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5 things you should do if your garage door remote is lost or stolen

Garage One - Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Has this ever happened to you? You pull up to your house after a long day’s work, reach for the garage door opener only to find that it’s not where you usually keep it.


Whether you’ve simply misplaced your remote, or it’s been stolen, not being able to locate it puts you and your family at risk. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to keep your home, your family and your belongings safe when the remote is missing in action. Keep reading to learn more.

  1. Deactivate the opener
    If you can’t find your remote, or you suspect it may have been stolen, unplugging the door opener can buy you some time while you either locate your missing remote or buy a replacement.
  2. Delete the memory
    Most modern garage door openers have a button that will allow you to clear the memory, and delete all the codes that have been programmed to open the door. Clearing the memory will render your missing remote inoperable, making it impossible for anyone to use it to gain access to your garage. Consult your owner’s manual to learn how it’s done.
  3. Buy a replacement
    If you’ve cleared out the old opener codes and still haven’t been able to turn up the missing remote, it’s time to buy a replacement. Replacement remotes can be purchased from garage door experts like the professionals at Garage One.
  4. Replace the door
    Some older garage doors in the Mississauga area won’t allow you to reprogram the opener with a new remote. If that’s the case, you may want to consider an upgrade. A new garage door can make your home more secure, add value to your property and increase its curb appeal. At Garage One, you’ll find a wide selection of competitively priced steel, wood, vinyl, fiberglass and aluminum garage doors for your home or business.

Why it matters

In most garages, there’s a door that leads to the house. If a criminal gains access to your garage they can easily gain access to your home. That’s why it’s so important to keep your garage door opener in a safe place. It’s the best way to safeguard your home and your valuables.

For more information on the sales, service and repair of residential and commercial garage doors, visit Garage One today. We’re the one-stop-shop for garage doors in Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto and throughout the GTA. For professional garage door sales, service installation and repair, think Garage One. Contact us today for a quick quote!

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