Safety and security are always our top priority when it comes to garage door installations and repairs.  Not only for us as we work on your home or business, but making sure everything is working properly for you to keep you, your home and personal property safe and secure.  That’s why we were glad to see the following from LiftMaster, one of the top garage door manufacturers that we are proud to work with.

For home and business owners, safety and accessibility are a main priority, particularly as it pertains to entry and exit points. Unfortunately, millions of homes and businesses are at risk, with 1 in 15 garages and 3 out of 4 gate systems lacking the latest safety features that ensure protection for everyone who comes into contact with garage door openers or automatic gates.

For National Safety Month, LiftMaster – the number one manufacturer of professionally installed garage door openers and access solutions – is raising awareness on the importance of safety around automatic gates and garages, and recommends residents and business owners pay attention to the following:

Don’t Chance It. Check It.®: For more than 70 percent of homeowners, the garage is the main access point which makes it vital that garage door openers function safely and properly. “At LiftMaster, safety is our top priority,” said John Villanueva, Vice President of marketing at LiftMaster. “To help those at home ensure their operators are working as they should, we developed a simple 3-Step Safety Check that can be done in a matter of minutes and should be conducted throughout the year when checking other home safety devices like smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.” Homeowners can use LiftMaster’s simple 3-Step Safety Check to monitor the performance of key industry-standard safety features such as photo eyes and auto-reverse. If a garage door opener fails any step of the check, a professional garage door dealer should be contacted to resolve the issue. Via prnewswire.com

In other news that we came across and thought worthy of mentioning, especially during this time of year when you may be tempted to clean out the garage and hold a garage sale, is being careful with your property. It seems crazy, but in some places it seems that thieves are actually targeting super inexpensive garage sale items, as was reported in this story out of Denver:

Garage Sale Crime

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/front-range/aurora/garage-sale-crime-aurora-neighbors-warn-othersSummer is the season for garage sales, and you can find plenty of steals. But in an Aurora community, neighbors are now warning others their stuff is being stolen.

“On our neighborhood app, one lady last week said she had some purses stolen,” said Mindi Phipps, who was holding a garage sale at her home Friday morning. “Somebody else had some chairs stolen. It’s crazy. Things are so cheap in the first place, it’s kind of like, why even bother?” thedenverchannel.com

I guess it just goes to show that low-lifes will stop at nothing… so keep your eyes peeled and don’t turn your back on your yard sale items, Tucson!  We’ll make sure that what you have in your garage on a daily basis stays safe and accessible with a properly working garage door.  But if you are having any issues with yours, don’t hesitate to call us at Discount Garage Door Company. We’ll make sure things get fixed right, fast and at a fair price.

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