I Bought New Remote Transmitters for My Automatic Security Gate -- How Do I Program Them?

I Bought New Remote Transmitters for My Automatic Security Gate -- How Do I Program Them?

Many remotes are programmed through simple matching DIP switches, but some remotes need to programmed via the use of a “program” button on the radio receiver.

No, don’t let your eyes start rolling back in your head (just yet, anyway). This is all actually a bit simpler than it might seem at first glance.

Copying From Your Existing Remote

If you have an existing functional remote that is already programmed, it makes the process of matching DIP switches much easier. Locate the access cover on your old and new remotes and open them. Using a small screwdriver or ball point pen, change the position of the DIP switches on the new remote to match the position of the DIP switches on the old remote.

DIP Switch-less Remotes

If there is no access cover or no DIP switches on the old remote, you will need to locate the radio receiver.

In most cases, the receiver will be located inside of the driveway gate operator (i.e. inside of the housing/case for the motor that moves the gate). Generally, you’re going to need a key or a wrench or a screwdriver to get the case off.

Once you’re inside the guts of the gate operator and the receiver is located, you’ll need to press the “Program” button and then press the button on your remote that you’ll use to open your gate.

Test the remote to make sure it works before closing everything back up.

Many of the newer gate operators have the radio receiver built into the main circuit board. You will need to locate the programming steps required to program transmitters, if this is the case.

We have a library of programming manuals in which you should be able to find the information you need.

Summing it Up

If you don’t want to hassle with any of this programming stuff, you can fill out one of our contact forms and choose one of our expert driveway gate service companies to help you out.