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All You Need to Know about Garage Door Opener Sensors

11/05/2013 Back To Blog

The sensors are part of all automatic garage door openers these days and they are very small components, which do one of the most important jobs in the system since they make sure of our safety. Although, garage door sensors are mandatory in Massachusetts, there are still some people who neglect their maintenance or repair and, as a result, the accidents associated to garage doors have not been decreased as much as they should.

How many types of sensors exist?

  •     Most electric garage doors today have a pair of sensors that are placed down below on the two sides of the door, where they can communicate with each other. If this communication is interrupted, the opener will automatically reverse the movement of the door.
  •     Some sensors function under pressure literally since they are installed at the bottom edge of the garage door and are activated when they come in contact with even the tiniest thing.
  •     The best sensors are those that can be programmed to close automatically the door if it stays open for a long time and there is no motion underneath it. In some cases, there is also an audio warning before the door closes down.
  •     If you detect that the sensors don’t work properly, you might want to ensure they communicate properly or inspect the condition of the wires. Their repair is relatively easy, but that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t do regular garage door opener sensors maintenance and if you suspect a serious problem, you should contact an emergency garage door company in Reading immediately.
  •     Some sensors can also measure high levels of CO2 within the garage opening automatically the door.
  •     Don’t think twice when it comes to sensors because their poor functioning may lead to accidents. If they are old or damaged proceed with garage door sensors replacement.

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