A Guide to openers and remotes

Garador's Guide to openers and remotes

An automatic garage door opener is the ultimate accessory to your garage door, providing security and adding convenience to what is often the largest and most-used entry point to your home. Do know how to decide on which is the best motor to pair with your garage door? It can be a tricky choice, so we've put together this quick guide to help narrow your selection.

Sectional Garage Door Openers

All of our sectional door motors are designed to operate quietly, quickly and reliably for many years to come. Each comes with a generous warranty (5-7 year/10,000 - 20,000 cycles) as standard, but when purchased together with a Garador Garage Door, you may be eligible for our 10-Year Reliability Warranty for complete peace of mind. 

Regular servicing is essential to keep your motor working perfectly, and thanks to the built-in logic, your Garador sectional door opener will alert you when services are due via audible and visual reminders. 

Options range from the affordable entry-level Focus to the mid-level Precision and our premium opener, Genius that comes with Smartphone control. Each features bright LED courtesy lights and an exceptionally quiet belt rail as standard. See more features of Garador's sectional door openers in detail below.

Comparisons between our sectional openers


Our entry-level opener, with all of the standard features below and a 5-year, 10,000 cycle warranty.



Our value option with all of the standard features below and a 7-year, 20,000 cycle warranty.

Precision is super fast to open and close, with the power to lift larger garage doors. Find out how to upgrade to a 10-year warranty here.



Our top of the range model with built-in smartphone control, super-fast opening speed and enhanced safety features. It has a DC powered motor with torque of 1,100N for doors up to 18.0m2 and a battery backup and SmartSolar™ solar charging options for operation when or where mains power is unavailable. 

Control your garage door via our easy to use app that works on Apple or Android and can be shared with family members. Monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world with real-time alerts, 24/7 monitoring and activity logs.* Please note that a safety beam is required by law when your garage door is operated by a smartphone away from home.

The Genius comes with a 7-year, 20,000 cycle warranty. Find out how to upgrade to a 10-year warranty here.

** Subject to cellular and WiFi connection and availability. Phone not included.


Standard features of Garador sectional garage door openers

Tri-Tran+™ multi-frequency technology

Tri-Tran+ uses rolling codes that generate a new random code every time the garage door is operated for superior security with an excellent operating range. This way, the transmission can't be hacked by anyone trying to gain access to your home. Only your transmitters will open your garage door.

Tri-Tran+™ technology also works for you by simultaneously transmitting on three different frequencies. Wireless devices such as headphones and sound systems are becoming increasingly common. These devices operate on the same frequencies as door and gate openers and can jam out your opener's receiver, even from a distance. With three frequencies available, the Tri-Tran+™ transmitter will operate your garage door even if two frequencies are jammed.

Soft start and soft stop

Garador's soft start - soft stop feature reduces stress on the opener by adjusting the speed at the start and end of each cycle. It also has the effect of minimising noise when opening or closing the door.

Intelligent Safety System (ISS)

This essential safety feature makes the door stop and reverse if it comes into contact with an obstruction while closing. Likewise, if the door comes into contact with an obstacle on its upward journey, it automatically stops.

Safety Door Profiling

Another important safety feature from Garador. Every door is unique and needs a different amount of force throughout each open and close cycle. The amount of power needed by the door is learnt during setup and is automatically adjusted over the life of the door.

Rolling Garage Door Openers

Our residential rolling door opener is the compact yet powerful Reflex and for industrial needs, the GDO-10 and GDO-12 openers. 

Handheld and wall-mounted remotes

Our Tri-Tran+™ remote control technology delivers advanced security, with the use of rolling codes to prevent remote code theft, as described above. Enjoy an excellent operating range from our garage door remotes with virtually no interference from other wireless devices such as sound systems and baby monitors.

Garador Garage Door Openers come standard with one Tri-Tran+™ Wireless Wall Button and two Tri-Tran+™ Keyring Transmitters. The keyring transmitters feature a stylish and robust design in blue or grey that fits comfortably in the hand. The large button wireless wall-mounted remote control is simple to install yourself, with no wires to connect.

We always recommend purchasing a garage door and opener together to get the best result. However, if you are ready to upgrade to a new garage door motor, Garador openers are compatible with all types of garage doors. Get personalised advice from one of our friendly nationwide dealers and a complimentary measure and quote when it comes time to make your decision.

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