Garage Door Opener
|Garage door opener systems can vary a lot in type of drive, features and price. This Guide by The Garage Door was written to help you pick the right type of opener drive system, security and safety functions, remote and lighting. Use this Garage Door Opener Guide as a checklist before approaching your local supplier.|
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The drive is the opener mechanism used to raise and lower the garage door.
Security and Safety
A garage door should be secured to ensure that you are protected from outsiders. To guard against intruders, make sure that the garage door opener system has secure electronic codes or uses rolling codes where new codes are generated every time the door is opened or closed. In many countries the law requires that garage door openers should be able to stop and back up whenever its sensors detect an obstruction (like a car or a person). It goes without saying that this essential for the garage door system you choose, despite the slightly higher cost.
Remote and Fixed Controls
The remote control is used to open the garage door while you are still inside your car. Older models are somewhat bulky and it pays to check if the remotes are small enough to fit your key ring. Fixed controls are usually located on the wall inside or outside the garage. They can be keyless pads for easy acces without key or remote. Also check to see if your garage door opener remote can be hooked up to the house alarm system, so that the alarm is disarmed when you camoe home and press the garage door remote.
Light and Backup Battery
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