I don't know if anyone mentioned this but I just thought there
might be a way to make a swing cover for the remote much like
what I've seen for a small pocket magnifying loupe. I think
something like that would be the perfect thing to protect the
buttons on a key fob remote.
Robert, this is a fairly common problem. Can you reprogram
the receiver? If so, set it so that it will only trip upon two
successive signals within say a 2- or 3-second interval.
If reprogramming the receiver isn't an option, consider
replacing it with something that does. These systems are
inexpensive to build from scratch and may prove to be an
I can help you select parts if you like though technically
I've retired from my online business.
How about putting an O-ring under each button? Increase the pressure
necessary to activate the circuit.
It's an old-school trick learned back in the days of the Reset key being on
the Apple ][ keyboard. Putting a stiffer spring or an O-ring under the key
made it more difficult to press it accidentally (easy given it's proximity
to the backspace key).
Conversely my wife's cell phone has buttons on the outside lid (an LG
VX8350) for multimedia "features". The keypad underneath had little stubs
to press the switches. I snipped off a majority of the stubs and made the
buttons much harder to operate. Stupid feature that got on her nerves
As far as cops and calls for handicapped parking, take it up with your local
representatives. That and the local TV stations and paper. They're always
looking for community issue material.
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