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Automated Garage Doors: A Complete Guide

Thinking of investing in automated garage doors?

Now, more than ever, we are noticing a rise in the number of people who are concerned about the safety and security of both themselves and their personal or business property.

In this blog, we will explore how automated garage doors can add value to your home (or place of work) and provide you with much-needed protection from would-be thieves.

What Are Automated Garage Doors?

Automated garage doors, sometimes referred to as electric garage doors, allow your garage to be unlocked from the safety of your car without the need to manually open it with a set of keys. This is achieved through the use of an electric motor, control system and a special mechanism that works in tandem with the electric motor.

What Are Their Benefits?

As previously mentioned, one of the benefits of automated garage doors is how they enable you to open your garage without leaving your vehicle. Not only is this more convenient than having to unlock it manually, it can also help you to avoid getting wet in unpleasant weather conditions.

A further advantage here is an added element of security, with mechanical latch locking, code encryption and in-built alarm systems essential parts of most leading automated garage door products.

Methods of entry can be customised too, as many systems offer a selection of door controls tailored to your preferences. These include keypads, smartphones, remote controls and fingerprint recognition panels.

Can My Existing Garage Doors Be Upgraded?

In many instances, a manually operated garage door can be easily upgraded for added convenience and security. All of the garage door models carried by Doorfit can be fitted with electric motors and we offer a professional fitting service through our network of trusted installers.


What Type Of Automated Garage Doors Are Available At Doorfit?

Our Garage Doors division has been active for over 40 years, providing exceptional service and credible advice to customers throughout Birmingham and the surrounding areas. Our dedication to excellence means that we only stock the highest quality automated garage doors, and we are honoured to carry market-leading products from both Garador and Hörmann.

Hörmann is a well-established manufacturer of garage doors and is a pioneer in the field of automated garage door systems. Included as standard with its Promatic and Supramatic door controls is BiSecur technology, which uses secure encryption and radio connectivity to offer unparalleled safety and the ability to function at extended distances. Both of these models come with a five-year guarantee.

Garador, who are owned by Hörmann, supply automated garage door products of the same inimitable quality as their parent company. We currently stock Garador’s GaraMatic 10 and GaraMatic 7, two extremely reliable products that are used by many of our customers.

The GaraMatic 10, in particular, has been designed to comply with the very latest European safety standards, requires very little maintenance and boasts a super-smooth door closing action.

Which Automated Garage Doors Are Best Suited To You?

Now that we’ve brought you up to speed on automated garage doors, it’s time to find out which system is the best fit for your property. Whether you’re looking to secure your family home or business premises, our experts can advise on the most suitable course of action for your requirements.

As a member of the Door and Hardware Federation, we are committed to providing good value and reputable products to all of our customers. Our fully trained team will work closely with you to discover your optimal automated garage door solution and use their many years of experience to ensure that you’re completely satisfied with the newest addition to your property.



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