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[quote:Anonymous Coward 28147705:MV8yMDY2ODc4XzM0Nzc3MDM0XzNENERDRTI2] any body has access to "the technology". its called a radio. there's also the possibility the truck (assuming they actually have anything to do with it) is driven by somebody who has electronics skills, and they just purpose built a device. but, even more likely, how about they just have a sears remote, and just drive around hitting the button? the vast majority of door openers here in my area are sears, especially if the house is over 20 years old (the opener is likely to have been replaced). if there are 20 potential codes(freq/pulse combos) a rapid thumbing of the button will result in several "hits" as you drive slowly through a close packed residential area. if the door opens, the driveway and garage are both empty, and some reasonably valuable, easily loadable swag is evident, bingo. a pair of remotes would increase the likelihood of a "hit", and still be fairly easy to manipulate. there is also the possibility that it has happened completely innocently. i used to drive cabs that used trunk system radios back in the late 80s, and keying the mic in close proximity to toyota and nissan vehicles with a factory alarm system would trigger them. a further possibility is some source completely unrelated to the pickup was the culprit, and the poor fool just happened to be looking for an address at an inopportune moment. the only real defense is to unplug the opener. if you live close to an airforce base, that could actually be the culprit, as over the years ive heard of spontaneous operation of groups of openers at the same time, ALWAYS near such a base. [/quote]
Has anyone heard of the technology used for opening garage doors via remote control?
I received an e-mail from my local police chief that states:
"On Monday evening around 8 PM, several resident of the ****** area reported their garage doors opening by some unknown means.
Possibly related to this was a light blue smaller pick-up that was seen driving slowly within the neighborhood two nights prior, possibly looking for crimes of opportunity, such as home burglaries, thefts, etc.
Some older garage doors have fixed frequency codes, and the newer ones have rotating frequency codes. Don't assume that because you have the newer and better technology that the bad guys can't figure out a way to get those open."
Any ideas what this is about? Other than turning off the power to the garage door opener or putting the opener on 'lock' at all times? (Which means I could not open the garage door from outside at any time, via my remote, but maybe the bad guys still could?)
Are the bad guys accessing garage door frequency codes through a Radio Shack device or by some other exotic tech?
Thanks in advance. You guys rock.
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