four-digit code and the garage door opens or closes just like magic.
Mount your garage door opener keypad outside the garage door, use your code, and your door will open without ever needing to use your key. It’s a great feature to have in the event you lock yourself out of your home (we’ve all been there). It’s also comes in handy if you have school aged children that you’d rather not give a key to.
Recent surveys reveal that forty-four percent of parents believe that having a wireless keypad installed outside their home is easier, more convenient, and safer for school-aged children to operate. In homes with or without children, wireless keypads have truly become a necessity, rather than a luxury.
In today’s technologically advanced world, wireless keypad models other increased safety features, such as light-up displays and/or keys which can be programmed with distressed codes that can be used to summon the police or other first responders in the event of an emergency. However, these features are not available on all models.
Thankfully, there is no need to purchase a new garage door opener – unless your current opener is damaged beyond repair or it was manufactured before January 1, 1993. You can purchase a universal garage door keypad after ensuring it is compatible with your garage door opener for a nominal fee.