Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Renovate Your Home in Completely 3 Hours

There could be a variety of reasons on why you would want to remodel or renovate your house. One could be to attract potential buyers, and another is to keep your house interesting not only for yourself but also for your guests, neighbors or simply passersby. It is of human nature that we want people to be envious of what we have. That is why we want to have nice things that would make us feel good about ourselves and think that we have achieved something in life by showing others our possessions.

quick home renovation
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Spending money on where it should be spent in renovating your house is very important. You do not want to waste your valuable resources on unnecessary parts of the house that do not need to be touched just for your home to improve.

You may start by creating space in your home; it would feel comfortable when the house seems open and airy. Try taking away bigger furniture around the house to see what placement would be most ideal to make more space. By painting big furniture or cabinets with white color tricks the eyes that there is a bigger space in the room. Add mirrors, too. This is a great technique that gives the illusion that there is an open area. This is an easy thing to do, very easy to install. An average person would be able to do it by him easily and if you do not like where you have placed it, it could be transferred right away, too. Let us not forget the easiest way to make your house look different from what it was. Let us add wallpapers. These could change the appearance of your home that you would forget that it is yours.

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An improper home lighting could destroy the beauty of a home. A proper home lighting could bring its life and personality. Try adding new lights and install them in strategic locations around the house. Angle them with style, create shadows, or make illusions using the lights. In the dark corners of a room, put a tall lamp and this would make the room lively. If your ceiling fixtures are outdated, replace them right away with modern ones that are readily available in the hardware store near you. If you are handy, you do not need an electrician to do all of these things. But for your safety, and if you doubt your skills, it is better to seek professional help.

One of the most noticeable things that could make your home look old are old fashioned or dirty handle pulls or knobs. It is one of the easiest home improvements that could be done. You can choose from a lot of finishes, such as bronze, aged copper and shiny stainless.



Landscaping seems to take longer than 3 hours. But if done with the help of a lot of people, maybe less than the estimated time. Most people think that having a tree or two in the yard is enough, but they are wrong because the more plants and trees there are, the better looking your home will be. Just put them in the right spot. Add flowering shrubs in the front yard to make the fa├žade of your house alive.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Learn Heddolf and Marantec Remotes

 

Heddolf Remotes

 

Keystone Heddolf International has been in the business of transmitters for more than 20 years now. They offer a German design which boasts of its typical quality and reliability in design development. They also have an efficient, low-cost production line and facility in the Asian country of China. You can be assured that the dependability of Keystone Heddolf International is guaranteed. They offer a quality product which is at the same time easy on the pocket. The products of Keystone Heddolf International are designed to be compatible with the products of Chamberlain, Liftmaster, Sears, Genie and Overhead Door. Keystone Heddolf International is the perfect solution to most of your keypad, transmitter and receiver needs. Keystone Heddolf International offers a 2 year warranty, they promise to repair or replace any items under the said two year warranty with no if, and buts. It is promised by the company that their products are made to its best so that it would last longer and better.


 

Marantec Remotes

 

Marantec has been in the business since 1957. They have been developing, and producing technically innovative opener and control systems, and accessories for all types of doors and gates. Headquarters is located in East Westphalia, Germany. The opener systems all meet the legal standards for international market and incorporate patented technologies for the best safety and convenience. They are ISO 9001 certified. Most if not all of their products are made to be aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. They make sure that not that it is very functional but also easy on the eyes. Our products are sold to over 50 countries worldwide, with subsidiaries scattered in the United States of America, Europe, and in Asia. Authorized dealers would guarantee you that our products offer quality standards. In the recent years, they had received several awards for our technical innovations. They belong to a corporate group which is unique in its capabilities and international market presence. These developments were done by a team of 25 people which consists of engineers and designers. Marantec in Marienfield, MFZOVITOR in Legden and Helsinki, Finland together with ELDAT in Zeesen produce and sell their products independently. Their products are innovative drive and control systems. Production of the openers, controls and peripheral products are manufactured in their own specialized production facilities. Marienfield, Legden, Miesbach and Zeezen in Germany, Kestenholz in Switzerland, Helsinki in Finland, Ajka in Hungary, Dyrban in South Africa, Ningbo in China and Gurnee in the United States of America are the places of manufacture for each product that is specialized by the specific place. It has its own sales team in Europe, North America and South America, Asia and in Africa. The group is presented in almost everywhere. The group intends to remain as a family business despite its massive size. Every employee of the company has sworn to uphold the tradition of the production of quality products and to establish a harmonious relationship with its valued customers.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Evolution of Liftmaster Remotes

