Your home is your sanctuary, and you would do anything to protect your family and the house you love. When it comes to securing your home, don’t neglect its largest entry point, your garage. With the right accessories, your door can become an added layer of protection. Here are a few situations that can be avoided with these innovations in garage door safety.
Coming home only to realize you forgot to close your garage door
Homeowners everywhere fear leaving their garage door open while they are away. There is a device that can help prevent this situation, the automatic timer. This innovation in garage door safety allows you to program your door to close shortly after it is opened. With this system, the next time you worry, “Did I close the garage door?” you will not need to fret.
Closing your door only to hear a crunch
Every homeowner should understand the potential danger of a garage door. As perhaps the heaviest item in your home, it is important to make sure nothing is in its path when your door closes. An innovation that every garage door should have is the safety reverse mechanism. This system automatically opens your door if an object passes through a sensor in the path of garage door. It also calibrates your garage system so that if your door comes to rest before it reaches the ground, it will reverse.
Catching a burglar trying to open your door in the dark
One of the most effective ways to prevent burglars is by installing motion detecting lights. If someone approaches your home in the dark, the lights illuminate the exterior of your home. Even if you do not have a security camera system for your home, thieves fear revealing their identities. You can also program timers to turn your lights on and off if you are away from home for an extended period of time.
Wishing you could open your door with your phone
Possibly the most tech-savvy innovation in garage door safety to date is the garage door smart application. With the proper garage system, you can download an application onto your smart phone that will allow you to monitor your home while away. When synced with a motion detector, you can be alerted if someone is trying to get into your home while you are gone. These apps can keep track of when your garage door is being used; you can have evidence of any teens trying to get away with sneaking out or coming home past curfew. Lastly, these apps will allow you to let house sitters or cleaning services come into your home while you are on vacation, without having to share a key or your garage code.
Your home has the potential to be safer than ever before. Call Overhead Door of Western Kentucky™ today.