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Types of Garage Door Sensors

Published on July 24th, 2018

We rely on our garage doors to function properly at all times, including when we are in our cars and we press a button on our remote. While this is a seemingly simple process, a lot more goes into it than you might think. There are four different sensors that each serve their own purpose in making sure your garage door is functioning smoothly. If you notice that your garage isn’t working correctly, call us for a proper garage door installation in Evanston.

Safety Sensors

Thanks to pressure sensors in your garage, when the garage door is closing, and it senses that something has gotten in the way of the door, it will stop and automatically roll itself back up. These safety sensors are important in making sure that an object or a person does not get crushed while the door is automatically closing.

Pressure Sensors

When the bottom of your garage door comes into contact with something, it will automatically go back up. Even small amounts of pressure are noticed, ensuring it cannot cause any damage.

Carbon Dioxide Sensors

If too much carbon dioxide builds up inside of your garage, it can be deadly to anyone who inhales it. During our garage door installation in Evanston, we make sure that carbon dioxide sensors are installed so that they can open the garage door whenever necessary.

Monitoring Sensors

If you have multiple garage doors, monitoring sensors may be necessary to remotely close a door. You may also be able to schedule them to automatically close if your garage door is open for a long period of time. This is great for keeping out unwanted guests.

Don’t underestimate the importance of a functioning garage door! Contact us if you’re in need of a garage door installation in Evanston.

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