A garage door keypad is a great option for homeowners looking for a convenient and simple way to open their panel from the outside. You might be wondering why a keypad for the garage is useful when you already have a remote. Good question!
While a portable remote is also a convenient option, it is bulky to carry around and can easily get lost or stolen. With a built-in keypad, you never have to worry about remembering to carry around your remote. And it’s great if you have kids who need to get into the home but don’t have a remote or house key.
Installing a Keypad
First, check your garage door opener and make sure it’s compatible with wireless keypads. Even if it is compatible, you’ll also want to ensure it can work with the same frequency as your new keypad. Consult with the manufacturer’s documentation or call a technician for help.
Once you have purchased your keypad, make sure to insert a fresh set of batteries and program your pin number in according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure to keep your pin private and don’t use anything obvious like birthdays. Before installing the keypad, test out your pin and make sure it opens the door. If it works, go ahead and install the keypad about 5 feet off the ground, on the inner side of the doorjamb. Most wireless entry devices can be installed with two screws, so all you need to do is drill it in and you’re good to go!