Staying Safe Around Garage Doors

When one of my children was playing with our garage doors a few years ago, we heard a piercing scream that we will never forget. She had gotten her fingers pinched in the side of the door, and we knew that we had to help her--and fast. Because of our quick actions and first aid, we were able to take care of the problem. After we returned home, I started thinking about ways to keep our kids safe around garage doors. This blog contains loads of helpful information about maintaining your garage doors, looking after your curious children, and preventing serious injury.

Benefits of Keyless Garage Door Openers


You use your garage to store your car and other essential items. Securing your garage with a simple key and lock system, though, poses many security risks. Thieves can easily pick these locks or even take advantage of lost keys. One of the best alternatives to traditional key and lock garage door openers is a keyless opener. Here are some benefits of installing a keyless garage door opener.


One of the top benefits of installing keyless garage door openers is convenience. You won't have to create keys for different members of your family. All you need to do is give the members the access code, and they can easily move in and out of the garage. This also reduces the incidences of lost keys.

The other convenient thing about keyless garage door openers is they're wireless. This means they can be installed anywhere without the excess baggage of running wires. The keypad has a sensor that sends information to a motor. When you key in the right code, the door will open or close.


Another benefit of keyless garage door openers is security. Unlike a lock and key system that's easy to pick or break into, the keyless system can be difficult to hack. Even though several people have the code to the door, you can easily change the code. It's recommended you change the code regularly in case there's a person you don't want to let in the door more than once. 

Alternatively, you can have different codes for the garage door. For instance, you can have a temporary code that only works for a limited period. You can give this code to guests and people who you don't expect to come back again. The keyless garage door opener can also be linked to an alarm system. This means when the system notices a possible security breach, you'll be notified if someone is trying to break into your garage. 

Simple Troubleshooting Measures

With the key and lock garage door system, troubleshooting problems on your own can be difficult. However, with a keyless garage door opener, the first thing you need to do is ensure you're using the right code. If this doesn't work, you can try replacing the keypad battery.

Other quick fixes include erasing the keypad memory and making sure you're within range. You can also try rebooting the system. If after all these measures fail, you should call a professional to fix the problem.

For more information about garage door services, contact a local business near you.


8 June 2021