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Electric Door Operators

The Garage Door Centre can ensure you get the correct electric operator for your garage door, either new or existing. Call us with as much detail from your existing garage door as possible to obtain the best price on a suitable electric operator.

Manufacturers

An electric operator for a garage door offers a wide range of immediate benenfits - convenience, security and safety, all of which are now available in many excellent state-of-the-art electric operators.

The Garage Door Centre can ensure you get the correct electric operator for your garage door, either new or existing. Call us with as much detail from your existing garage door as possible to obtain the best price on a suitable electric operator.

We supply and install electric operators for all types of garage doors and only use high-quality products, providing many years of issue-free maintainance. There are a lot of cheap, noisy, non-European, non-compliant electric operators available in the UK, but buyers should be very aware of what you may be purchasing. Some operators may even be illegal, due to their failure to meet any safety standards, which in turn endangers any owner with one. Avoid this risk by opting to choose your operator through us, tested and certified as standard. 

As garage door operators increased in popularity, many operators used the same frequency which caused security and safety concerns. In response to this, operators were developed to work on frequencies between 433-868 MHz, using ‘rolling code’ to generate new opening code each time. This development has vastly increased the security of electric operators, with manufacturers claiming it is impossible for intruders to open the garage.

The operator boom also holds the door firmly in place when closed, offering an additional security feature. Modern garage door operators really are designed with security at the forefront, unlike their older predecessors. 

Golden Rule No. 1

NEVER fit an electric garage door opener if it does not have a fully functional, CE compliant safety return mechanism to stop the motor immediately when an obstruction is hit. Even the infra-red safety beam system only protects a small proportion of a garage doors entire travel and should only be an additional safety device to a standard auto return system.

The latest CE standards require a very fast reaction time for the operator motor to reverse as soon as it has struck an obstacle for minimisation of potential injury when obstructed.

Soft start and stop operation now ensures a gentle closing and opening action taking stress out of the garage door mechanism whilst offering a smoother and quieter movement. All the leading European manufacturers also now use 24v DC motors for total reliability and quietness.

The Cardale Autoglide electric operator - specifically designed for Cardale canopy garage doors.

The Autoglide is no longer available and we still recommend, as we have for many years, the use of the canopy bow arm converter with a good quality boom type operator.

Canopy garage doors (springs across the top of the door) are notoriously awkward to automate properly and should be very well balanced before installing any kind of operator system.

Canopy door bow arm convertors used with boom operators will not automate all makes of canopy garage doors but are very good on the garage doors they will work with.

Speak to our sales experts for advice on the best operator for your door make and type.

Electric operators for Side Hinged Garage Doors

The Garage Door Centre can offer a whole range of different electric operators for steel, GRP and timber side hinged garage doors, and there are 2 main types used. One utilises the standard boom type operator used for all other types of doors along with a conversion kit and the other type uses electromechanical or hydraulic piston driven units very similar to the type used for electric swing gates.

Accessories

Accessories have also developed with technological advances and many other methods of activating the garage door opener are now available other than a hand held remote, which quite often is misplaced or dropped and broken.

External wireless keypads are very useful when you have a lot of people in your family using the garage door frequently, especially if for accessing fridges, freezers, bikes or other items which are retrieved on foot.

Other accessories include key switches, internal pushbutton stations, and card readers and now even security finger scan readers. (See right)

No Electricity in your garage? No problem!

Hormann have developed the very latest in electric garage door and gate operators that do not require a mains power supply, the Hormann Promatic AKKU operator range. Marantec, Somfy and Seip also manufacture an operator using the same principles.

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A range of battery back-up systems are also available, allowing electric operation to continue during power outages. These batteries will allow several full operations of the door, until the main power is restored. 

Gate Operators

For a full range of electric gate operators and gate systems call our sister company AGD Systems or visit their website: www.agdsystems.co.uk

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