Garage Door Automation
Garage door automation goes hand in hand with gate automation and is needed to complete any home access and security system in Johannesburg.
Garage door access security is also convenient. We use quality machines with, battery backups and gate remotes.
Garage door gate control access, security access doors and gates will secure your home and give you peace of mind. You can operate both your gate and garage door from the same remote. Having more than one remote on your key ring is very bulky and inconvenient.
You can use any remote with any garage door motor. Most new systems use code hopping remotes as they are more secure, but the old type can still be used as well.
You may also want to put infra-red safety beams on your garage doors if you want the added safety of the door not closing on your car.
Most wall modules these days are wireless and can be used from any place in the garage. The wall module is used to open the garage door from inside the garage. It can also be used to lock the system so that it will not work. This is used if you have a child who is playing with the system and you want to stop them. They can be carried in the car or can be placed in the house as no wires are needed.
Garage doors must be in good working order for the garage door motor to work properly. If the door is not properly balanced and serviced, the motor may give problems. Before you fit a motor make sure that the door itself is working well.
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Why garage door will not close
Maintenance of your garage door and garage door motors is extremely important to avoid your garage door from not closing, hence compromising the security of your home in Johannesburg.
Well maintained garage doors equal optimally working garage door automation. Unfortunately the motor is not there to compensate for a poorly mounted, unbalanced or damaged garage door. This will just cause damage to your garage door automation as the motor has to deal with unaccounted forces. If you cannot open and close your garage door manually without it sticking or jamming – do not use it on automation mode.
A tip to check the balance of your sectional roll up door is to release it from its automation and then close it, resting on top of a bathroom scale that is placed in the centre of your door. It is well balanced if it does not exceed 15 kg on the scale.
All moving parts such as hinges, pivots and rollers of your garage door should be oiled to prevent rust build up. The main pivot pin carries the most load. Therefore bearings must be lubricated regularly to maintain smooth gliding.
On a tip up door, springs should only be replaced by a professional. Potentially it is a dangerous operation as the springs are under great tension, which can result in harm to person and property when released.
For aluminium garage roll doors, use a teflon or graphite spray in the guide channels for smooth movement of the door. Do not use a silicone spray or grease as this builds up grime, causing friction.
Wooden doors need to be regularly sealed and varnished with a hardy product for UV protection. Wooden doors left exposed to the elements become warped and unbalanced.
Not only do you need to keep your garage doors well maintained, you also need to keep your automation well maintained. If your garage door motor has been correctly installed by a reputable installer such as Gate Repair Services, minimal maintenance is needed on your motor.
What you will need to do every 3 months is lubricate the worm shaft. Please ask your installer which lubrication brand is recommended, as using something not recommended could end up causing serious and possibly permanent damage to your motor.
If you have this all in order, you will not be inconvenienced by a garage door that will not close.
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