They are small, cost-effective, easy to use, easy to install. You may even call them elegant. And nowadays, most models are wireless. The latest garage door keypads can make your life much easier, even safer. They may even spare you the nightmare of a house lockout at some point and would hardly need anything more than a new battery every now and then.
Is everything swell with wireless garage door keypads? No disadvantages? No downsides?
Well, all devices have their bad moments, keypads included. After all, you do need to remember your code. And they do need some care, every now and then. Oh, you also need to tell the kids that this is not a toy. Their code is not something they share with friends, not even with the best of buddies.
All the same, the advantages outnumber by far the disadvantages – hence, the 5 good reasons for installing a garage door keypad at home.
Pure convenience, greater security
Can you imagine life without a garage door remote clicker in your pocket? Yes, you are right. Most remotes are mounted in the car these days. But what if someone breaks into your car? Even worse, what if the car is stolen? Far stretched, you say. Maybe, but it may happen. Wouldn’t be best if the “transmitter” stayed home and the code was secret, all yours? That’s the beauty of garage door opener keypads.
And don’t forget that the electric garage door usually acts as the main door. Even so, every time you walk the dog or go jogging, you don’t have to carry any keys with you. Neither house keys nor the garage door remote control. You simply go for your stroll, come back, enter your code and you are inside. If that’s not convenience, what is?
No more (garage door) lockout concerns
As long as you remember your PIN, you will never be locked out of your home. And even if you forget your password, you can still call the spouse. Or, the daughter. In other words, you can use the PIN of another member of the family and so, you will never be locked outside your home. Whether you lost the garage door clicker or the house key, something like that may happen. Not if you have a keypad.
Invite a friend in, leave strangers out
You can save temporary PIN codes and thus, let the neighbor in. Or, let a friend come in to borrow the lawnmower. Or, create a code for the in-laws or friends visiting from out of town. And then, simply erase the code. As long as the door between the garage and home is well-secured, you can be a good neighbor without taking risks.
Children safety, home security
Trusting children with the house key is a big decision. What if they lose it at school? But what if they return home earlier than you? The garage door keypad serves this purpose too. After all, you can create personal codes for all family members. Yes, such a step requires teaching children about the garage door dangers, telling them a thing or two about the opener, how the keypad works, and why they shouldn’t share their personal PIN with their buddies. But even if they do, the code can change. And you will have the peace of mind that the kids are safe inside the house without worrying about the home keys either.
One less thing to worry about
The garage door keypad installation is easy, the price of most models is very low, and you will have one less thing to worry about. No more, ‘where did I put the remote?’ ‘why doesn’t the remote work?’ Not that keypad problems won’t ever happen. But then again, any device you get, some problems are about to happen. The point is to keep them to the minimum, while at the same feel the freedom of having a keypad at home and not a remote in your pocket.