Like all other products out there, man has always been continuously upgrading the tools that he has. The invention of remotes, to any gadget that uses a remote, is very revolutionary. It made mans life easier and very accessible in just a click at the palm of the hand. The LiftMaster has also upgraded their remotes over time to make our lives easier. Here is the evolution of the LiftMaster remote:

Evolution of Liftmaster Remotes
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PRODUCT
YEAR
DESCRIPTION
MODEL




Liftmaster 61LM remote
1984-1992
9-trinary DIP switch
740CB, 139.53776, 139.53876




Liftmaster 361LM remote

For older Canadian frequency code switch type (315MHz)
9-trinary DIP switch




Liftmaster 371LM remote
2005-Present
Purple Learn Button (Security+, 315MHZ)
1345/1355, 1356, 3220, 3240, 3265, 3270, 3280, 3800, 3500, 3850, 3585, 3595




LiftMaster 374UT keychain remote
1993-1995
Green Learn Button (Billion Code, 390MHZ)
1245, 1255,1270, 1280, and 12864

1996-2005
Red/Orange/Amber Learn Button (Security+, 390MHZ)
1245R/1255R, 1265R, 2220, 2245/2255, 2265, 2280, 2500, 2575, 2585, 2595

2006-2014
Purple Learn Button (Security+, 315MHZ)
1345/1355, 1356, 3220, 3240, 3265, 3270, 3280, 3800, 3500, 3850, 3585, 3595

2011 - Present
Yellow Learn Button (Security+ 2.0, 310, 315, and 390MHZ)
8065, 8155, 8165, 8355, 8360, 8365-267, 8500, 8550, 8557, 8587




LiftMaster 375UT universal remote
1993-1995
Green Learn Button (Billion Code, 390MHZ)
1245, 1255,1270, 1280, and 12864

1996-2005
Red/Orange/Amber Learn Button (Security+, 390MHZ)
1245R/1255R, 1265R, 2220, 2245/2255, 2265, 2280, 2500, 2575, 2585, 2595

2006-2014
Purple Learn Button (Security+, 315MHZ)
1345/1355, 1356, 3220, 3240, 3265, 3270, 3280, 3800, 3500, 3850, 3585, 3595

2011 - Present
Yellow Learn Button (Security+ 2.0, 310, 315, and 390MHZ)
8065, 8155, 8165, 8355, 8360, 8365-267, 8500, 8550, 8557, 8587




LiftMaster 375LM remote KLIK1U
2011 - Present
300/310/315/368/390 MHz and MyQ 2.0 technology
Covers most garage door opener brands




LiftMaster 811LM remote
1993 - Present
2.0 MyQ technology (Security+2.0)
Compatible only with Security+ 2.0 commercial receivers and operators




LiftMaster 890max keychain remote
1993 - Present
Up to 3 garage door openers or MyQ enabled (Security+2.0)
1245, 1255,1270, 1280, and 12864




Liftmaster 891LM remote
1993 - Present
Only 1 garage door opener or MyQ enabled (Security+2.0)
Compatible only with Security+2.0




Liftmaster 892LT remote
1993 - Present
Burst Technology (Security+2.0)
811LM, 813LM - Sec+2.0, 331LM, 361LM, 362LM, 363LM, 333LM - 315Mhz Sec+, 61LM, 62LM, 63LM, 64LM - 390MHz




LiftMaster 893MAX remote
1993 - Present
Up to 3 garage door openers or MyQ enabled (Security+2.0)
1245, 1255,1270, 1280, and 12864




Liftmaster 894LT remote
1993 - Present
Burst Technology (Security+2.0)
811LM, 813LM - Sec+2.0, 331LM, 361LM, 362LM, 363LM, 333LM - 315Mhz Sec+, 61LM, 62LM, 63LM, 64LM - 390MHz




Liftmaster 895MAX remote
1993 - Present
MyQ enabled (Security+ 2.0) Anti-theft technology
Compatible with all LiftMaster garage door openers and all 315MHZ LiftMaster and Elite gate operators

(Discontinued Sept 2016)






Liftmaster 971LM remote
1997-Present
390 MHZ Frequency (Security+)
ALL Security+ systems, including Chamberlain, Sears, Craftsman and Raynor (Safety Signal)




Chamberlain/LiftMaster 300MC
1997-Present
300 MHZ Frequency (Security+)
MultiCode 1090, 1099, 3021, 3028, Tricode TCG1, TCG2, TCR1,TCR2 gate or garage door opener receivers


As you can see on the chart, every model has been upgraded to suit the needs of the model. Most models can be replaced by the upgraded remotes and some have been discontinued too but with most of the upgraded ones, you won't be having too much of a problem when it comes to compatibility. Most of the upgraded ones are compatible to most models especially the latest ones but just to be sure, before ordering any replacement remotes, you have to check first which remote is compatible with your garage door or gate opener. Most of the latest upgraded ones have learn buttons so you can set the right frequency for your garage door or gate opener. 

