Why You Should Automate Your Doors

10th June, 2020
Automation is increasingly becoming a part of our daily lives. While some automated solutions like automatic coffee makers and thermostats could be considered luxuries that aren’t crucial, automated garage doors are different. Automatic garage doors are a sensible option that every homeowner should consider. Below, we look at some of the benefits.


​It makes sense to automate your garage door. You don’t have to get out of your car to open or close it which is convenient but also safer as you don’t need to leave children or pets in the car alone or leave your car unprotected. It also means you don’t have to go out in bad weather. The last thing you want to do when it’s pouring rain in the middle of winter is get out and fumble with a key and lock on your garage door to open it.


Garage doors are often another way into your home. This makes garage security as essential as front door security. An automatic garage door opener is a great way of ensuring you family, home and possessions are kept safe when you’re home and when you’re not around. Automatic garage doors can only be can only be accessed from the outside with a code or garage door remote. The automatic opener is geared so that the door cannot be pushed or pulled open from the outside.

Automatic garage doors can also be controlled via a smartphone app, providing you with additional security benefits. You can monitor your garage door 24/7 and receive notifications whenever anyone uses the door. There’s also a built-in activity log that displays usage history so you can see who has operated your garage door and when.


​Old manual garage doors often require you to lift up a heavy door from the ground. To prevent any potential injuries doing this, you can opt for automatic garage doors which will do the heavy lifting for you. Automatic garage doors are ideal for homes with children, elderly people and those with health conditions that prevent them from manually operating a garage door.

With an automatic garage door, you’ll never have to worry about people getting injured from the doors closing on them as there are in-built sensors. If the garage door comes into contact with an obstruction on its way down, it automatically reverses or stops if it is obstructed on its way back up. An infra-red beam can sense if a child, pet or vehicle, moves under the door while closing and stop and reverse before it makes contact.

Quality Automatic Roller Garage Doors in Christchurch

​For quality roller garage doors and electric garage doors using the latest automation technologies, choose Dominator Christchurch. Our team can advise you on our range of secure, stylish and durable garage doors to help you find the perfect solution for your home. Get in touch with our team today by calling 03 669 4256 or contact us online to organise a free measure and quote.

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