Garage doors are a great convenience of the 21st century. Providing protection and security to your home and property with the click of a button, homes are safer from home invasions and unwanted visitors. Since garage doors have become such an easy part of everyday life, when your garage door remote stops working, it can cause a lot of stress. Here at Professional Garage Door Services in Perth, we not only specialise in emergency garage door repairs, but also garage door remote repair and replacement.
It’s likely that at some point you’re going to encounter problems with your garage door but it’s still worth trying to minimise the chances and regularity of this problem. One of the ways you can do this is by choosing a reliable garage door remote control. Garage door remote controls can stop working for a lot of reasons; radio frequency interference, battery damage, circuit board damage and more. Here are some tips on which remote controls for garage doors are the best to reduce the likelihood of encountering these problems.
Universal garage door remote
Universal remote controls are a great solution for people who don’t want to carry around 2 or 3 remote controls with them everywhere they go. If your home has 2 or more garage doors or a gate, a universal remote will make your life so much easier than having to carry individual remotes.
If you’re prone to losing or breaking small items such as your garage door remotes, then a universal remote could save you quite a bit of money as well. Rather than spend time and time again on specially made, custom remote controls for your garage, universal remotes are quick, easy and cheap to replace.
One disadvantage of using a universal remote is the connectivity. Specific and custom made remotes will hold a strong connection to the garage door motor, which will lessen the likelihood of having to attempt multiple times to open your garage. If the remote control you currently use tends to only work after the second or third try, then speak with a professional garage door services professionals to see how we can fix this for you.
Garage door keypad
Garage door keypads are a great substitute for carrying around keys and remotes, especially for children and friends or family who are just visiting or dropping something off. Garage door keypads work like a coded alarm system, requiring a pin before then opening up. Each year, Perth families benefit from the convenience and easy use of a garage door keypad rather than handing keys to their kids which can easily become lost or stolen.
Garage door keypads also ensure you’re never locked out of your property. If you forget your keys or remote control one day, or your remote control stops working, you’ll always have an access point to your property with the keypad.
Smart home garage door opener
With electric cars on the road and talking phones, garage door technology has kept up to date with the latest in smart home improvements. Smart home garage door openers may not be for everyone but if you’re happy to spend a little more for some additional features, then you should look into buying a smart home opener.
The main benefit of a smart home garage opener is the additional safety features it provides. You can integrate both lights and your home security systems into the operation of your garage opener, giving you extra peace of mind for the security of your home each and every time you leave. Alongside this, most wifi operated garage door openers will also automatically lock your door for you. Forget running in and out of the house to make sure the door is locked. With a smart home remote, you can lock and leave from the comfort of your car.
Here at Professional Garage Door Repairs, we are familiar with every aspect of garage door servicing. This includes servicing, installing and repairing all popular brands of remote control openers. Contact us, and we’ll address your faulty remotes, springs, motors, cables and openers.
If you’ve got a garage door that is playing up and keeps magically opening and closing by itself, try some troubleshooting at home by checking out our blog, Why is my Garage door opening by itself?
For more information on which garage remote control is the best fit for your Perth home or property, or for emergency garage door servicing, contact Professional Garage Door Services today!