Garage Door Safety – Know How to Test the Reversal Features

Garage door safety has come a long way over the years, and one key feature of all modern garage doors is the automatic reversing feature.

First, make sure your opener has a reversing feature. It’s easy to know… from the inside of the garage with the door closed you should notice two sensor “eyes” located about 6 inches above the ground on each side of the door jamb. (note: these usually have a visible red or ...

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Garage Door Safety is Everyone’s Business

A few simple precautions can protect your family & friends from potential harm. Refer to your garage door & opener’s manual for details specific to the model you own. Then check the operation of your garage door & automatic opener.

  1. Garage Doors & Openers are NOT Toys. Do not let children play with remote controls, always place them out of the reach.
  2. Teach Your Children About Garage Door and Opener Safety. Discuss garage door safety with your children and explain the danger ...
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Warm Weather and Open Garage Doors leads to Easy to Prevent Crime

Warm Weather and Open Garage Doors leads to Easy to Prevent Crime. As the weather begins to warm into summer, windows are opened, people are outside doing yard work, and for many, their guard is down.

It’s this time of year that local police departments want residents to take precautions to keep their belongings, and themselves, safe.

Police say they typically see an increase in car break-ins, as pedestrian activity increases and cars windows are left open or doors unlocked. Crimes of ...

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Three Year Old Killed – Pinned by Garage Door

Please Please Please!!! This should never happen and yet it does time and again.

Another senseless tragedy. A life cut short because people don’t respect the dangers of an old out of date garage door system. Three things happened here that cost a life…

  1. Garage door “buttons” are to be set at a minimum of 5 feet off the ground – precisely because little kids can reach them if lower
  2. Since 1993 – garage door openers are required to have “sensor eyes” ...
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Prepare Your Home and Family for Power Outages

A recent study conducted by Zoomerang found that 93 percent of homeowners reported having experienced a power outage this year alone, with some outages lasting hours or even days. Every family should prepare an emergency kit for storms and power outages and keep it in a central location. The kit should include:

  • Flashlights, extra batteries, matches and candles
  • A battery-operated weather radio
  • A fully charged cell phone battery
  • First aid supplies
  • Bottled water and nonperishable packaged or canned foods and snacks
  • Blankets, towels and pillows

Don’t Forget ...

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10 Garage Door Safety and Security Tips

Garages are great for a whole range of reasons—storage, home projects, play—but, for all of those reasons, they can also pose safety and security challenges. Through the International Door Association (IDA) and the Door and Access Systems Manufacturers Association (DASMA), the Overhead Door Corporation has prepared this list of tips for keeping everyone and everything safe and secure.

  1. Make sure the garage door opener control button is out of the reach of small children. It should be located 4-5ft above the ...
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We All Do It

We avoid the dentist – postpone the oil change – ignore the warning light. It’s just something we all do and often, we get away with it. Nothing seriously bad happens… until it does.

Unfortunately, this is the nature of the garage door. We never think about it until something goes wrong.
It won’t open, or close, when we need it the most. But nothing too much worse can happen right????

Well, sometimes very serious things happen. Doors fall on cars or ...

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Garage Door Safety is your Business too!

30,000 people annually are injured by faulty garage door systems!!

Garage doors can weigh over 400 pounds, and can be potentially lethal. Your garage door is essentially a movable wall and when combined with an automatic garage door opener, it is the largest and perhaps the most dangerous moving object in your home. Reports from the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission indicate that over 30,000 people are injured by faulty garage door systems every year. It’s also important to note ...

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How to Open Your Garage Door When the Power Goes Out

When wind storms cause big power outages, we get a number of call about doors not opening. While you may not want to go outside, you certainly don’t want to be locked in. Here’s how to open your garage door manually.

First, disconnect the garage door from the automatic opener. Just pull the emergency cord to disconnect. The cord usually has a red handle and will hang down from the center rail of the garage door system. Note it ...

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Features of the Garage Door Opener App

OK, there’s so much you can do with your smartphone… why not control the garage door too?

Open and Close Your Garage Door

I bet you saw this one coming… sort of obvious I know, but having an app on your phone would let you get in and out of the garage whenever you please. For all you powers walking/bike riding enthusiasts, you no longer have to worry about bringing your keys along! What if I said you even have the ability ...

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