Safety Features For Your Garage Door

Safety Features For Your Garage Door

When you invest in a new garage door or replacement parts or features for your current garage door, you want to look into safety features to keep you and your family safe. Though you may not think they are necessary for all garage doors, it is better to invest in safety features than risk the wellbeing of your loved ones. Many garage doors now come with built-in safety features, but you can add additional features with the help of a certified garage door technician. Here, our professional team at Bluff Country Garage Doors will discuss different safety features and how they can benefit you.

Backup/Spare Battery | When it comes to the functionality of your garage door, it is critical that you have a backup plan in the case of a power outage or something that happens to the wiring that causes the door to malfunction. With how garage doors are now designed, you can still use the automated aspect of your garage door as long as you have a backup battery in place. With the backup or spare battery, power will continuously flow through your garage door opener, which allows you to get in and out of the garage if you need to. If your spare battery has sustained damage or given out due to old age, we can replace it with a new battery for you.

Manual Controls | Like backup and spare batteries, having manual controls is a crucial safety feature that will prove itself useful in the case of an emergency. It is important to have a backup feature if the power at your home or business goes out, the building is damaged by a storm that ruins the automatic features of your garage door. These manual backup features can override the automated system to allow you to get in and out of the garage door if you need to. To learn more about this safety feature, contact our technicians today.

Auto-Reverse Mechanism | Another important safety feature that garage doors are equipped with basic auto-reverse mechanisms. With these tools, there is a basic motion sensor attached to the track of your door that will reverse the door’s motion to prevent damage to any object or person in its way. The auto-reverse mechanism is designed to detect larger objects, not necessarily smaller objects.

Enhanced Motion Detectors | These motion detectors are also called child motion detectors for their ability to detect movements of smaller objects closer to the ground. If you want these motion detectors, we will install them on each side of your track to detect any movements close to the ground, such as children or pets. To learn more about these enhanced motion detectors for the safety of your loved ones and possessions, contact us today.

Contact Bluff Country Garage Doors Today

If you are in the Tri-State area of Southeastern Minnesota, Northeastern Iowa, or Western Wisconsin and looking for garage door repair and installation, contact Bluff Country Garage Door today. Our licensed technicians can repair or install virtually any part or full door. To learn more or request a free estimate, give us a call at 612-226-4721 or message us on our contact page today.

This post first appeared on

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This website nor its owners are an actual service provider, this website is a referral service. When you place a phone call from this website, it will route you to a licensed, professional service provider that serves your area. For more information refer to our terms of service.


(877) 959-3534