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Old 01-29-2013, 06:39 PM   #11
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Fence around yard...dogs in garage.... garage door problem solved.


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Old 01-29-2013, 07:00 PM   #12
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Had the same problem they call it "phantom operation" (cue the Scooby Doo theme here). There was a way to clear all the remote control data the opener had "learned" and then we had to make it "relearn" our openers' codes again. You can probably find the info online to do this for your model too. Once we did that we were good. No more phantom operation and no "meddling" cartoon kids and their dog snooping around the house either.


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Old 01-29-2013, 10:21 PM   #13
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Allegedly the newer openers are digital and the codes are harder to crack. In the old days some of the openers had a frequency adjustment dial. You could partially dissasemble the opener, press the button and turn the dial eventually hitting the code.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:30 AM   #14
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Wasn't going to chance it opening while I'm gone. Went and bought a new one today, changed it out. Belt drive, motion sensor, timed locking features, and it shuts itself automatically if left open. Plus temperature and clock on the wall control.
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I remember reading awhile back that the military has the right to use the same frequencies as garage doors, that they started doing so, and that this had supposedly caused some garage doors to open .
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Breaking into garage door in 6 seconds (video 0:48sec). How easy...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMz1tXBVT1s&sns=em
Yeah... that is a real eye-opener!
It seems without a window, though, it would be very tough or not even possible.
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If you don't use a remote on that door just clip the antenna wire as short as you can. That way there is no way it can receive a signalfrom a remote control. Use the wired button on the wall to open it.

The door that you do use though should get a new opener control with a digital random signal generator. Much, much less chance of it opening from an errant signal.
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The door from the garage to the house should be a 'real' door with a real lock, not one of those cardboard doors used between rooms.
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Wasn't going to chance it opening while I'm gone. Went and bought a new one today, changed it out. Belt drive, motion sensor, timed locking features, and it shuts itself automatically if left open. Plus temperature and clock on the wall control.
Sounds like the exact same unit I just put in for one of my doors - it makes no noise at all, the only noise is the wheels of the door in the track.

My other unit had three phantom openings a few weeks ago. I tracked it down to the lightbulb or the light circuit in the unit. I had one of those new twist type bulbs that have circuits in them. The light was flashing even with the door closed and I bet was causing some RF signal. I took the bulb out and all is fine now.
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I remember reading awhile back that the military has the right to use the same frequencies as garage doors, that they started doing so, and that this had supposedly caused some garage doors to open .
I actually had the garage door repairman out yesterday and he told me the same thing, only just with some of the older models. I went ahead and had him reprogram my keypad outside and delete the memory of the door which had opened.


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