Improve The Safety of Your Home
What would you say is the main entry point to your house if you have an attached garage? For most homeowners, it’s the… garage! All of you who park their car there, leave for work in the morning and come back in the evening; those who use it as a workshop or to access lawn and garden accessories, as well as the kids when they run off to school then return in the afternoon… together that makes more than 70% of people, quite a lot, right?
So, taking that into consideration, it becomes very important for your door opener to be safe and not liable to hit or injure anyone and be secure at the same time. Did you know that before 1993 door openers had only one automatic reversal system, the one we call “mechanical”. In this system, when the door is lowering, if it comes in contact with an object or person, that pressure will cause it to immediately reverse direction.
As not all people were overly diligent about verifying the proper functioning of their garage door along with the numerous accidents involving children, U.S. and Canadian authorities added a second safety system, this one using photo eyes. This system consists of 2 units placed on each side of the door, about 4 to 6 in. (10 to 15 cm) from the ground with one sending a beam of light to the other. If anything breaks this beam, the door automatically goes back up.
Are you confident that your door opener is equipped with these 2 automatic reversal systems and that they are working properly, thus ensuring your safety and that of your family? If not, give us a call and we will ensure that the safety of your family comes before anything.