Again, just be sure it's compatible or else the learn button won't pick up the right frequency. You can always ask for assistance or check the descriptions on every item before you purchase.

Friday, November 18, 2016

How to Reset Garage Door Keypad Code PIN & Remote Control Opener

It happens to almost all of us—we forget the password of our accounts and the keypad code pin for our garage doors, which is really unfortunate because you would stuck outside of your house, thinking of ways on how you can break inside.

No need for planning a break-in in your own home though, because resetting the keypad code is an easy thing to do. Then there also comes a time when you lost your remote control and no matter how much you try to wrack your brain for its location, you just can’t remember. However, it is also possible that you just want to reset your keypad code pin and reprogram your remote control, and this is actually recommended in order to avoid security breach and hacking.


 In order to change the code of your keypad, simply access the garage door unit located on your garage ceiling, find the learn button, which is located under the light cover, press the learn button and hold down until the light next to the button closes. By doing this, you are removing the old code programmed in your garage door system memory. Press the learn button again until the light opens and then proceed to the mounter keypad in order to set the new code that you wanted. The light from the garage door unit would blink several times, indicating that the new keypad pin has been accepted.

 As for the remote control programming, it follows the same process, except of course, you have to press the button that you need on your remote control.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Seven Reasons Why You Should Improve Your Garage Security


Securing the home is always the top priority for every homeowner. Nobody wants burglars to break-in easily and take everything inside the home. Most of the time, the main doors are the ones that are secured first.

The garage is usually the last part of the home that pops up when it comes to security. However, the garage is also an essential bit to every home.  When this is forgotten, this can be the weak spot that will allow burglars to get access to your home.



Here are the seven reasons to convince you why you must improve your garage security:

·         It is an access to the main home. Although securing the main door and the back door is essential in protecting your family and valuables from burglars, you might forget that the garage also provides an easy access to your home. This is true for those who have an attached garage. There is usually a connecting door from the garage to the main house or kitchen. If you are not adding any form of security to your garage, this might be a way for them to get inside your home without a sweat. So always consider all points of entry in your home, especially your garage.

·         It has valuable items.The garage is where the family’s cars are usually stored. In addition to that, other tools and seasonal items are also stored in the garage. When the garage is left unsecured, a potential burglar can definitely get his hands on quite valuable items. An unsecured garage would be a gold mine to any burglar. It contains most of the valuable items in the homes like power tools, lawnmowers, and others. These are very resalable items and cost a lot of money. Ensure that you protect your valuable possessions by adding an extra layer of security.

·         It is a vulnerable spot. The garage is usually the odd part of the house. Although it may be attached to the main house, it is not a living space. This makes it vulnerable to burglary. The windows are not usually covered and secured. This can be used to break in. This makes it even more important to add security features to your garage.

·         You have no idea what’s going on. This is especially true if you have a detached garage that is at the back or in front of your home. It is difficult for you to hear or know what’s going on at the back. If this is the case, it is imperative to make your garage even more secure. You can opt to add extra security features like cameras and mobile controls so you can have access to your garage anytime, anywhere. Just ensure that these security features are compatible with the current garage door opener that you have.

·         You may forget to close or lock it. This is usual morning scenario. You are running late from work, you open your garage door and drive out of the house without checking if you have locked it. An open garage door is a gateway to endless of possibilities for the burglar. This can be prevented by adding timer-to-lock security feature to your garage door opener so you don’t have to panic and drive back to your home when this happens.

·         Power tools can be used for breaking-in. The garage usually houses power tools. If these lands in the wrong hands, this can be used to damage property and even hurt people. Keep these tools away from the wrong hands by making your garage safe and secure.

·         It is always unoccupied.Unless you have converted a part of your garage to a living space, it is almost always unoccupied. This increases the risks of burglary since it can be easy for them to get in and out without any presence in the garage. By adding extra security features, you are already making sure that you have presence and control in your garage even if you are away.