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Stand UP for Veterans brings together resources in Orange County

We were proud to support our military veterans last week at this great event.

by Justin Massey

Entry Systems staff attend the Stand UP for Veterans event.

Justin and Bonnie with Stand UP for Veterans organizer and local realtor John Hacker.

It’s critical communities come together to support those in need. Many in Orange County are struggling to receive basic resources. Far too many of our military veterans face homelessness and other difficult life circumstances including mental illness and unemployment. In fact, 1,388 Veterans are homeless in Orange County and 6,048 veterans are unemployed at any one time. However, there are many great organizations working to improve our veterans’ quality of life.

A great turnout at the Stand UP for Veterans event in Santa Ana.

The Stand UP for Veterans event brought a wide variety of organizations providing resources to those who’ve served.

Bonnie and I were excited to attend the Stand UP for Veterans event last Thursday in Santa Ana. We heard about it through local realtor and veteran John Hacker at the Orange County Association of Realtors (OCAR). John shared with us the opportunity to get involved. Since a key value of our family’s business is community service, we were proud to support this great cause. The goal of this event was to “help United States Veterans who are homeless, displaced, disabled or otherwise in transition become integrated into our community.” Service providers came together to offer resources for mental health, medical, housing, clothing, employment, law and education/training. A beauty and massage school even gave free haircuts and massages!

Each veteran was greeted and paired with a peer mentor who guided them to resources specific to their needs.

They left with a large duffel bag filled with resources. Everything from socks and underwear to a pillow and a handmade blanket woven from plastic bags were included. This innovative blanket (see picture above) not only retains body heat for the winter, but also helps fend off moisture from the ground. We left the event encouraged to see so many people gathered to support those who’ve served and eager to find new ways to partner with veterans organizations in the future.

About Entry Systems: Established in 1972, Entry Systems, a subsidiary of Laguna Niguel Garage Door Service, Inc., is one of the longest running garage door and gate repair companies in South Orange County. As a family owned business with over 40 years experience, the company has been an industry leader providing unrivaled service since its beginning. We proudly support our veteran community and offer 10% off our standard repair visit to those who have a valid military ID.

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Orange County Garage Door Specialist — Job Opening

 

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Orange County Garage Door Specialist — Job Opening

Entry Systems, a 5-star Yelp reviewed small business of 40+ years, is looking to hire a full time Orange County garage door specialist. No experience is needed, we will train.

Click Here to Apply: Orange County Garage Door Specialist

This is a great opportunity for someone who is looking to learn a new trade. This position has an emphasis on sales and requires excellent customer service skills and the ability to use hand tools to fix our customer’s garage door problems. Our company is rapidly growing and there will be opportunities for growth for the right applicant. We will provide a company truck. Basic hand tool experience is required.What does the position look like?

  • A full-time garage door specialist who gives expert advice to customers regarding repairs and sales of new equipment.
  • Play a role in creating an excellent customer service experience every time, building relationships with long-term customers.
  • Provide Full Service Garage Door Repair and Maintenance, including installation of new garage doors, garage door openers and torsion spring replacements.
  • Maintain company truck and inventory on truck.

Requirements:

  • Must have experience with hand and power tools.
  • Our company prides itself in having a reputation for being a long-time professional and honest business in our industry and all of our employees uphold this reputation.
  • Must have clean and professional appearance and be friendly and comfortable interacting onsite with our customers
  • Flexible and reliable team player
  • Fluent English speaker
  • Ability to lift 75 lbs.
  • Minimum 6 years drivers license and clean driving record
  • Ability to use iPad to record job data
  • Experience in the Garage Door Industry is a plus but not required
  • Background check/drug test may be required

Numerous Benefits include:

  • Healthcare
  • Sick pay
  • Paid vacations an holidays.
  • Opportunities for commission, overtime pay, and professional development.

About Entry SystemsEstablished in 1972, Entry Systems, a subsidiary of Laguna Niguel Garage Door Service, Inc., is one of the longest running garage door and gate repair companies in South Orange County. As a family owned business with over 40 years experience, the company has been an industry leader providing unrivaled service since its beginning.

