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Old 02-28-2010, 06:31 AM
 
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I was wondering if anyone can refer me to someone in the area who installs a garage door keypad(you punch in the code, garage door opens). I am tired of my kids losing keys . Thanks so much.
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:38 AM
 
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The one i have is battery operated and emits a wireless signal, much like the garage door opener you would have in your car. It's VERY easy to install. It took me less than 15 minutes to get it out of the plastic, put the battery in, find a spot on the wall outside the garage, install it using some wood screws, and program it. And yes, it has come in quite handy on more than one occasion.

I got mine at Lowe's, but they sell them pretty much wherever you can find garage door openers (Home Depot, Sears, etc). All you have to do is find one that is compatible with your garage door opener. I believe the company who makes the opener I bought is named Clicker, and their stuff is compatible with pretty much anything.

Mike
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Old 02-28-2010, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I would do it for $100 ;-) This is such a simple task you should DIY. All you need to do is google "keypad" and your opener brand name. A remote should cost less than $40. You can wire it directly or it can be a wireless unit screwed to the house. It should be away from the door or in a concealed location.
[SIZE=-1]www.Chamberlain-DIY.com[/SIZE]
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:18 AM
 
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I've installed several of these over the years, and they have always been wireless. It takes nothing more than a screwdriver to mount it. There are a few simple steps to follow to program a code of your choosing into the keypad. You do need to have the owners manual for your garage door opener (which you may be able to download) so that you can program the opener to recognize the code from the keypad (in the same way you'd program it to recognize any remote). Usually it's a simple matter of pushing one button on the back of the opener and then punching your newly set code into the keypad. (Tip: Do that last part first so you can carry the keypad with you, then mount it when you're all done.)
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:10 AM
 
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We bought a new garage door opener last year at Lowes and it came with a keypad. Husband had it installed in a few minutes
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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I was wondering if anyone can refer me to someone in the area who installs a garage door keypad(you punch in the code, garage door opens). I am tired of my kids losing keys . Thanks so much.
$26.49 from Amazon - Amazon.com: Chamberlain KLIK2U Clicker Keypad: Home Improvement says it installs in 5 minutes with no wires
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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are you looking for one to replace the doorknob/deadbolt or one to activate the door opener?

I am a locksmith and I would like to make one suggestion, get a mechanical keypad. If you really like the electronic kind, then get one that has a key bypass.

Another option is to get a realtor's lockbox. They make them that can be bolted to any wooden surface.
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I was wondering if anyone can refer me to someone in the area who installs a garage door keypad(you punch in the code, garage door opens). I am tired of my kids losing keys . Thanks so much.
Why not train the kids? In the long run they will have to be able to function in a complicated world with locks, keys, and other intricacies ;-)
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:28 PM
 
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I was wondering if anyone can refer me to someone in the area who installs a garage door keypad(you punch in the code, garage door opens). I am tired of my kids losing keys . Thanks so much.
Like all of the PP's said, this job is EASY, easy, easy, easy! Go to Lowe's or Home Depot. Shell out $35-$40 and be able to use a screw driver. Take 10-15 minutes. I just did this a couple of months ago and I wish I would have done it when we bought the house 4 years ago!
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Old 02-28-2010, 02:42 PM
 
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I am a mechanically inclined girl and installed mine in about 20 minutes. The hardest part was syncing the keypad and the garage door opener.
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