Why Install a Garage Door
Opener Keypad?

An Outdoor Garage Door Opener Keypad comes in handy when you forget your keys or your remote (or its battery is dead). Just enter your PIN number and your garage door opens.

Outdoor keypads usually have lighted buttons and a cover which offers weather protection. These units may be wireless or wireless/keyless.

At times you may want to grant temporary access to a delivery man or service person when you cannot be home. Since keys are easily duplicated, you may want to give this person temporary access to your home using your outdoor garage door opener keypad.

It can be programmed with a temporary PIN number and set to be usable for a specified number of days. Once that time has passed, the unit automatically reprograms itself so the temporary PIN number no longer works.

Garage door opener keypads used inside the garage range from a simple doorbell type pushbutton switch to sophisticated units.

Some features of the more sophisticated units include:

  • Vacation Lock
    You can make your garage door inoperable for any preset number of days you wish.
  • Delayed Closing
    You can leave the garage before the door begins to close rather than having to rush through a moving door (not a good idea).
  • Some models can operate up to 8 doors
  • Light switch
  • Easy Programming

If you need to reset your remote keypad code, I suggest you refer to your owner's manual. If you no longer have your manual, Go to my owners manual page to find yours.

Owner's manuals are available online for Sears Craftsman, Genie, Liftmaster, and Raynor brands, each having instructions telling how reprogramming is done.

Craftsman Garage Door Opener Users Manuals

LiftMaster Garage Door Opener Owners Manuals

Genie® Company Owners Manuals

Raynor Users Manuals


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