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Entry Systems Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Entry Systems Earns Esteemed 2015 Angie’s List Super Service Award

Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service

Entry Systems has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2015. 

“It has been an honor to win this award year after year. Receiving this award, based off of customer feedback, demonstrates that our customers trust us to provide consistent, quality service as a leading family-owned, garage door business in Orange County,” said Bev, owner of Entry Systems.

“Only about 5 percent of the garage door companies in Orange County have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2015 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.

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Angie’s List helps facilitate happy transactions between more than three million consumers nationwide and its collection of highly rated service providers in more than 720 categories of service, ranging from home improvement to health care. Built on a foundation of more than 10 million verified reviews of local service, Angie’s List connects consumers directly to its online marketplace of services from member-reviewed providers, and offers unique tools and support designed to improve the local service experience for both consumers and service professionals.

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How to Program Your Car to a Liftmaster Garage Door Operator

Entry Systems Tech Talks: Programming Your Car to a Liftmaster Operator

In the second video of our new Tech Talks series, Jonathan, our Manager of Garage Door Operations, explains how to program your car to a Liftmaster operator using your car’s existing garage door opener buttons.

It is important for you to have easy access to your home. One great way to make your life that much more convenient is to program your car directly to your garage door operator! This will allow you another means of access into your garage and allow you to give your current garage door remote to another family member or keep it in a second car. Why not connect the technology you already have in place and make your life a little easier?

If you’ve never programmed your car’s garage door buttons, now is the time. It can be a little confusing the first time, but this video from an Entry Systems professional will allow you to DIY (do it yourself) in just a minute or two.

Here’s an overview:

Many cars these days have HomeLink buttons installed which allow you to easily program your car to open and close your garage door using a Liftmaster operator.

A car’s HomeLink usually has a small symbol of a house and three buttons, and it is most commonly placed on the roof right above the windshield on either driver’s side or in the middle.

It should look something like this:

Make sure you also have a currently programmed garage door remote so you can transfer it over to your car’s HomeLink buttons.

Now follow these simple steps:

1- Decide which car button you want to program. Press that button & make sure the light flashes slow. If the light is solid or flashes fast, hold it down until it starts flashing slow (it could take up to 30 seconds to reset).

2- Take the handheld garage door remote that is already programmed. Hold down that remote’s button at the same time as you hold down your car button until the car button’s light starts flashing fast.

(With some newer cars this is all you have to do! Press your car’s button, and if the garage door opens you are done! If the door doesn’t open, however, continue to the next step.)

3- Find the “learn button” on your garage door operator (that’s the button on the machine which pulls your door open). Push that button down quickly (just once!).

4- Now go back to your car and hold down the button you chose to program. The lights on your motor should blink once.

5- Press your car’s programmed button & your garage door should now open. You’re all done!

It’s really that easy. We’d love to hear any questions you might have, video ideas you’d love to see, or any other general feedback. Make sure to subscribe to our channel and keep up with the content we produce!

As always, if you live in the Orange County, California area we would love to be your go-to garage door service company. Check out our website to learn more about us, give us a call at (949) 495-0835 or stop by our showroom in Laguna Hills!

 

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About the Entry Systems Tech Talks:

We have launched the Tech Talks series on YouTube in order to make it easier for our customers to better understand the function of their garage door. These short videos will answer some of our most frequently asked questions, introduce you to our incredible team and provide you with the opportunity to take matters of home access into your own hands. At Entry Systems, we want to provide more than just great service to our Orange County clients. We also want to provide the opportunity for homeowners to maintain the important functions of their home in a way that is easy to use and customized to their individual needs.

 

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VIDEO: How to Program Liftmaster’s 877MAX Garage Door Keypad

Entry Systems Tech Talks: Programming Your 877MAX Keypad

In the first video of our brand new Tech Talks series, Jonathan, our Manager of Garage Door Operations, explains how to program Liftmaster’s 877MAX Keyless Keypad to one or more garage doors or automated gates.

