If someone in your family is often losing the house keys, or you’d just like to be able to enter your home through the garage (without dragging the clunky remote with you), you might look into a keypad garage door lock.
For instance, check out the Slimline Hardwired Combination Garage Door Keypad.
“Enjoy the freedom of being able to take your morning jog or walk the dog without carrying keys or remotes. With the Slimline Hardwired Combination Garage Door Keypad, the only key you’ll need is the 6-digit code you carry in your head. The code is completely user-programmable in three easy steps, and can be easily changed at any time you wish.”
It looks like a handy device. Home security is considered too: if anyone stands out there trying to guess your code, the garage door lock turns off after one minute, so they won’t have time to futz around very long.
Installation is simple, and since the keypad door lock is battery-powered, there’s no need to mess around with wiring. It’s supposed to work with any automatic garage door opener.
$50 from SmartHome: Slimline Hardwired Combination Garage Door Keypad