• Garage Door Weather Seal Replacement Guide

    Posted by James Boyle

    Welcome to the ultimate guide on replacing your garage door weather seal, brought to you by Remote Pro.

    Your garage door's weather seal plays a crucial role in keeping out drafts, moisture, and debris, ensuring your garage remains a clean and comfortable space. Over time, these seals can wear out, leading to reduced efficiency and potential damage. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the step-by-step process of replacing your garage door weather seal, empowering you to restore functionality and protection to your garage door.

    Prepare The Area

    Before commencing the installation of your new floor seal, it is essential to prepare the concrete floor surface carefully by eliminating any dust, oil and grease. In case of a painted floor, it is necessary to remove the paint in the areas where you plan to apply adhesive. This preparation is crucial to achieve an optimal seal. 

    Prior to starting the installation process, place the floor seal under direct sunlight for a few hours. This step will allow the the seal to soften and reduce it's memory, making the the installation process smoother. 

    Step 1: Determine Width of Garage Door

    Determine the width of the garage door opening, measuring from brick to brick, and then add an additional 100mm for an overhang to accommodate trimming around the door frame. Trim the seal to the required length. 

    Step 2: Measure Seal Length

    Place the seal along the inner edge of the garage door frame, and use a pencil to mark the points where the floor seal should be cut to fit around the door frame at both ends. Trim the seal with a Stanley knife (ensure all correct personal protective equipment is worn), ensuring a tight and snug fit around the door frame. 

    Step 3: Fit The Seal

    From inside the of the garage, make sure the door is closed, and gently slide the floor seal beneath the door in such a way that the raised portion of the seal contacts the lower inside edge of the garage door. Once you've positioned it to your satisfaction, use a pencil to mark the entire length of the seal along the floor. Then, open the door cautiously and mark the the floor along the outside edge of the seal. 

    Note: You can verify a proper fit by checking for any light seeping through between the floor seal and the garage door's bottom seal when the door is closed. There should be no visible light, ensuring a watertight seal. 

    Step 4: Apply Sealant to Seal

    Take off the floor seal, and then mark two parallel lines positioned 10mm inside the previously marked lines on the floor. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to apply a 4-5mm bead of sealant or adhesive along the two inner parallel lines. Additionally, apply sealant in a zigzag pattern between these lines, as per the diagram to the right. 

    Once you've completed the sealant application, promptly place the floor seal into position. 

    Step 5: Complete The Installation

    The complete the installation, begin at one end by positioning the floor seal over the sealant on the floor and firmly pressing it downward. Repeat this process along the entire length of the seal. Thoroughly inspect the fit and make any required adjustments before the sealant sets. If there's any excess sealant, you can wipe it away immediately or neatly trim it once it dries. 

    Close the garage door on top of the seal and keep it closed for a minimum of 8 hours. This will ensure a continuous pressure on the floor seal, allowing the adhesive to bond correctly. During this period, avoid driving over the floor seal. 

    In conclusion, maintaining a properly functioning weather seal is essential for preserving the integrity of your garage and its contents. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can ensure that your garage door remains well-protected against the elements for years to come.

    Remember to regularly inspect and replace your weather seal as needed to maintain optimal performance and keep your garage in top condition. With the knowledge and skills gained from this guide, you'll be equipped to tackle any weather seal replacement task with confidence and efficiency.

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  • How to Replace a Car Key Battery For a Toyota (Camry, Avalon, Conquest)

    Posted by James Boyle

    Are you experiencing difficulty unlocking or starting your Toyota Camry, Avalon, or Conquest? It might not be a mechanical issue with your car but rather a simple problem with your car key battery.

    Fortunately, replacing the battery in your Toyota car key is a straightforward task that you can easily do yourself. In this guide, we'll walk you through the steps to replace your Toyota car key battery, ensuring you can get back on the road without any hassle.

    Step 1: Gather Your Supplies

    Before you begin, make sure you have all the necessary tools and supplies. You'll need a small flat-head screwdriver or a coin and a replacement CR2032 3V battery. Ensure the replacement battery is the correct size and type for your Toyota car key remote.

    Step 2: Open Your Car Key Remote

    Using a small flat-head screwdriver or a coin, carefully pry open the cover of your Toyota car key remote. Be gentle to avoid damaging the casing or components inside. Some remotes may have sealed units, which means they are glued shut and may not be easily opened. If your remote is sealed, it likely has a soldered battery and may not be replaceable without special tools and expertise.

    Step 3: Remove the Old Battery

    Once you have opened the remote, locate the battery inside. It should be a small round battery labeled CR2032. Carefully remove the old battery from its compartment, taking note of its orientation.

    Step 4: Insert the New Battery

    Take your replacement CR2032 3V battery and place it into the battery compartment, ensuring it is inserted in the correct orientation. Press down gently to secure the battery in place.

    Step 5: Close the Remote

    With the new battery properly installed, carefully close the cover of your Toyota car key remote. Make sure it snaps shut securely to prevent any water or dust from entering the remote.

    Step 6: Test Your Car Key

    Remote Once the remote is closed, test it to ensure it is working properly. Press the buttons to lock and unlock your car doors and verify that the remote functions as expected.

    Congratulations! You've successfully replaced the battery in your Toyota car key remote. With this simple maintenance task completed, you can enjoy uninterrupted use of your car key remote without any worries. If you encounter any difficulties get in touch with the Remote Pro team today. 

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  • Remootio 2 vs Remootio 3: The Key Differences

    Posted by James Boyle

    In the realm of smart home technology, the evolution of remote-controlled devices has been nothing short of remarkable.

