Canadian homeowners and those in the United States and Hong Kong can benefit from a new form of tamper-proof garage door opener created by Skylink, a firm that has been helping re-invent home security since 1990.
A June press release shows how this patent-pending garage door trolley design can foil would-be intruders.
"Standard garage door openers are exposed to the wits of intruders who use clothes' hangers and similar objects to disengage emergency releases," Gallen Tsui, president of Skylink Group, said in the June 6 press statement. "With our patent-pending blocking plate, we can safeguard the largest entry point of the home and give families peace of mind."
The company's national sales manager, Frank Cicero, spoke to Toronto Business Daily about Skylink.
“The Tamper Proof ATOMS Garage Door Opener is the first one on the market,” Cicero said.
Cicero compared the new garage door apparatus to an innovation called safety door sensors, or “Photo Eyes,” that made a splash in the home security market in past years.
“This feature will also be considered a new security standard in the future,” Cicero said. “The blocking plate working in tandem with the protector shield are both simple but effective ways to prevent tampering with the release latch on the trolley from outside intruders. All the while, these two components still allow for the release of the latch from the inside in case of emergency.”
In terms of the ATOMS build, Cicero cited a stronger and more durable rectangular rail system in comparison to the traditional T-rail used in past models.
“It is extremely useful for all consumers, especially those in areas prone to break-ins or remote areas that are not under surveillance,” Cicero said. “Our latest garage door opener eliminates the possibility of garage door break-ins, providing consumers with the peace of mind they need to feel safe and secure in their own homes.”
Company documents show that the ATOMS garage door opener also includes built-in LED lights, an LCD wall console, numeric displays for programming and quiet operation. An app called SkylinkNet hooks up to Apple and Android operating systems.