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New home? Then it’s time to reset your garage remote

Have you just moved home? From making sure the electricity and water are switched on, to setting up the internet, we know the checklist is long.

With all this and more on your plate, it’s easy to overlook this important home security measure which can jeopardise the safety of your home and belongings: resetting your garage door remote control.

To illustrate how important this is, consider the following scenario

You have bought a new home and are ready to move in. The previous owner hands over the keys to the house, including the two keyring remotes that came with the garage door opener.

You were not told that the previous owner has kept the visor remote and another keyring remote that they had purchased after-market online.

These remotes are both still learned to the garage door opener, which means they can still operate your garage door.

The previous owner still has full access to the house after you have moved in, meaning your family and household belongings are at risk.

Luckily, this is an easy issue to address. Read our guide below for step-by-step instructions on how to erase any garage door remote, to ensure your home is safe.

How to erase your garage door opener 

Homeowners and tenants alike should perform a garage door opener memory wipe upon being granted access to a new property. The following simple steps can improve your home security instantly.

1.    Gather all remotes that were handed over at settlement or commencement of tenancy.

2.    Press and hold the yellow learn button on the garage door remote until the unit flashes. This step will wipe the remote’s memory of all transmitters.

3.    Press and release the yellow learn button, then press the remote button on one of the remotes you wish to use to operate the garage door.

4.    Follow step three for all other remotes (including any new remotes you wish to purchase).

By following these steps, you will ensure that there are no other remotes that can operate your garage door opener.

Merlin’s range is designed with premium safety and security features to keep you and your belongings safe.

For more information about Merlin’s range of garage door openers and accessories, visit our website or call 0800 653 667.