What is the age of your automatic garage door opener? Do you ever wish it had a few more capabilities? You can decide that you are ready for an upgrade once you discover the range of security, protection, and other features now available. Garage Door Service
Additional protection and backup capacity
A newer model with standby power and a backup battery can ensure that you can open your door even if the power goes out. These openers use less energy, allowing for the addition of standby capacity. If you have a backup battery, you can open and close the door multiple times during a power outage.
In addition, new models feature rolling code technology, which helps protect you from burglars by adjusting the code or signal on your remote every time the door is opened. This prevents anyone from using a satellite system to access the older, single-switch remote control code. Many units even have a vacation lock feature that prevents your device from interacting with you when you’re away.
Keyless entry and security features
Manufacturers were required to incorporate anti-entrapment safety features in openers by the Consumer Products Safety Commission in 1993. On both sides of the garage door, two sensors are mounted just inside the door. Infrared light is emitted by the sensors as they are facing each other. If an object collides with the light beam as the garage door closes, the device can immediately stop and reverse the door. It’s important to keep your sensors clean and aligned if you want them to function properly. If something seems to be wrong, seek advice and assistance from a garage door repair service.
Consider adding keypad access to your current opening system as an extra feature to give you and your family keyless entry. Instead of hiding a spare key for a contractor or house-sitter, simply provide them with the garage code. You can easily change the code once the work is done if you so wish. If your current setup won’t allow you to add keyless access, this might be the perfect excuse to update your device.