For both residential and commercial garage door systems, there are several safety, security and accessibility features. These features are designed to prevent harm to your loved ones, pets, and valuables such as your vehicle. It is important to keep your garage door and garage door opener maintained for your safety and security.
Several of the key components to access your garage door include remotes, keypads, access control systems, MyQ Smartphone capabilities and vault releases.
Garage Door Security Devices
Some devices increase garage door security for your property. One such commercial feature is the ability to program a timer to have the door or gate self close automatically. There are also garage door access control systems that only provide authorized individuals with entry. These include electronic keypads and other systems for commercial garage doors. Contact Garage Door Medics to learn how your property can experience an added layer of security.
Garage Door Accessibility Devices
There are several ways to access your commercial or residential garage doors. These include remote controls, keyless entries, apps for your smartphone or tablet, wired keypads, access control devices, and more. With families and businesses traveling and working remotely, accessibility and ensuring the garage door is closed is now possible with current technology including the MyQ and other such smartphone apps.
Another simple and effective way to access a garage without another entry point is a vault release. Although much less technical, it is very effective.
Garage Door Safety Devices
Some of the safety features that are available include safety eyes, a garage door opener reverse system that will reverse upon contact, and a vacation lock switch to prevent your garage door from being opened while on vacation. It is important to test their features periodically to ensure reliability.
Non-Contact Safety Devices
Safety eyes or photo eyes project an invisible beam of light across the garage door opening with a minimum of six inches above the floor. If a person or object breaks the beam while the door is closing, the door will automatically begin to reverse before it makes contact with the person or object. All garage door openers manufactured after January 1, 1993 were required by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) to include these safety features.
Contact Safety Devices
Commercial contact safety devices like safety edges or contact edges are attached to a moving gate or door. When the edge encounters an obstruction, body, or vehicle, the door or gate will reverse. These are extremely valuable for protecting people, pets and vehicles. To learn more about gate system safety and the UL 325 requirement. Please review the DASMA Safety Brochure.
It is important to note that safety, security, and accessibility devices all have their strengths and weaknesses. Garage door devices that increase safety and security may reduce accessibility depending on how many people have access. You need to consider your unique needs and the technology currently available to make the best decision possible.
Thankfully, our experienced garage door professionals can help you choose the devices that are right for you. We will help you navigate the right balance of safety, security, and accessibility for your property. Contact our Medics and we will offer the best solutions currently available as well as answer all of your questions.