04 Feb 2020

Sectional door security

In this article, David O’Mara, Marketing Manager at Hörmann, explains what you should look out for in terms of security features for garage doors.

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When looking to reduce the risk of intruders and make our homes as secure as possible, we often focus our attention on entrance doors, windows and investing in expensive CCTV systems; however, it is vital not to overlook the importance of a secure garage door. There is a myriad of choices when it comes to garage doors. Still, one style seeing a rise in popularity due to its numerous benefits is the sectional garage door, which can be fitted in any garage opening. This type of door also offers more passage width and gives unparalleled U-values in comparison to traditional up-and-over doors.

One of the many benefits of this type of door is the enhanced security features. The automated sectional garage door from Hörmann, for example, features a patented anti-lift kit, making it practically impossible for intruders to force the door open. The anti-lift kit also works in the event of a power failure – giving you complete peace of mind.

Smart systems are also available for increased security, such as the Hörmann BlueSecur app, which lets you conveniently operate your garage, entrance door or internal doors from your smartphone, removing the need for a hand transmitter.

For added security, the digital control also notifies when the garage door is partially open and allows you to turn on the garage operator light via the app – which offers further security reassurance, especially during the dark winter evenings.

The system can also be set up on more than one smartphone, which makes it ideal for a busy household. However, for added peace of mind, each user can have their own individual settings, meaning if there are teenagers in the house also using the app, they won’t have full control of the system.

It is also important to consider the safety of your new garage door. The inclusion of double tension springs, double cabling on each side, finger trap protection and trap guards on the side frames ensures the door will operate safely at all times. Also, the operator provides additional safety features as it retracts the door back into the opening as soon as it encounters an obstruction, providing you and your family with safety during daily use.

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