3/16/11

Garage Door Openers and Remotes

         Garage door openers are miraculous devices which save you the trouble of having to handle the gate yourself. To Open and shut the garage gate every time you have to go somewhere can be a real pain. It also takes up a lot of time especially if you are in a hurry to go somewhere. All over the country people thank the genius who invented garage door openers which not only saved time for the users but also spared them a lot of irritation, making life a lot more convenient for them.


         Garage door openers are automatic, battery or power operated devices which lift and shut the garage gate. Usually a garage door remote is used to operate these openers. Other operators can include sensory remotes installed in the vehicles and other such devices. Not all such openers are the same. Some use more energy than others, some make a lot of noise and some are slow as snails. Garage gate openers work on different mechanisms. They can be working on a chain drive system in which a metallic chain does the door lifting and shutting, but it produces a lot of noise. Then there are openers driven by rubber belts which are effective and noiseless. Another type of opener is a screw and steel rod mechanism one which is again very noisy. You can pick the one that suits your requirements the best. These can be supplied power directly by connecting to an outlet or can also be battery operated. Some have a backup battery in which case your door would not be left hanging in mid air in case it runs out of battery or there is some power shortage.



        At first garage gate openers were operated manually but then with garage gate remotes that changed entirely. Now tiny smart garage door remotes can be found in almost every car. These remotes operate on a radio frequency which transmits a signal to the opener installed inside the garage when a button on the remote is pressed. This triggers the opener which self-activates and the door slides open. A security concern was expressed initially by users about the radio frequency operation which meant that any radio frequency matching your garage gate opener could open it. This caused a lot of concerns related to security issues. However, the problem was countered by giving every garage door opener a code. Only the garage door remote emitting that code would be able to activate the opener. Users can select the code of their choice as well. Garage door remotes can be in the shape of a typical remote with buttons on it, or a sensory chip installed in your car or a touchpad to make access easier.

      Thus garage door openers and remotes have made life a little more efficient, and revoltuionized largely the way we live, by not only making the daily irksome task of opening and closing garage gates automated, but also by sparing the cost of hiring watchmans for security purposes.

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