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How Do Automatic Garage Doors Work

by Criss Gill

Garage doors have come very far in terms of technology. Nowadays, those large, heavy doors don’t need to be picked up anymore to get into the garage. With the advancement of technology and machinery home equipment has come a long way when it comes to their ease of access. Automatic Garage doors (ประตู โรงรถ อัตโนมัติ which is the term in Thai) are becoming more common with each passing day. If you’re curious as to how they work, we might be able to help.

How Do Automatic Garage Doors Work?

There are a few components that make a garage door automatic- the opener and keypad, springs and track system, and photo-eye sensor.

•                  Opener and Keypad:

The opener which comes in the form of remotes lets you open your garage door with a push of a button. They work via radio frequencies and when the frequency matches, the door opens.

A keypad is installed outside the house and the door can be opened by entering a code of a unique set of numbers chosen by yourself.

•                  Spring and Track system:

Garage doors are extremely heavy and they need the help of springs and a track system to open and close smoothly. These doors use two types of springs- extension and torsion. These springs are pressurized and ensure that the doors don’t open or close abruptly to prevent serious accidents.

The Track system on the other hand make sure the door has a path to follow while opening and closing. They help keep the door in place while it’s moving.

•                  Photo-Eye Sensor:

Garage doors are extremely dangerous because of their weight. The photo-eye sensor ensures safety by checking if there is anything in the path of the door while it’s closing. It does so by projecting a beam from one side of the door to the other and if it is interrupted, the door stops from closing. If the sensor becomes faulty or stops working, the door won’t close at all so there is nothing to worry about.

Automatic garage doors provide better security for your garage while being within the budget. They utilize smart technology and consume minimal energy and are extremely low maintenance. Do not take a chance of getting injured by lugging those heavy doors up and down every single day, twice a day. Installing an automatic garage door is extremely easy and more cost-efficient in the long run.