How does the hand-held transmitter operate the functions of the fireplace?
Hearth & Home Technologies’ remote controls work by radio frequency, which offers the unlikelihood of another remote control activating your individual gas fireplace product.
Infrared (light signals) is often used with television and stereo remotes and requires there be no interference between the hand-held and the receiver. Fireplace facings, louvers and different installation options make infrared an unreliable option for fireplaces. Also, the brightness of the flame interferes with infrared control systems.
Sonic or Sound is the third technology used with remote controls. The early sonic technology was used on television, but quickly abandoned due to limitation in channels and choices. Most Sonic technology is used in the pest control industry today.