The Value of Backup Opener Batteries05/14/2014 Back To Blog
What a hassle it will be to approach your house dead tired from work only to see that there is no power in the house! You will just have to park outside and risk the security of the car, carry the groceries all the way through the driveway and if it's raining, things just get better! If you think that power outage is not a usual phenomenon, think of the ugly weather, the frequency of hurricanes, fierce winds and tornadoes. In some cases, power failure lasts for several hours and all this time you will be unable to open the overhead door and bring the car in. At least, you cannot do it at your convenience.
Forget about the release cord, get backup batteries
Of course, the emergency release cord was designed for circumstances like that. The only difference is that you have to be inside the garage in order to open the roll up garage door. Hence, you need to walk into the house, get in the garage, disconnect the door from the garage door opener in order to open it manually and get the car in. Aren't you tired already? Plus don't forget that many garage doors do not lock when they are pulled down manually from outside. This means, you will have to follow the same steps the other way around when you want to take the car out and also lock the garage door.
It's not a coincidence that the backup battery system became really popular at once. Nowadays, it has also improved dramatically and modern systems really last for at least fifty cycles in a 24 hour period from the moment the power went out. Isn't that amazing and reassuring? No more hassle and going back and forward just to enter or exit the garage. Thanks to your all time automatic garage door opener you can come and go as you wish until the power is back on. In the meantime, you don't have to worry about your safety since the opener safety features work as they normally do and most systems have led lights showing you whether they are charged or not. Why not take advantage of our high tech world and make your life much easier!