How to Secure your Garage Door from being broken into

Did you see this report on 9News?

Are you worried about the safety of your family and security of your home fearing that someone will break into your home through your Garage Door? 

Protect your family and home…

Whilst most residential theft is opportunistic, and the use of frequency scanners is rare – it can happen. We may see the use of frequency scanners increase now that this news report has made petty criminals aware you can easily purchase the scanners online.

How does it work?

If your opener is using outdated fixed code technology, using a simple frequency scanner connected to a computer program, thieves can bypass the fixed code remotes quickly by resorting to a “brute force” attack that quickly floods the receiver with all the possible combinations until the right one opens the door.

How do you protect yourself?

If you are going to be away from home for an extended period, we always suggest you turn the power off at the point. This will completely disengage the opener and it will not send any signals without a power source. 

Obviously doing this every day is unrealistic so the next solution is to upgrade to new technology.

If you have an old opener or if the opener you currently have installed is a cheap or inferior product, upgrade to new technology.

We highly recommend the Merlin range of Garage Door openers because they all come standard with Security+2.0 encryption rolling code technology. This opener will send a new code with every remote click meaning the frequency scanners cannot lock onto your code and will never be able to open your Garage Door.

Also, with the new MyQ technology, you will know if your Garage Door is ever opened if you are not at home as it can send a notification to your phone.

If you’re concerned about the safety of your family or your home and would like to discuss having a new opener installed onto your Garage Door, Contact us today for a free quote.

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