You hop into your car on your lunch break, reach up to your interior mirror to check your reflection when GASP! You notice that your garage door remote has been stolen.
Who steals a garage door remote, you might ask yourself? The important question right now is not who or even why? No, the important question at this moment is, what are you going to do about it?
Here are a few steps that you should follow if someone steals your garage door remote.
If someone is at home, make sure you call them to inform them of the situation at hand. They should be on guard for any suspicious activity around your home and garage. Make sure they check all of the doors and turn off the control system so that whoever stole the remote can’t access your home just by clicking a button. If you are already home, make sure you take care of all of this yourself.
Erase Old Opener Codes
You don’t want to make it easy for someone to break in using your remote. So make sure you erase all old opener codes. This is a fairly simple task. Usually, you have to locate the learn button that you use to program new remote codes. It’s typically located behind white plastic light covers. Hold down the learn code button for about 10 to 12 seconds. An LED light next to the button will turn off. Then you can reprogram or program new remotes or the keypad to the opener.
Buy and Program New Remotes
Contact your nearest, trusted garage door experts to get a new garage door remote [link to new door opener page]. A professional can help you install a new garage door opener system or they can help you come up with other solutions, like programming your new remote to your old system.
It’s a good idea to find a professional to help you with this because:
- They can advise you of the right remote for your model of garage
- They can recommend new systems if necessary
- You can get a new garage door remote quickly and reliably
- You can protect your home and garage by replacing and updating your remote
- You can restore easy access to your garage from the inside and out!
If you require professional assistance with your garage door remote, please don’t hesitate to contact Swan Garage Doors in Perth. We can offer you a quote on this or any other garage door services. Call us on 08 7999 7806 for 24-hour garage door service.