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Garage Door Problems: Learn to Recognize Them

If your garage door squeaks, you might think it's nothing to worry about. However, a squeaky garage door can be dangerous, especially if it falls. A year ago, my garage door began to squeak whenever I opened and closed it. I ignored the problem and continued to use the door. One day, the door collapsed on my car as I backed out of my garage. Although my car sustained a lot of damage, I was very thankful to be alive. I contacted a garage door specialist the same day. The contractor informed me that my door's springs had given out. After the repairs, the contractor offered sound advice on how to recognize problems in my garage door and what to do about them. I started this blog to help other homeowners stay safe as well. Please, don't ignore your garage's problem, even if it's small.


Advanced Security Features for Residential Security Gates

Residential entrance gates are a stylish way to improve the safety and security of your home. But they're also a significant investment -- most residential gates require a substantial outlay of cash to install and maintain. Because of that, you usually want to make sure that you're getting the most out of your new equipment. Here are some of the most impressive security features currently available for residential security gates.

1. Live Camera Feeds

If you have a long driveway, live camera feeds can become absolutely critical to your safety. These camera feeds let you quickly tap into your home's entrance, so you can see who is attempting to come in and out. In the past, these camera feeds usually had to be connected to a security monitor inside of the home -- expensive and inconvenient to install. Today, however, camera feeds can be accessed directly through mobile devices and home computers, making them easier to use and more affordable.

2. Remote Gate Access

It goes without saying that most gates are remote activated -- rather than having to get out of your car to open them, you can simply push a button on a remote in your car. But more advanced gates are smartphone enabled, so they can also be opened with an app. The side benefit? Not only do you not have to worry about losing your remote, but you can do things such as let family and close friends into the house even when you aren't at home.

3. Automatic Alerts

You want to know when your home is being accessed. An automated alert system can let you know a variety of things: when the gate has opened or closed, when someone has attempted to open or close the gate, or even when someone has approached your gate. Through the use of motion sensors and video recording, you can collect an extraordinary amount of data regarding the safety of your home.

4. Garage Door Programming

In addition to being able to easily open your residential gate, you can make your life even easier by integrating it with your garage door. This type of programming begins the opening of your garage door the moment that you open the gate, and it can be programmed to respond to only you (and other family members). Thus, you won't need to take that extra step once you reach your home (and you won't have to wait for the door to open).