Are Electric Openers Dangerous?11/27/2014 Back To Blog
Do electric operators intimidate you? Are you skeptical in investing in them? Don't be! Electric openers do not cause accidents. They'll hardly cause any problems which cannot be solved easily. Surely, electric systems cannot always be predictable. Their good operation depends on a number of things but they're all within reason. Your overhead door will never start moving on its own and close down on you. Even if we assume it could do that, there are features to prevent entrapment. You might wonder why there are still so many accidents happen, and they all relate to electric door openers! Electric garage door openers have safety features for exactly this reason. If for any reason at all the door begins to fall, the eyes will see you and reverse the movement. Well, let's say that it's not exactly their fault unless you have chosen the only opener with manufacturing mistakes.
Don't blame the openers for accidents
Garage doors do not collapse out of the blue and certainly not due to electric openers. There's certainly a possibility of a door falling but it would be due to other reasons. When you open the door manually and don't support it with c-clamps but still work under the open panel, there's a chance that the door might fall. This will happen due to malfunctioning garage door springs, which ought to hold the door open in one place and not due to the opener.
Electric garage door openers have safety features for exactly this reason. If for any reason at all the door begins to fall, the eyes will see you and reverse the movement. The same will happen if someone is standing under the door and you have pressed the button control to close the door. Modern openers have reverse systems that will stop and change the route of the door with or without having contact with the obstruction. They also have an emergency release cord and, thus, give you the possibility to quickly turn the electric operation into a manual one in order to save someone.
Electric openers don't cause accidents but prevent them. Of course, this presupposes that the sensors are properly maintained and adjusted. Whether we like it or not in most instances, we're responsible for accidents. After all, openers are just electric systems operated by us. When we let kids play with them, stand under the door and hardly maintain the opener and the mechanical garage door parts, we're to blame. We're responsible for our garage door and for choosing the right opener systems.
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