New Zealand Garage Doors that Keep Children Safe

New Zealand Garage Doors that Keep Children Safe

Children often move suddenly, with little thought to their surroundings. Their brains are not wired to worry like an adult’s brain tends to do. Taking precautions to keep children out of harm’s way while they lead their busy life of discovery means more fun and relaxation for everyone. Specifically, we’ll take a look at safety around the garage door and the driveway.


Safety around the Garage Door

The garage door is the largest moving object in a home and a failure could cause serious injury. With this thought of utmost importance, Garador incorporates some of the most advanced safety features into our garage doors and openers.

Infra-red safety Beam

Number one for garage door safety considerations, an infra-red safety beam signals the door opener when anything moves in its path. This means that if your child or pet runs under the door while it is closing, the door will stop and reverse before making contact. Safety infra-red beams can be fitted to all Garador openers as an optional extra.

Garador recommends the use of safety infra-red beams on all automatic garage doors.

Entry Keypad

This is a great solution for the whole family. No need to worry about transmitters or keys being left behind at the bus stop or sports field! Family members need only remember their pin number to gain access to the garage.

Smart Phone Kit

The new Garador Smart Phone Kit is an app that gives you control over the garage door, from anywhere in the world*! You also know when it is being opened and closed, and by whom. So, if by chance your children lose or forget their keys, you can open the garage door from your phone - no need to drive home to let them in. You’ll also have the security of knowing when your kids have entered via the garage door, your Smart Phone Kit will tell you!

* Subject to cellular and WiFi connection and availability. Note - Kit includes Smart Hub & accessories. Phone not included.

For more information or to order any of these accessories, please contact your local dealer.


Safety on the Driveway

How about making a pact with yourself to make these checks each time you get in your car?

  • Always check your driveway is clear before backing.
  • Find out where the kids and pets are before you leave and be aware of neighbours’ children - they might not remember to be car-aware when not at home.
  • Stop at the end of your driveway before you meet the footpath - every single time.
  • Ask neighbours of shared driveways to be aware of children and take it slowly.
  • If you can’t see, ask someone to look for you.


Stay safe and have a great summer everyone!

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