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Happy Garage Door Safety Month!

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Fri, Jun 24, 2016 @ 08:00 AM

June is Garage Door Safety Month, and seeing as how we’re the inventor of the upward-lifting garage door, we wanted to share some tips on maintaining the security and safety of your garage door. Did you know that more than 70% of homeowners enter and exit through the garage? The garage is the most-often used entry point of the home, opening and closing an average of four times a day. With that amount of foot traffic it’s important to keep track of your garage door activity and ensure you are maintaining a safe, functioning garage door.

Maintaining The Security Of Your Garage Door:

Managing the activity of your garage door is easy with OHD Anywhere™, with this application, you can control and monitor your garage door from anywhere with your Apple® iPhone or Android phone or device. You can check if your garage door is open, closed or if there is any change to the door position. You can instantly know that someone is operating your garage door and open the door for anyone such as delivery, repair person or friends without having to provide the access password to your garage.

OHD Anywhere™ uses a sensor attached to the garage door which is an important security advantage versus other systems that monitor the opener instead of the garage door position. You are alerted as to whether the door changes to the fully open or closed position even if the door is operated manually by disengaging the door from the opener. OHD Anywhere™ delivers convenience, control, peace-of-mind and safety all in the palm of your hand. Another great tip while on vacation, unplug the garage door opener unit, or use the vacation lock security switch on the wall console, which renders remotes unusable and is an optional accessory to most openers.

Garage Door Safety Tips:

1. Keeping your garage door in working order is also important to safety. Test the reversing mechanism by placing a 2-inch by 4-inch board in the door’s path. If the door does not reverse after contacting the object, call us for repair. If the opener has not been replaced since 1993, replace the garage door opener with a new one that has safety beams and auto-reverse as a standard feature.

safety_first_by_gatonegro2551-d1kuljy.jpg2. All garage door owners should make sure that their little ones are kept safe when playing in or around the door. Make sure the garage door opener control button is out of the reach of children and their small fingers and do not let them play with garage door remote controls.

3. Visually inspect the garage door for wear and tear. Pay particular attention to springs, cables, rollers and pulleys. Do not attempt to remove, adjust or repair these parts or anything attached to them. These parts are under hgh tension and should only be fixed by a trained garage door professional.

If you find there is an issue with your garage door or opener, make sure you contact us for service. We are garage door repair professionals and fully trained on how to properly (and safely) fix your garage doors.

Do you have any favorite tips to keep a safe and organized garage? Share below!

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Prevent Garage Break-Ins With These 6 Tips!

Posted by Overhead Door Permian Basin on Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 11:09 AM

Did you know an experienced burglar can break into your garage in as little as 6 seconds with nothing more than a coat hanger? Additionally, the garage is among the most frequently broken into areas of a home. Find out how you can prevent garage break-ins with our tips!

6 Tips To Prevent Garage Break-Ins: 

1. The first (and maybe most obvious) tip to prevent garage break-ins is to not leave your garage door open! This is basically inviting burglars in. No matter how safe you think your neighborhood is, do NOT leave your garage door open. "Safe" neighborhoods are typically the first place criminals look for their next burglary.

2. Consider frosting or covering your garage door windows to keep thieves from looking in. Sometimes, they will first look through the windows of a garage door to see if your car is there, thus indicating them if someone is home.

3. If you're going out of town, padlock the throw latch on your garage door to keep burglars from easily opening it.1452217063_f2135b29bf_m

4. Do NOT leave the garage door remote in your vehicle (most people are guilty of this)! If a thief breaks into your car, he now has a way into your home.

5. Instead of using a garage door remote that clips to your visor, consider purchasing a keychain remote that you can leave on your keys. That way, you aren't tempted to leave your remote in your car.

6. Put a deadbolt on the door between your house and garage. Most people leave this door unlocked for easy entrance into your home. Unfortunately, this also allows for easy entrance for a burglar breaking in.

Ensure the safety of your home and prevent garage break-ins with those easy tips! Just a few of them can make all the difference. For all your garage door needs, remember Overhead Door, where your safety and satisfaction are our priorities!

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