Reasons Why You Need a Garage Door Opener Keypad

Can you imagine not having to carry your house keys everywhere that you go? It’s important to have them with you when you’re leaving the house for an extended period of time, but there are instances when your hands are full, or you simply don’t want to carry a key with you. When these situations arise, you would benefit from having a garage door opener keypad installed as part of your garage door opener. There are actually a number of benefits associated with this installation. Let’s take a look.

Easy Access for Kids

When your children get a little older, you may allow them to come and go from the home without you having to be present. A lot of parents don’t like to give their kids a key because of the safety risk that’s involved if the key gets lost. By having your child memorize the PIN for your door keypad, they can get in and out with ease. Just remind your children not to ever share that code with anyone and to always remember to close the door when they arrive and go inside.

Turning Your Garage Door into a Front Door

A lot of people prefer not to go in the actual front door of their home because of the setup of their floor plan. For example, if your front door opens up into the middle of your living room, this can make for a messy situation with wet coats or muddy boots. Adding a wireless keypad onto your garage door makes it much easier for your family to come and go through the garage without ever having to open the front door.

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Allowing Access to Your Home

If you need to allow a family member, friend, babysitter, or worker into your home when you’re not there, you shouldn’t have to give out a key. A smart garage door opener can allow you to control the opening and closing of your garage door without even having to use a keypad code, or you can provide the code to people that you trust. You may want to periodically change the code to increase the overall safety of your home.

Freeing Up Your Hands

Coming back from the store with your hands full of bags makes it pretty difficult to fumble with your house keys to get inside. But if you can free up one finger, you can quickly type in a pass code that will open your garage door for you. If you’re leaving the house, you simply have to press one button to close the garage door behind you.

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Going Out for a Walk or Run

If you’re someone that likes to maintain a routine of going for a daily walk or run around your neighborhood, you know it can be daunting to have to carry a house key with you. If you’re only going to be away for a short period of time, simply open and close your garage door using a garage door keypad. You can leave the interior house door unlocked, providing you with fast access to your home.

A Detached Garage Door Keypad

You don’t have to utilize a garage door keypad only with an attached garage. You can also have different features hooked up to your detached garage, such as a keypad, remote control or even a battery backup if you can’t utilize power in your garage at the time. The keypad will serve a few different purposes on your detached unit, such as allowing neighbors inside so they can borrow items. You trust them enough to use your equipment, but you don’t want them to provide

Backup Access

If you forget your remote control or your house keys but want to get in your home, you can use your keypad as a backup option. It doesn’t have to be a primary method of getting indoors, but it’s nice to have it available. You’ll likely end up using it more than you think. A lot of people utilize their keypad to allow deliveries to be made in a safe location where they won’t be stolen. Smart garage door openers are practical for this use as well.

Man stretches in his driveway before a morning run. He has a garage door keypad so he doesn’t have to carry a house key.


If you’re looking for more information, please reach out to our knowledgeable staff here at Commonwealth Garage Door. We offer the installation and maintenance of different garage door openers, including those that have a keypad included. We look forward to working with you to increase the overall convenience and safety of your home.