You may not consider it important but your garage door is an essential aspect of your house’s security. I know nobody probably thinks about it as one waits for it to go up and down every time upon pushing the button of the remote. What would you do without a functional garage door opener and remote?
Even though you take your garage door for granted, there are few important points you need to understand about the safety and danger garage door can impose. For several garage door safety tips, read this article for more helpful information.
The invention of electric garage door openers was exciting and appreciated by everyone, it is extremely beneficial for areas that ahs nasty weather. It will be an issue for you to get in and out of your car. You had to face the rain, wind, or snow especially if you had kids or were carrying groceries begs. Nowadays, an automatic garage door opener is considered a necessary tool but back when it was first invented, it was a luxury for rich people. Unfortunately, tragedies come with luxury.
According to reports from 1975 to 1992, there were 190 kids killed due to accidents caused by the malfunctioning garage doors. In 1993, the Consumer Product Safety Commission passed a law that automatic garage doors are installed with safety sensors and reverse mechanism devices to prevent someone or something from being crushed under the closing garage door.
Garage door safety techniques:
- Add garage door opener with rolling code technology that automatically changes its password or security code every time when garage door activated. It stops other from stealing your pass code.
- Do leave your handy device of opener in a car even it is locked completely. Make sure to place the wall mounted keypad out of the access of small kids. Don’t allow the children to play with the remote of garage door.
- Teach the children and senior citizens about the dangers of garage door. If you are leaving the house for a long period of time, unplug the garage door opener. Don’t tamper with the tracking system of opener.
Remember, automatic garage doors can be dangerous. Next time, when you operate the garage door, hopefully, you will think about the garage door safety techniques that I have described. Although the safety features of the garage door have been increased but there are still potential dangers associated with them.