We know security and convenience are essential for you and your family. A garage door keypad is a common device which allows you the peace of mind of a security system without the hassle of having to carry a key or remote around with you. It can be confusing how to operate this device or make it work with you garage door. That’s why we made this videoWhether you are programming your garage door keypad for the first time or you simply feel like changing the code, this step-by-step guide from an Entry Systems professional makes it a quick and easy task.

Here’s an overview:

The Liftmaster 877MAX keypad can program multiple garage doors and automated gates. It works with any color “learn button” on your garage door operator (that’s the button on the machine which pulls your door open).

Programming your 877MAX keypad is easy.

1- Open the keypad and hold the star (*) and pound (#) buttons down until the lights on the keypad start to flash. The keypad will stop flashing and be lit up.

2- Enter the four digit code of your choice on the keypad.

3- Press the “learn button” on your garage door operator & the light next to the button will come on.

4- Hit the “Enter” button on your keypad. You will press it a certain number of times depending on the color of your “learn button.”

For a yellow “learn button”: 1 time

For a purple “learn button”: 2 times

For an orange or red “learn button”: 3 times

For a green “learn button”: 4 times

5- Press the number zero on your keypad, and it will lock in your code.

6- You can test your system by inputting your four digit code and pressing enter. Your system should now run!

It’s really that easy. We’d love to hear any questions you might have, video ideas you’d love to see, or any other general feedback. Make sure to subscribe to our channel and keep up with the content we produce!

As always, if you live in the Orange County, California area we would love to be your go-to garage door service company. Check out our website to learn more about us, give us a call at (949) 495-0835 or stop by our showroom in Laguna Hills!

 

Follow us on Social Media:

  

 

______________________________

About the Entry Systems Tech Talks:

We have launched the Tech Talks series on YouTube in order to make it easier for our customers to better understand the function of their garage door. These short videos will answer some of our most frequently asked questions, introduce you to our incredible team and provide you with the opportunity to take matters of home access into your own hands. At Entry Systems, we want to provide more than just great service to our Orange County clients. We also want to provide the opportunity for homeowners to maintain the important functions of their home in a way that is easy to use and customized to their individual needs.

 

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Entry Systems to Donate $1 For Every New Facebook Page Like

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Left to Right: Doris Amstutz, Bev Massey

 

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. To show our support, our Orange County small family business will donate $1 to the fight against breast cancer for every new like to our Facebook page through the end of this month (up to $500).

If you haven’t already liked our Facebook page, it simply takes one click for a $1 donation to be made on your behalf. Every dollar raised will go to a non-profit organization dedicated to the research, treatment and support of those fighting breast cancer.

If you’re already a fan of our page, click here and share this post so that your friends and family can like us too. Thank you for thinking of and supporting all those affected by breast cancer. 

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At Entry Systems, this is a cause very close to our heart. Our owner, Bev Massey (pictured above) is an outspoken cancer survivor. “I would not have been able to survive my own experience of cancer without the support and progress of the American Cancer Society and other similar organizations,” explained Bev. Her strength and leadership is inspiring to us, and we want to step alongside her as she passionately advocates to bring support and awareness to this battle that affects so many incredible people.

About Entry Systems: Established in 1972, Entry Systems, a subsidiary of Laguna Niguel Garage Door Service, Inc., is one of the longest running garage door and gate repair companies in South Orange County. As a family owned business with over 40 years experience, the company has been an industry leader providing unrivaled service since its beginning.

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Fight Cancer, Get Free Garage Door Service

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Our family owned garage door business in South OC  is offering an opportunity that will benefit both homeowners and the fight against cancer. Until the end of August, homeowners located in the Orange County service area who donate at least $25 to the American Cancer Society will receive a free garage door inspection and maintenance—a $98 value. This will include a twenty-one point inspection and maintenance of garage door and opener. Any repairs or parts will be available at an additional cost.

