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Topic # 30681 17-Feb-2009 18:57
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did you read the story about burglars using stolen garage door remotes to break into people's garages:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=10557249

i have a garage door remote but there are no buttons to set any security code on it. once when i got a replacement remote the guy said he would put a chip inside it so it's the same as my current remotes.

so anyone know what sort of protection my garage door has from someone randomly using their garage door remote on my garage door?

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  Reply # 196362 17-Feb-2009 19:13
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There's an easy solution to this you know. Unplug your garage door opener and put a padlock on it- that way only people with the key can open it. :)




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  Reply # 196389 17-Feb-2009 21:33
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davide: There's an easy solution to this you know. Unplug your garage door opener and put a padlock on it- that way only people with the key can open it. :)


Easy solution - maybe.  Extremely user un-friendly - YES




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  Reply # 196396 17-Feb-2009 21:44
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might unplug mine as only my motorbike is in there!

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  Reply # 196433 18-Feb-2009 02:05
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richgamer: so anyone know what sort of protection my garage door has from someone randomly using their garage door remote on my garage door?


From looking at the garage door remote at my parent's place, I remember there were 10 or so switches you could flick up or down.  The combination of these had to match the combination programmed into the door before it would work.

I remember thinking you could sit and try each and every combination, but whether you would bother taking all the time to do it, when smashing a window and pushing the button inside the house would be so much quicker.

You can see I live in South Auckland...

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Reply # 196455 18-Feb-2009 09:46
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nate: whether you would bother taking all the time to do it, when smashing a window and pushing the button inside the house would be so much quicker.

You can see I live in South Auckland...

John has a nice motorbike.







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  Reply # 196510 18-Feb-2009 14:28
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i have 2 large male dogs inside my garage.  I pity the burglars that try to get in there.




 


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  Reply # 196555 18-Feb-2009 17:03
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rossmnz: i have 2 large male dogs inside my garage.  I pity the burglars that try to get in there.


So you'll be fine until the Mad Butcher decides to rob your place? Cool

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