Have you ever needed your neighbor to get into your house while you were unavailable, but they didn’t have a key? Maybe you have a middle schooler that comes home off the bus and the forget their key at home all the time. These are two scenarios when a keypad on your garage door would come in handy. The team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Atlanta, GA has put together a few steps to help you install a keypad on your garage.
1. Find a Compatible Keypad
You will need to start by researching the type of keypad you need for your garage door opener. Look at the make and model number on your opener to figure out which keypads will sync. Just because the keypad and opener are made by the same manufacturer, doesn’t mean they will be compatible. Make sure that the product you buy says it will work with the model you own.
2. Locate the Learn Button on Your Opener
There is a learn button that is located on your opener. This button will allow your opener to sync with the keypad. Most learn buttons are located on the back of the opener. Some units have a light at the back. If you have that type, then you will need to push the black buttons on the light cover to open it and find the button.
3. Follow the Instructions to Program Your Colored Button
Take note of the color of your learn button. Most keypads come with instructions for every color button. Some of the colors are red, green, orange, and purple. Once you figure out which color you need instructions for, you can start the programming.
You will need a 4 digit pin number to program your keypad. Make it something that you can easily remember. However, don’t make it anything that is too obvious, like your birthday. You want the number to be secure.
Follow the instructions on the keypad based off of the color you need to enter your 4 digit pin.
4. Test the Button
After you install your pin number you will want to test the button. You can stand inside or outside of the garage to test it. Input the pin number and hit enter. If it doesn’t work your door, then you will need to follow the instructions again to program the keypad.
5. Mount the Keypad
Once you know the keypad is fully programmed and functional, you will need to mount it on the outside of your garage door. Make sure that you install the keypad high enough to be out of reach of small children. Base the height off of the button on the inside of the garage door, because that should have been installed to the safest position for wall mounts.
Most units have two screws to hold the unit in place. Often times there is a keyhole type of screw that is located at the top of the keypad. For this type of keypad, you’ll place the top screw first. Slide the screw into the hole. Then take the battery out of the bottom of the keypad and you will find the other hole. Screw the bottom into place.
Call Us to Install Your Keypad
If you need to have a keypad installed and aren’t sure how, call the team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Atlanta, Georgia. We will be happy to get one of our technicians out to your home right away. They can get the right part ordered and do the installation for you.