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Kids toy opens door

11/06/2015

We often hear stories the password for online shops or social media accounts are too easy to crack but how about getting through the garage door. For most of us we expect our garage door to be quite reliable with multiple point locking systems in place as standard on many of the newest of varieties. Some even come with four point rocking and a sensible system

Imagine the horror then when a gentleman in America picked up an old disused open sesame toy which cost around £10 and by just changing the way the combinations worked and the code, he was able to use it as the operating system of the garage door. Not only did this unlock the garage door but he was able to get all the contents out and close the garage door properly without an evidence of breaking an entry

It should be stressed that the system this worked for is only on American doors in America and would not work with almost all of the doors that we provide.

The gentleman was quick to tell the world of his hacking exploits not because he wanted the exposure but he wanted to raise awareness.

The annoying and slightly worrying issue here is that this device is about the same size of a mobile phone and you wouldn't even notice it in someone's pocket. They could get away easy without your permission before you even thought especially as they could close the garage door and make it look as if nothing had happened without you even knowing.

If you are worried about the security of your door, we can provide a range of accessories which should help tie your door down in situations like this. This includes multiple locking and alarm systems, automation of the electronic operating system and much more. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible on 01484 829 612.


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