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allegrif

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Can electric garage doors relying on signals be 'hacked'?
« on: February 17, 2016, 03:16:55 PM »
You know the type, those you can put a button for in your car, allowing you to open the garage door without getting out of your car when you get home. I worry that these might not be fully secure if you keep anything in your garage that's worth stealing. Surely a thief in the know could create a device that sends out the same signal, allowing him to enter your garage? What are the safeguards in these systems?

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Re: Can electric garage doors relying on signals be 'hacked'?
« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2016, 12:06:26 PM »
It depends on the type of signal they use. If they use a 'fixed code', they can be hacked in seconds by a crafty thief with brains and specialist equipment. However, if they use a 'rolling code', they're generally safe from this and other attacks.

 

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