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  • How to replace a Holden Commodore key shell/case/buttons

    Posted by James Boyle

    Holden Commodore Broken Buttons

    Does the above image look familiar? It is a very common occurrence to have the rubber of your Holden Commodore keys wear out. A simple fix of purchasing a new key shell and by following the video below will have you with a new looking key in no time. This shell is also available in two button and one button versions.

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  • Garage Door Security: Fortifying This Vulnerable Part of Your Home

    Posted by James Boyle

    Maintaining the security of your house is no doubt a top priority. As a responsible homeowner, you probably invest heavily in enforcing the security of your front/back doors and windows.


    But we bet you forget to pay attention to another key entry point to your home: the garage door.


    The garage door is not only usually unoccupied, but is also full of re-sellable items. There’s this black market demand for power tools, equipment and accessories related to family vehicles. Stereos, GPS systems and other stuff left in the car are easy to swipe as well. This double whammy means that thieves have all the time in the world to steal anything of value. With a simple calculation of the cost of replacing these things, it is obvious why your garage door security should be top-notch.


    At Remote Pro, we offer a few guidelines on securing such a vulnerable part of a home.


    Fortify with Quality Deadbolts and Hinges
    Make sure your garage door is just as protected as your front door. To do so, install a high-quality deadbolt, and reinforce the hinges to resist a brute-force attack. If possible, we also suggest upgrading to a strong, sturdy door made of reinforced steel or solid wood.


    Install a Security System
    Installing a security system in the garage is Home Security 101. You don’t need to invest in a high-end, expensive system; even a simple door sensor can be an effective burglar deterrent. If anyone tries to enter when the system is set, an alarm will go off and can alert the police.


    Take the Remote with You
    One of the major garage security no-no’s is leaving the remote to the garage door in your car. It’s simple: if someone breaks into your car, they can steal the remote and can easily access your garage and your home.


    A smart solution here is to exchange that remote you clip to your visor to a keychain remote opener, such as the ones we offer here at Remote Pro.


    We have more than 500 garage door remotes you can choose from, which means you can trust us to meet your automation needs. Just name it and we will ship it to you, wherever you are in the world.


    Order a garage door remote through our site today.

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  • How to Replace Hyundai/KIA Flip Key

    Posted by James Boyle

    A simple guide on how to change your old Hyundai key shell to a new shell.

    Step 1: Open old and new key shells (be careful of the spring)
    Step 2: Prepare old blade for new shell
    Step 3: Remove circuit board and battery from old shell
    Step 4: Carefully break away around the transponder chip
    Step 5: Cut away the glue around transponder chip
    Step 6: Transfer transponder chip, battery and circuit board to new shell
    Step 7: Close new case and secure with screw at the back

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  • How to code/program a Boss 2211-L remote to a BRD1 motor

    Posted by James Boyle

    Below is a set of simple steps which shows how to program a new Boss remote to your Boss/Steel-Line BRD1/RD1 motor. 

    Instructions

    1. Remove the faceplate of your wall mounted motor control panel. On the bottom centre of the grey faceplate will be a tiny slot that allows you to insert a flat screwdriver to remove the cover.

    2. Once faceplate is removed, locate the radio set/learn button (small circle red or black button) and push it once. A light will illuminate to indicate your motor is ready to accept a new remote.

    3. Press any button on your new remote that you wish to operate the door once and release. The learning light on the motor control panel with blink to indicate the code has been learnt.

    4. Push the learn/code set button once and release. Test the remote and place the faceplate back onto the motor control panel.

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  • I Want One Remote to Control All of My Doors

    Posted by Jason Tapinos

    Combining remotes it not always as simple as buying a new remote that can operate two types of doors. When purchasing a new remote you must check the brand and model of your motor, the frequency and the model of the remote and most often all of these must match to ensure the new remote will work. 

    In most cases, homes have two different motors installed at different times that use different remotes and you will end up having to carry two or three remotes with you at all times. The most effective way to use one remote for all motors is to add a receiver on one of your motors to match the other.

    We recommend to have a receiver installed by a garage installer as some motors are not as straight forward as others. To put it simply, the receiver is a small box that be connect to Motor A and will allow the remotes that control Motor B to be programmed into the receiver and control Motor A. All of your original remotes will still continue to work on motor A but will still only control Motor A. Motor B's remote will now be able to control both motors.

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