Calandre Garage Doors October 17th, 2017 - 20:22:47
Dallas Police Liutenant Barry Payne of the North Central Patrol Division was quoted as saying: "Citizens must realize when they leave a garage door opener in their car in their driveway it is like leaving a key to their house outside where everyone will know where it is. The solution is simple: Park in the garage or dont leave a garage door opener in the car in the driveway. I cant say it any clearer than that. Actually this home invasion could have been avoided in three different ways: the family could have parked their car in the garage they could have parked outside of the garage yet removed the garage door opener from the vehicle OR they could have securely locked the door going from the garage to the home.
Now she knows that something isnt right. As she stands there rubbing her eyes trying to make sense of what was happening a man suddenly emerges from her family room looking at one of her familys DVD covers. At that point the wife begins screaming for her husband "Someone is in the house! Get up! Get up! When the husband ran out of the bedroom he saw the criminal sprinting across the house to the front door. It just so happens that there was a child safety lock on the front door so the home invader stood there struggling with the front door long enough for the husband to retrieve his rifle and grab the man. The police soon came as they held the robber at bay and an arrest was made. It turns out that this burglar was part of a group who had been invading homes in the area.
In response to the inherently dangerous old style garage spring issues as above a newer and safer system for opening the overhead garage door was created. The idea was to transfer the load or weight of the door via a cable and pulley system to a vertical rod now equipped with a torsion (twisted) spring. This type of spring is installed with specialty hardware and bolts to a fixed plate at one end while the entire spring is installed around a horizontal pipe. This load balancing device is normally installed directly over the header of the garage opening. Using appropriate cables connectors and pulleys the weight of the garage door is transferred into the torsion spring system. The difference between the old style stretched spring and the newer torsion spring is the way that the spring energy is stored. With the old style stretched spring the energy is stored and released by pulling on the spring or returning the spring to its un-stretched condition.
In most installations a warning tag is left attached adjacent to the torsion spring when the garage door is installed. This tag warns of the danger associated with the stored energy of this spring and alerts untrained individuals to not attempt any repair adjustment or to even touch the spring and associated hardware. When the label that should be attached to this spring becomes damaged is removed or tampered with it is important that a new warning label be reattached immediately to show the dangers of this spring tension