How Does A Roller Shutter Control Work?
Roller shutter controls, in general, serve to roll or slide the slats up and down tracks. When rolled up, the slats fit into a small opening above the entrance. The roller shutter control panel is mounted on the inside of the garage, and this opens and closes the door when it receives a signal from a push button, remote control, keypad, mobile phone, plus more.
Roller shutters are made up of interconnected insulated strips of double-layered aluminium and are an excellent way to secure a home or garage. Roller shutters not only enhance the appearance of the exterior of your home but also provide excellent protection by preventing intruders and the elements from entering.
Other types of doors are available, but roller shutters are amongst the most stable and secure solutions. When the shutters are rolled down via the roller shutter control switch (that is, when they are closed), they are securely fixed to the garage floor, making them largely impenetrable. Locks and alarms can also be fitted for added peace of mind.
Introduction to Roller Shutters
A roller shutter is a window or door shutter that is permanently affixed to space above an opening. The shutter may be rolled down to prevent entry or left open to allow access and let air and light into the home or garage as needed. Metal, most commonly steel or aluminium, is used to make roller shutters. They can be finished or painted to match your home’s décor.
Roller shutter doors are generally motorised and can be controlled by a number of convenient methods, such as roller shutter controls or via a smartphone. A manual winder crank is used to operate the roller shutter in the event of a power failure.
If you’re interested in more information on our range of roller shutter control panels, browse the rest of our offers today here at C Prox Ltd Including Quantek. If you have any questions, call us on 01246417113.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I know which garage door remote I need?
Before purchasing an automated garage door, ask the manufacturer which remotes are compatible with your garage door controls. Alternatively, you can check the model information on the control unit.
Are garage door remotes interchangeable?
Garage door remotes are generally specific to the control panel, meaning you will need a like for like replacement most of the time. However, some can be copied with a cloning remote. If you are unsure, please contact us, and we will help.
Can you add an additional garage door remote?
Yes, you can. You can purchase a cloning remote (if compatible) or a universal garage door opener transmitter and receiver kit, which wires into the existing control panel. We’re sure to have what you need here at C Prox Ltd Including Quantek.
How do I program a second garage door opener remote?
Consult the manual of your roller shutter control panel. Alternatively, give us a call, and we will do our best to advise.
How to Replace a Garage Door Opener Remote
It’s relatively easy to replace the remote for your garage doors or roller shutter control box. Simply follow these steps:
- Look for the make and model number and brand of the remote.
- Get in touch to order a new model.
- Alternatively, you can contact us here at C Prox Ltd Including Quantek for all your automation and control needs.
If the remote model you are looking for has been phased out or is difficult to find, you can opt for a universal remote that will operate your roller shutters. Universal remotes generally work even if your garage door opener model is 20 years older or more. Feel free to ask our automation and control solutions specialists which remote will work best for your type of shutters or doors.
How to Know Which Type of Garage Door Opener Remote to Buy
It is helpful to have a spare remote for your garage shutters in case you misplace or lose the original one. Simply look for the manufacturer brand and model, which can usually be found on the remote itself or the control panel. This will serve as your basis when purchasing a new remote. To program your new remote, follow the instruction manual that came with your shutters or door.
If you have an older model of security shutter controls, you can still add a universal remote.
Signs You Need A Garage Door Opener Repair
If your garage door opener has been malfunctioning lately and showing any of the signs below, it’s likely there’s a problem with your roller shutter control panel, which must be repaired or replaced:
- The garage door is opening or closing slower than usual.
- There’s a loud noise when the door is opening or shutting.
- The garage door doesn’t open or respond to the remote control.
- The door reverses direction while in motion or raises back up after reaching the floor.
- The motor is older than around 10 years of age.