Over the past few decades, garage door safety features have drastically improved. The advent of technology has enabled homeowners to experience maximum safety, while enjoying their garage space.
Garage Door Safety Features
So, which features are present to ensure optimal function and safety?
Smart locks are becoming more and more popular. They offer keyless entry and prevent any intruders from gaining access to your garage using keys. They work by a secure pin code and touchpad.
Motion Detection Sensors
Pretty much all garage doors now have motion sensors that detect movement near the door. When a person or car passes near the door, the lights will be switched on. This not only prevents you from taking a fall in the dark, but it also deters potential intruders.
Although it’s convenient to have automatic garage doors that open and close without intervention, having the option for manual control is helpful in the event of a power outage or in case your door gets stuck.
Every garage door now has built-in auto-reverse by law. When the door is met with resistance, it either stops descending or reverses and starts lifting back up again. This is important to prevent you, a member of your family, or one of your pets from getting trapped under the door as it closes. If the sensors detect an obstruction in the garage door’s path, the auto-reverse mechanism gets activated immediately.