2/26/10

Remote Controlling

One day I decided to try using my garage door remote all around town to see if it opened any other garage doors besides mine own. My boyfriend drove and I stuck the garage door remote out the opened car window and clicked, clicked and clicked away. To my surprise my remote control opened two other doors within a 20 mile radius!

This act may have been a perpetration of some immature fun (crime?), but it has brought up a serious concern: I now wonder about security issues when dealing with garage door remotes. Are remote controls safe? I thought they were all keyed differently. I will definitely be contacting my garage door company and inquiring about such information.

I do not advocate pulling off the same sophomoric stunt I have, but I’d definitely suggest checking out your local garage door remote dealer and inquiring about the individual coding so your home remains protected.

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