What Are Garage Door Eyes?

Garage Door Eyes

Eyes. As humans, we typically enjoy two of them. If we are lucky they provide us with 20-20 vision. If we ever spend more than a brief moment in a dark room we understand how important sight happens to be.

At Accent Garage Doors, we understand the importance of sight. Human eyes help our trained technicians perform the highest quality work. And garage door eyes help prevent deadly injuries.

Keeping an Eye on Safety

Motorized garage door openers move the largest moving component in a residential home, the garage door. The garage door can create great protection from the elements for vehicles and other items in the garage, and keep unwanted critters out.

Garage door safety eyes are found at the bottom of each of the tracks that support the garage door. Garage door safety eyes detect motion below the garage door. If any motion is detected, the eyes communicate with the garage door opener, which will cause the garage door to move up.

This will prevent any object below the garage door to be crushed from the weight of the garage door.

Upgraded Vision

Prior to the early 1990s, garage door sensory systems or eyes, were not required to be installed with garage doors. Fortunately, today they are required. If your home or garage was built prior to early 1990s you may not have garage door eyes as part of your system.

If you don’t have garage door eyes, we recommend that you get them installed today.

At Accent Garage Doors we service and install garage door eyes. Give us a call today to explore your options. They typically cost a lot less than you may think. And having an expert install them helps ensure that they will be working properly and maintain the safety your entire family.

Accent Garage Doors stands ready to help you with all of your garage doors needs. Please contact us with questions at 801-898-3667 anytime.