There is a misconception when it comes to smart garage remotes that if your phone is lost, replacement is easy. This is primarily due to the remote being connected through an app on your phone. Though the remote replacement can be easier than traditional replacement, there are still some things you need to know. Here are a few of those key points and what you need to know about each one.
One of the first things you need to know about garage remote replacement with smart garage remotes deals with phone compatibility. If you have lost or damaged your smartphone, then you will need to check the compatibility of your phone with the remote you are using. Keep in mind that some smart remotes are only compatible with certain makes and models of phones. Other remotes may only be for certain operating systems. You may also encounter that certain aspects of the garage door app may not work on your phone, such as security camera features.
Most app-connected garage remotes will have a security code. This means that once you have the proper phone and download the app, you'll likely need to remember the security code you used previously. This code will allow you to log in and to access your old settings. If you do not remember the code, then you will need to reset the code. This can mean multiple steps to confirm your identity. The reason this is so important is that someone could have access to your home through the use of the app if your phone is lost or misplaced. The code ensures they are locked out.
Once you have the new phone and are ready to install the remote app for the garage remote replacement, you need to check your network. Keep in mind that if the app is upgraded, it may have network features that require special syncing steps. This allows you to connect the app not only to the phone but also to your wireless network to allow you to use the remote and access your garage. Without proper network connections, you may be unable to access your garage door.
These are just a few of the key points to consider about garage remote replacement with smart connected doors and remotes. If you need a replacement, contact your smart connected garage door manufacturer. They can help you through their specific process and what you need to know to reconnect and replace the smart connected garage remote.
For more information about garage remote replacement options, reach out to a company such as Frost Security Locksmiths.