How to Choose a Garage Door Opener

How to Choose a Garage Door Opener | Garador Garage Doors

Choosing a garage door opener used to be irrelevant – you only had one option! Sadly, it wasn't always a good option. With so much choice now available, gone are the days of taking whatever you get handed, but along with better options comes the pressure to make the right decision. How can you be sure that you're getting the latest in technological advancement, delivering the best security capabilities along with the ultimate convenience? To help you choose the best garage door opener for your situation, we've put together the following guide.

Secure, and the best in the business

There are two major components to a garage door; first, the door itself should be reliable, functional and beautiful. Garador's range is all that and much more, see for yourself.

The second component is the garage door opener. This is the piece of equipment that opens and closes the door, along with its accessories such as remote controls. Most customers want the opener to work securely, but don't want it to be tricky for the family to use. They want reliability, but they don't want anybody without designated openers to have access. They want longevity, but don't want to pay through the nose for it.


Garador’s™ Tri-Tran+™ multi frequency technology means your opener will never have interference from household wireless products such as baby monitors and wireless entertainment systems. So when you want your garage door to open, it will.

Tri-Tran+™ transmitters also use code hopping technology to generate a new random code from over a trillion, trillion possibilities with each use. You can rest assured with these odds that only your transmitters will open your garage door.


You can rely on Garador openers to operate safely year on year. 

  • Soft start/stop operation: Reduces noise and stress on the door by cleverly adjusting speed at the start and end of each cycle. 
  • Intelligent Safety System (ISS): If contact is made with an obstruction while moving, the opener either stops or reverses the door to reduce the chance of injury to persons and damage to property.
  • Safety Door Profiling: Every door is unique and requires a different amount of force throughout its open and close cycle. The power needed by the door is assessed during setup and is automatically adjusted over the life of the door.


All Garador Garage Door Openers come with either a 5-year, 10,000 cycle warranty, or a 7-year, 20,000 cycle warranty. With a garage door and opener combo, you may be able to upgrade to a 10-year warranty!*

Like a car, a garage door and opener need periodic servicing to optimise their performance and ensure valid warranty. Garador makes it easy for you, our openers let you know when a service is due through audible and visual reminders. 

*See here for Terms & Conditions. Regular Servicing Required.


  • Smart phone compatibility for operation from anywhere in the world, subject to WiFi and connectivity (details below).
  • Infra-Red Safety Beams detect movement or obstruction of the door, automatically reversing the door to avert serious damage being done and to help protect your family, car and pets. 
  • Battery Backup for peace of mind. As soon as the mains drop out, the Battery Backup system takes over, even if the door or gate is moving at the time.
  • SmartSolar™ makes it easy to automate gates and garage doors on unpowered sites, and provides the option for eco-friendly automation if desired.
  • Install an entry keypad and all your key concerns are done with, the whole family will find it easy to use - and no more lost keys!

If you have a smart phone, here's the smart option

Have you ever returned home after a day at work only to discover you've left the garage door open the whole time? Or, maybe you sit at the office wondering whether or not you closed the garage door and have no way of finding out. Both scenarios are symptomatic of a bigger problem; old fashioned garage door openers.

With the Garador Smart Phone Control Kit, those worries are a thing of the past. The kit works through an app on your internet-connected smart phone device, providing updates on your garage door from anywhere in the world. You'll be able to monitor the door 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and receive notifications any time somebody activates it. You can also allow access to family members via their smartphones, so when the kids arrive home they can let themselves, and you'll be notified. You can enable one-time access for visitors and make sure the garage door is closed behind them. 

The app is easy to use and available as an optional accessory on every new Garador residential door.

Industrial Door Openers

An industrial door, as opposed to residential, usually requires a heavy-duty garage door opener. Garador offers a range of sophisticated industrial rolling door openers with superior pulling power and great staying power for high-wind areas. The GDO-10 comes standard with a built-in battery back-up and a wall-mounted LCD control panel that can program a variety of operating modes for your security and safety. The GDO-12 has the same capabilities available as optional extras. The range allows for multiple users, has TrioCode™ capabilities and specs that make light work of heavy garage door situations.

Superior custom-made garage doors

At Garador, we know there's no such thing as a typical Kiwi garage. We manufacture your garage door to your specifications for the perfect fit and long-lasting performance. Every door is made with care and precision for increased security and ease of operation, and they’re smart phone compatible for convenience.

Call us on 0800 000 661 for more information about our garage doors and openers, contact us online for a free quote, or find your nearest Garador dealer.

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