Technology is continuing to advance, but did you ever imagine that a child’s toy could hack your garage door? Unfortunately, whether you believed it or not, it’s now a possibility. Many American’s vehicles, tools and other personal belongings are no longer safe due to this new hack. Find out from Professional Doors & Windows what’s going on.
What is OpenSesame?
A new device, made from a child’s toy, has been created that can open your garage door in seconds. It uses what’s known as an insecure fixed code via wireless communication with a remote control. The toy that is able to do this is Mattel’s discontinued toy formally known as IM-ME. It’s fitted with a cheap, run of the mill antennae and hardware attachment which comes in at under $100 and can open a number of garage doors in seconds.
Does It Work on All Garage Doors?
Before you start panicking and taking extra precautions to secure your garage door, you should know that OpenSesame only works on garage doors that are opened or accessed using a fixed code. However, even if someone wanted to enter your garage, you may not even know that they have the device on them as it’s so compact and easy to hide.
To avoid situations whereby your garage can be easily broken into, or accessed, it’s important to use only the most professional company when it comes to your garage door – Professional Doors & Windows. We have been in the industry for a number of years and will help you select the best and safest garage door. Contact us via our website, or call us at (817) 383-1333 to find out how we can help you.