    With each iteration, manufacturers strive to enhance functionality, security, and user experience. One such innovation is evident in the progression from Remootio 2 to Remootio 3, both promising seamless control over garage doors and gates.

    Let’s delve into the main disparities between these two versions.

    Enhanced Connectivity

    Remootio 3 takes a leap forward in connectivity compared to its predecessor. While Remootio 2 supports both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, Remootio 3 boasts dual-band Wi-Fi, ensuring a more stable and reliable connection. This upgrade facilitates smoother remote access and reduces the likelihood of signal interruptions, particularly in areas with congested Wi-Fi networks.

    Improved Security Features

    Security is paramount in smart home devices, and Remootio 3 prioritizes this aspect with advanced encryption protocols and enhanced security measures. While Remootio 2 provides secure access control, Remootio 3 introduces additional layers of protection, including two-factor authentication and end-to-end encryption. These features fortify the system against unauthorized access and potential cyber threats, offering users peace of mind.

    Expanded Compatibility

    Compatibility with various smart home ecosystems is a key consideration for users seeking seamless integration. While Remootio 2 offers integration with popular platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, Remootio 3 expands its compatibility further by introducing support for Apple HomeKit. This allows users to incorporate their garage door or gate control into their existing Apple smart home setup, enhancing convenience and interoperability.

    Upgraded User Interface and Experience

    User experience plays a pivotal role in the adoption and satisfaction of smart home devices. Remootio 3 enhances the user interface with a sleeker design and intuitive navigation, making it easier for users to set up and manage their devices. Additionally, Remootio 3 introduces new features such as customizable user permissions and activity logs, empowering users with greater control and visibility over their access settings.

    Advanced Remote Management

    Both Remootio 2 and Remootio 3 offer remote management capabilities through dedicated mobile apps. However, Remootio 3 elevates this functionality with enhanced remote monitoring and control options. Users can now receive real-time notifications for door or gate activities, remotely grant access to guests, and even schedule automated actions, providing greater flexibility and convenience.

    In conclusion, while Remootio 2 laid a solid foundation for remote-controlled access, Remootio 3 represents a significant evolution in terms of connectivity, security, compatibility, user experience, and remote management. Whether you're upgrading from the previous version or considering your first smart access controller, Remootio 3 offers a compelling blend of features to elevate your smart home experience.

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  • Honda Car Key Case Replacement Guide

    Posted by James Boyle

    Is your Honda car key case worn out or damaged? Don't worry, replacing it is easier than you think! In this guide, we'll walk you through the process of replacing your Honda car key case and introduce you to Remote Pro's selection of high-quality replacement key cases for Honda vehicles.

    Why Replace Your Honda Car Key Case?

    Over time, the key case of your Honda car key can become worn, cracked, or broken, compromising the security and functionality of your key fob. By replacing the key case, you can restore the appearance and performance of your key fob without having to replace the entire key.

    How to Identify Your Honda Car Key Model

    Before purchasing a replacement key case, it's important to identify the model of your Honda car key. Look for the model number or key blade type engraved on your current key case. You can also refer to your vehicle's owner's manual for information on your key model.

    Steps to Replace Your Honda Car Key Case

    1. Remove the key blade and internal components from your old key case.
    2. Carefully transfer the key blade and components to the new key case.
    3. Ensure that all components are securely in place.
    4. Snap the new key case closed.

    Explore Remote Pro's Range of Replacement Key Cases

    At Remote Pro, we offer a wide range of replacement key cases for Honda vehicles. Whether you drive a Civic, Accord, CR-V, or any other Honda model, we have the perfect key case replacement for you. Our key cases are made from durable materials and designed to fit your key fob perfectly.

    Upgrade your Honda car key today with Remote Pro's high-quality replacement key cases. With easy installation and affordable prices, restoring the look and functionality of your key fob has never been easier. Shop now and enjoy peace of mind knowing that your Honda key is in good hands.

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  • Merlin+ 2.0 E960M Remote Programming Guide

    Posted by James Boyle

    Are you struggling to program your Merlin Remote E960M? Remote Pro has got you covered! Follow our simple step-by-step guide to program your Merlin remote to your earlier Merlin+ motor - read on below to enjoy seamless access to your garage door.

    Step 1: Gather Your Materials

    Before you begin, make sure you have your Merlin Remote E960M and access to your garage door opener.

    Step 2: Locate the Programming Buttons

    Find the left and right buttons on the Merlin E960M remote. 

    Step 3: Press the Programming Buttons on Your E960M Remote

    Press and down on the left and right buttons simultaneously and continue to hold for about 4-5 seconds until you see the LED light on the remote turn a flashing green colour. The remote is now prepared to be programmed to the Merlin motor. 

    Step 4: Press The Learning Button on Your Merlin Motor

    Head over to your Merlin motor. Press and release the learn button on your motor. On the remote, now press and release the desired button to program once. In some instances you may need to press it twice - what you are looking for is the motor to be receiving the signal, which will normally indicate when an LED motor on the control panel will flash. Once you see that, you'll need to lock in the code to the remote by pressing a separate button. In this instance, press the bottom button and the LED light should go out, which indicates the remote has now locked in the programming so the process is complete. 

    Step 5: Test Your Remote

    Test your remote by pressing the programmed button to operate your garage door. If it works smoothly, congratulations! You have successfully programmed your Merlin Remote E960M.

    If you encounter any issues during the programming process, don't hesitate to reach out to Remote Pro for professional support. Our team of experts is here to help you troubleshoot any problems and ensure that your Merlin Remote E960M is programmed correctly.

    For all genuine and compatible  Merlin remotes and accessories, browse our full Merlin product range today. 

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