Are Electric Gate Openers Safe?11/10/2013 Back To Blog
The truth is that the huge size of gates in combination with their automatic operation may intimidate some people. Another fact is that there have been many accidents and even deaths due to electric openers but they were all caused due to human errors and negligence. Today, electric residential gate openers are perfectly safe as long as people are maintaining them according to the official regulations. According to the regulations by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, owners are obliged to add sensing devices to the system and the experts at Gates Glendale insist that regular services would make the difference to its operation.
Electric gates are safe
You can trust that their operation is safe but you must not take unnecessary risks either. Don't forget that your wrought iron gates base their movement on various mechanical and electrical parts and as all machines, they may wear down. Though, if you follow some basic regulations and rules, you don't have to be afraid of accidents and injuries but expect only conveniences and security.
• Have you installed the necessary sensors? Remember that the sensing devices must be installed on both sides of the fence, checked and cleaned regularly while you should try the effectiveness of the reverse mechanism when the gate is opening and closing frequently.
• Do annual maintenance service and be extremely thorough with both the parts and the material. Remember that your steel and wood gate will wear sooner and you should take care of it with good cleaning and painting before you would need rotten gate repair. If you let it rot, its capacities would diminish.
• When you do gate repair, remember to unplug the system, wear gloves and be very careful with all parts.
• The remote is what gives you freedom of movement, quick access and safety. You must not forget that remotes need to be checked, too. If they work with batteries, keep some extra ones in the car. If you have a multicode remote, which operates both the gate and the garage door, negligence to take care of it would cancel the operation of both entrances.