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Emergency Garage Door Release

Well you have these great plans to automate a garage door, but you’re worried about the electricity cutting out.  No need to worry, there are two effective solutions to your problem.

1.  The first option is to purchase an opener that provides an “emergency release latch”.  The latch allows you to manually open the garage door by hand.  Thankfully, all of the automatic openers that are sold in the UK are required to provide an emergency release mechanism.  In turn, it should be cheap and included in the price of the opener. Lifting up a garage door is a trivial action for the majority of us; nonetheless, utilizing the emergency release latch can turn out to be a daunting task for the elderly or the young.

There is an alternative… 2. A battery-operated power backup is a proven and effective solution; although, it does come at a price.  Essentially, the battery backup is powered by the mains when not in use and kicks in automatically when required.  Due to the fact that it is battery operated, it has a limited number of uses before recharging is required – an important note for those prolonged power outages.