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How To Protect Your Family From Hackers!

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How To Protect Your Family From Hackers!

Did you know that a child’s toy can now hack into any garage door system in just a couple seconds?

Usually, when people hear the word “hacking” they instantly associate it with technical devices such as computers, hardware, software etc… however, it is not just these devices that be hacked. Would you believe us if we told you that even a child’s toy can be programmed/hacked to open a garage door? Well, believe it or not because this statement is true!

Samy Kamkar, a technical genius when it comes to security has made a quick video to show us all how easy it is to hack a garage door by simply using a child’s toy. This toy has now been discontinued but who’s to say this toy doesn’t still lurk around and that any other toy could be programmed in the same way?

Fixed vs Rolling Systems

For those of you who are now panicking please note that this hack will not work with every type of garage door opener – they will only respond to “fixed code” systems. A fixed code garage door system will use 12 bt codes leaving just over 4 thousand possibilities. In today’s modern world of technology, this is a very low level of security.

The rolling system is a much more advanced coded system that prevents hacking of the radio transmitter that allows your garage door to be opened by selecting a new code from millions of different possibilities every time you open your door.

If what’s inside your garage door is valuable and the safety of your family and your home is important to you, then you need to ensure your garage door opener uses a secure operating system. If you haven’t done so already, consider upgrading your system to a rolling code operator, at Doormatic we have a wide range of different rolling code systems to choose from.

Each time your remote is live it will instantly change the access codes to prevent unwanted trespassers and hackers from using a hacking device that will duplicate the access codes like the one shown in the video above.

All of our current products at Doormatic provide ultimate protection with security that is up to date. If you would like to find out more about the safety of your garage door operating system and to find out what products we have in stock, simply contact us today using the telephone number above or contact us via email on our website.

Why not check out the following video that explains the differences between safe and vulnerable garage doors.


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