Garage Door Opener Remote Tips01/21/2017 Back To Blog
Play a Long Term Game
Caring for your devices, especially electronic ones, always pays off in the long run. Whether it’s keeping dust away from the electronic components or doing routine repairs, it’s worth the small investments along the way to ensure the longevity of your devices. Automatic door openers are no different. Key fob or remote control access granters are becoming increasingly common and if you have any of these in your household then it’s important to learn how to take care of them properly.
Troubleshoot the Problems
One useful tip when dealing with any kind of remote is to try troubleshoot any issues yourself first before calling in the professionals. The most basic thing you can check with garage door opening devices is the batteries in your unit. If they are flat, then it’ll be a simple matter of replacing them. Another thing worth checking is whether you are in range of the door when you are pressing your wireless device signal. If you are too far away then chances are there is nothing wrong with your remote, it’s just a distance issue. Often your remote will initially come with some indication of its specifications which should include the type of batteries it takes and the distance it can be expected to operate across.
Reduce the Risks
There are many different risks involved in using wireless devices to open up your garage entryway. For instance, a risk could be that the user on any given day doesn’t have their remote on them. The mitigation in this scenario is to have a keypad on the side of your house with which to access the door. Another risk could be that dust gets inside you remote and injures the electrical functions. To mitigate this risk, we’d recommend storing your device in its own clean hand bag or pocket sleeve. For absolute protection you could even store it within a tiny plastic pouch like the ones you can get from the supermarket.
What to Do in Any Case
At the end of the day if you’re taking care of your device, then it shouldn’t break anytime soon. However, if you’ve already done the simple troubleshooting steps outlined above and your remote still doesn’t work then it’s important to call in the professionals to set you up with a replacement. Whether yours is a Chamberlain opener or a Sears opener shouldn’t matter to a decent replacement company. Before you know it your system will be back up and running again. We think it’s safe to say that remote access provides a lot more convenience than it does problems, and especially so when it’s done right.