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FAQs

If I flash my lights to open my garage door, won’t anybody’s lights open my door?

NO!  This is safer than your current handheld remote.  Flashing your lights is simply the triggering mechanism to activate the Flash2Pass™ transmitter. The transmitter is a radio frequency (RF) device that works the same way as your handheld remote. Technically it has nothing to do with the lights. You are using the "flash to pass" function of the high beam switch. The first "flash" powers the transmitter, and the second "flash" sends out the signal to open or close your garage door. It is just as safe, if not safer, than your current garage door opener.  

 

If my neighbor gets a Flash2Pass™, will he be able to open my garage door?

NO! Each Flash2Pass™ transmitter has its own, unique hexadecimal serial number, just like your handheld remote. Only transmitters programmed into the Flash2Pass receiver in your garage will activate your garage door.

 

Will it work in daylight?

Yes, as flashing your high-beams is strictly the triggering mechanism for the transmitter (just like pushing your current garage door opener remote button), day or night it will still activate your garage door.

Can I still open my door if I back into the garage?

Yes, since the Flash2Pass™ transmitter is a radio Frequency (RF) device, the signal is omnidirectional, meaning it goes everywhere. So even though the  transmitter may be mounted at the front of your car or bike, the signal will still reach the Flash2Pass™ receiver in the garage.

Can I open my automatic gate with Flash2Pass™?

Yes, Flash2Pass™ will work on automatic gates both hardwired and solar powered.

 

Can I open more than one garage door with Flash2Pass™?

Yes, you can open any number of garage doors or gates with Flash2Pass™. The only thing that you would need would be a Flash2Pass™ receiver installed in the garage or in the box of the gate opener.

 

I have a two-car garage with one big door. Can I open the door with both cars?

Yes, all you would need to do would be to add a Flash2Pass™ transmitter to the second vehicle and program it into the Flash2Pass™ receiver in the garage. You can add up to 6 transmitters to one receiver.

 

Will my original handheld remotes still work with Flash2Pass™ installed?

Yes, the Flash2Pass™ receiver simply "piggybacks" on to your existing system so the original handhelds will work as before.

 

I just moved into a new house and there are no remotes for the garage door opener. Can I install Flash2Pass™ and will it work?

Yes you can and yes it will. Unlike some other systems in the market, Flash2Pass™ does not need a handheld remote to "train" the receiver. Flash2Pass™ is a proprietary system that uses rolling code technology for security and supplies both a transmitter(s) and receiver that can actually update older analog garage door openers to state-of-the-art digital security (with the removal of the analog receiver).

 

When I ride my motorcycle I leave the high-beams on. Is that OK?

Yes it is fine. The Flash2Pass™ transmitter is activated with two pulses of the high-beam switch. If the second pulse doesn't occur within a couple seconds, it assumes you're riding/driving with your high-beams on and resets to neutral. When you get home, you'll have to drop to your low-beams and pulse them twice to open your door.

Note: Make sure to leave your high beam/low beam switch on low when you turn off your ignition. If it is in the high beam position and you start your bike/car it could pulse the lights activating the garage door opener.

 

I have an old car that I'd like to put Flash2Pass™ on and it doesn't have a "flash to pass" switch. Can I use another switch?

Yes you can. We've had people put it on horn buttons, turn signals and power window switches as well as accessory switches on the dashboard or momentary switches hidden under the dashboard. The transmitter simply needs a 12-volt power supply. Please call (800) 401-5584 or email info@flashtoopen.com for assistance if you have specific questions.

 

If My Car is Stolen - What Do I Do?

In the event that the transmitter is lost or stolen, a receiver "total erase" should be done. To enter the "erase" mode, locate the small hole on the front of the receiver cover between the blinking LED light and the pushbutton. Gently push a paperclip through the hole, which will depress a hidden switch. To erase all transmitter codes from the receiver, press the hidden switch until the LED blinks 4 times. Continue to hold the switch until the LED blinks 4 times again. All learned transmitter codes have now been erased. The remaining or new transmitters now need to be re-learned. To enter the "add" mode, depress the hidden switch until the LED blinks 4 times. Remove the paperclip and activate the transmitter within 30 seconds. The LED will flash 4 times in acceptance, and then begin flashing normally. Test the new transmitter. Repeat the same simple process with up to 5 additional transmitters.