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A little bit of history on automatic garage doors

The introduction of the overhead door was rapidly followed by the idea of an automated opener system.

Mr C G Johnson invented the first overhead garage door in 1921 and founded the Overhead Door Corporation which is, today, still an industry leader almost 100 years after his overhead door invention. He then went on to invent the first electric automated garage door opener in 1926. For all your Electric Gates in Maidenhead, from repairs to new installations call C and B technical Installations.

A little history on garage doors and a glimpse of the future

In 1925 in the USA, houses with garages started to sell faster than homes without. The design of the automatic rolling garage door partly fuelled the growth and fifteen years later, 80% of all the new houses built had a garage.

Will the artificial intelligence of the future lessen the need for a garage as individuals subscribe to an autonomous vehicle brand, instead of owning their own? Instead of going through the routine of opening and closing garage doors when you arrive home, the autonomous vehicle will deliver you to your front door. You will enter your house which will be set the way you want it for your return; preferred lighting, music and temperature, depending on the time of day or night you return. A child born in 2030 will be totally surprised that his or her parents had to manually open garage doors and turn on lights by switches on the wall. Call C and B Technical for all your Garage door replacement and Electric gate fitting in Maidenhead and Windsor.

Spoilt for choice

Choosing a new garage door for your property can be mind boggling as the choice and range of options available now is vast.

The style and finish of your garage door should reflect your existing front door and enhance the look of your property.

The operation of the door can be manual or electric, up and over, sectional, roller or sliding.

Insulation is another factor to consider, do you use your garage as a garage or is it a store for your possessions and needs to be insulated against the cold?

All these questions can be answered by your local Garage doors specialist in Berkshire. They will be able to help advise and suggest the best options for you within your budget.

Electric Gate Safety

According to a recent survey on the safety of electric gates, a number of children in the UK have been seriously injured or killed by malfunctioning electric gates.

The ambulance service has issued the following tips for the safety of electric gates:

  • Gates should be fitted with sensors to stop if something is in its path
  • All gates should have an emergency release in case someone is trapped
  • Safety fixtures should be checked regularly
  • Only adults should operate the gates
  • The gate should stop if it is held once moving

For professional installation in Berkshire, contact C and B Technical Installations Ltd.

Timber Doors and Gates

One of our higher end finishes comes in the form of timber garage doors and gates run on electric motors. These gorgeous designs are more affordable than you think and can be fit to your needs with a quotation service available from C and B Technical.

Timber gates can also be fitted with security features for your peace of mind, such as a bespoke electric system. This can be fitted to pre-existing gates or added to your new bespoke design. All our staff are fully qualified and up to date on all aspects of the trade and can provide you with all the information you require before you make your decision.

Bespoke and beautiful timber garage doors and Electric Timber Gates are available for installation from C and B Technical in your area.

Garador transmitter is even faster

The latest Garador Series 3 hand transmitters are now even faster, they soon will be upgraded with new software which enables a faster transmission of signals meaning swift opening times. They include features such as high end FM radio signals, with 128-bit encryption meaning the signal transmitted is very secure and almost impossible to copy. The latest updates also mean they transmit a more stable signal, allowing the hand transmitter to be used even farther away from the door.

The security has been increased to try and eliminate cloning, using rolling code technology, so each time the transmitter is used it emits a slightly different signal, making it nearly impossible for anyone to clone the signal to gain entry to the premises via the garage door.

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