Vacations Tips for Your Garage Doors

  • While on vacation or away from home for extended periods of time, unplug the garage door opener unit or use a wall vacation lock console security switch, which is an optional accessory to most openers.
  • Never leave the remote control in the car or with a parking attendant. It should be treated like a house key.
  • Always lock the door from the garage to the inside of your home. It’s a small inconvenience for safety and security.
  • If your opener doesn’t have a rolling-code technology system, be sure to change the manufacturer’s standard access codes on the operator and remote control. By using the standard factory settings, your garage is vulnerable to break-ins by anyone with the same brand of remote control. \
  • Consider purchasing a garage door opener with rolling-code technology, which changes the access codes each time the transmitter is used to prevent code-grabbing.
  • Wireless keypads, which activate the garage door opener with a personal identification number (PIN), are available for most garage door openers. This allows family members to open the door without the use of a key or remote.
  • Never disclose the PIN or leave it written down. Any mounting location for a keypad or wall button must be in direct line of sight with the door.