A garage door keypad can be a great way to conveniently open your door from the outside. And while they’re supposed to be secure, this isn’t always the case. Particularly with older models.
Older keypads may have universal open codes that can be found online. Thieves can inspect your keypad and come back later with a manufacturer reset code that’ll let them in.
Old keypads can also easily be hacked by external devices, making it simple for thieves to gain access to your garage. This is also true with wireless garage door remotes. When garage remotes were first invented, they could open anyone’s garage. It wasn’t uncommon to accidentally open your neighbor’s garage while closing your own!
If your keypad or wireless garage door opener system is older than 2011, it may be time to replace it. Newer technologies have since been developed that make it much more difficult for thieves to hack openers.
We also recommend homeowners keep their interior garage door locked as an added precaution.