Garage Door Openers not just add convenience to our lives but also add to Home security and safety. They are used almost every day, making it important for us to perform preventive checks and servicing them. Here are the Top 5 Reasons for Servicing Your Garage Door Opener. [···]
With summers approaching, everyone seems to be on a cleaning spree. Strolling around, you will come across homeowners busy cleaning , painting, gardening and renovating their homes. During this time of the year, its bright and sunny making it the most suitable time to indulge in cleaning and servicing your Garage Door Openers apart from other DIY cleaning projects on your list. Here are the top 5 reasons why servicing your garage door opener is important:
Garage Door is one of the primary layers of home security hence it is crucial to understand what the loopholes are, as burglars take advantage of it. Here are some interesting facts about garage break-ins:
- Burglars observe home owners schedule before attempting theft and most likely the thief might be from your neighborhood.
- An emergency release lever has a cord hanging down to be pulled in case of emergency. Thieves use coat hangers to pull this cord from outside and quickly enter the house without being noticed.
- Incidents are reported when thieves break-in to cars, steal garage door remotes and house address information from the documents and then steal at their convenience. Do read our article to know more on this.
- The average break-in costs around $2500.
Motion sensors are an integral part of the home security systems. The basic function of a motion sensor is to detect any movement and inform about this through preconfigured instructions. Based on the need and convenience, one can choose how they would like to be informed. Some common examples are switching on the lights, notifications on phone (if it is controlled through an app), alarm beeps or simply through LED indicators. To have the optimum utilization of motion sensors it is important to choose the right sensors as there are so many different types available in the market which caters to different needs. Plus, it is equally important to place them at the right spot. [···]
California Law SB 969 Mandates Battery Backup for Electric Garage Door Openers
California’s new Bill, Senate Bill 969 is a great step towards reinforcing life safety. 2018 was a destructive wildfire season for California which unfortunately caused fatalities. As a part of amelioration steps, the new law SB 969, effective from July 1st 2019 mandates all the new residential Electric Garage Door Openers installed in California to be equipped with a battery backup. This is a strong law to prevent people from being trapped in their garages during power failures. [···]
Do you know that the most common place where the garage door remotes are kept is quite a risky spot? Think about it again…
The most easy-to-guess place where people keep their garage door remotes is in their cars, clipped on the sun visor or right in front, at the most easily accessible place. You too might be doing it the same way; hence you need to rethink if it is the best place for a remote which gives an access to your house. [···]
Skylinknet Easy Setup and the system was responsive.
No Terminators were harmed in the making of this review. When I first examined the attractive 5 3/8 inches wide by 5 3/8 inches long by 4 15/16 inches thick SkyLinkNet Home Automation Kit, I could not separate the name from the fictitious Skynet, from The Terminator movies. Knowing the power of advertising, I suspect that the company used name recognition as an added benefit to their packaging. The top panel of the cube-like packaging showed a series of nine blue icons with white images within them surrounded by a central hub. A hand holding a smartphone on your left provided a sense of power and system control. Using buzzwords like Home Automation, Alarm System, Video Monitoring and Home control, my brain navigated back to the movie tie-in. [···]
To come home and find your home has been broken into is something no-one wants to experience.
Some people hope for the best and don’t do anything to protect their home. Others take precautions to keep their homes safe by installing Skylink Alarm System. There are important steps you can take to keep yourself from becoming the victim of a home burglary. [···]