To schedule your free service, call our office at +1 (949) 495-0835 or fill out the form below.

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Local OC Business Raises Money to Fight Cancer, Offers Free Service

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Contact: Justin Massey

Tel.: (949) 495-0835

Email: info@entry-systems.com

Website: https://entry-systems.com/

 

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 Local OC Business Raises Money to Fight Cancer, Offers Free Service

Entry Systems is Giving Free Garage Door Service to American Cancer Society Donors

Laguna Hills, CA – August 14 – Today, Entry Systems, a family owned garage door business in South OC, has announced a new opportunity that will benefit both homeowners and the fight against cancer. Until the end of August, those who donate at least $25 to the American Cancer Society will receive a free garage door maintenance and inspection from Entry Systems.

Bev Massey, owner of Entry Systems, is an outspoken cancer survivor, and she is passionate about contributing in any way she can to the cause. When she heard the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce was walking in the local Relay for Life on August 22, she promptly agreed to jump in as a sponsor. Now, she has decided to take her support a step further and is using her small business as an opportunity to raise funds for the American Cancer Society, to advance research, treatment and support for those affected by cancer.

“I would not have been able to survive my own experience of cancer without the support and progress of the American Cancer Society and other similar organizations. I am excited for the opportunity to contribute to this cause so more people can have victory over this terrible disease,” Bev Massey explained.

Upon showing proof of their donation, homeowners within the Orange County service area will be able to schedule their free service call—a $98 value—which will include a twenty-one point inspection and maintenance of their garage door and opener. Any repairs or parts will be available at an additional cost. Those who would like more information about this opportunity can reach the Entry Systems office by phone at (949) 495-0835.

About Entry Systems: Established in 1972, Entry Systems, a subsidiary of Laguna Niguel Garage Door Service, Inc., is one of the longest running garage door and gate repair companies in South Orange County. As a family owned business with over 40 years experience, the company has been an industry leader providing unrivaled service since its beginning.

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Power outage? Here’s how to open your garage door manually!

Power outages are never convenient. At best, you and your family crowd around the dinner table eating and chatting by candle light. At worst, however, power outages can disrupt an entire day’s plans—leaving your car stuck behind a garage door that won’t budge and leaving you stuck in the house. When you have an important business meeting to attend or children waiting to be driven to school, the last thing you need is your transportation stuck behind a thick wall of steel (your inoperable garage door).

Thankfully, garage door manufacturers have thought this scenario through, and there’s no need to panic. When the power goes out, it’s quick and easy to get your door up, your car out and your life back on schedule.

Here’s what to do:

  • Grab your flashlight or candle and head out to the garage.  Before you start, visually check the coiled springs at the top of the door. If they are broken, do not attempt to manually open your door as this is very dangerous and call Entry Systems to have them professionally fixed.  However, as long as the springs are in good shape, you will find it is very easy and safe to open your door manually.
  • Look for the garage door operator, the large mechanical device that pulls the door open. A long metal rail is attached to the operator which should have a red manual release cord hanging from it.
  • Grab the manual release cord in your hand and pull down until you see a metal piece slide and feel the garage door disengage.
  • Now that the manual release cord has been pulled  your garage door should be rather simple to open by hand. Keep your children and any pets away from the door because there are always dangers involved in working with heavy machinery. Start from the bottom of the door and pull up, using the strength in your legs.
    • If you have a one piece door (the kind that swings out) then simply push out, and the door should rise. If you have a sectional door (the kind that rolls up into the garage) then push up, holding the bottom section and slide it along the track. Make sure to keep your hands and clothes away from the hinged portion between the sections. It’s very easy (and no fun) to get pinched that way!
  • Your garage door is now open, and you can get back on track for the rest of your day. Just make sure you bring the garage door back down before you leave!

Pro-Tip: If you are looking to buy a new garage door operator consider the LiftMaster 8550. It comes with a battery back-up so that when a power outage happens, your garage door continues working perfectly!

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