The Extraordinary Development of Remote Controls11/02/2013 Back To Blog
One day history will reveal the great contribution of remote controls and lay out to the future generations their great development throughout the decades. From the past to the future these tiny devices keep getting smaller and never cease to amaze us with their remarkable capacities. One would argue that their progress was actually unavoidable since garage door openers keep evolving as well with unbelievable speed and manufacturers keep coming up with fresh ideas about ways to ensure greater home security and personal safety.
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The history of remotes goes back a century and they were first used for military purposes while they became popular with televisions. Hence, it was easier to apply this technology to electric garage doors. At first, they were really simple and worked with a fixed code, which made them unsafe as the needs of modern societies kept growing. The universal garage door openers were popular but their simple technology did not provide the required security. People were pressing the button only to see their own and their neighbor's door opening at the same time.
Manufacturers took matters under control and made extraordinary changes with the rolling code technology. This time the transmitter would work with a combination of billions of codes and, therefore, every time someone would press the button the code would change, too. This way, no one could copy the code and homes became safer. Transmitters became fast, smaller and provided quicker access into the house. People started preferring multi code remote controls with two or three buttons in order to operate several openers with only one transmitter.
Lately, these remotes became old-fashioned and suddenly they were considered traditional. Wireless garage door keypads substituted many classic remote clickers. The access is easy and you can have personal codes. New openers are now operated by tablets, computers and smartphones whether you are standing outside your garage or you are in the office. Tomorrow, we may simply need to dial a number in our cell or call the name of the garage door and it will open. Technology runs and we run along; technology spoiled us and we cannot get enough and all for the sake of our safety!