Electric Automation

Our Electric Garage Doors

Garage Doors can be a nuisance to open and close, especially as they get older and more difficult to open!  We think that electric automation is the best way to get around the difficulties of opening and closing your garage door.  Imagine simply pushing a button to open and close your door, saving you from having to get out of the car (in the wind and rain) to get your garage opened up so you can drive in!  We think the best bits about electric automation are:

  • Simple and easy to operate
  • Available for both new and existing doors
  • Smooth opening and closing
  • Safety precautions in place

The great thing about electric garage doors automation is that it makes opening and closing doors a breeze – even if the door is especially large.  Electric garage doors feature safety mechanisms which allow them to stop should an obstruction be in the way of the opening or closing procedure.  Let’s take a closer look at our electric automation services…

A Closer Look… Electric Up & Over Garage Doors


Power Unit

The power unit itself is suspended from the ceiling with angle iron or straps (depending on the available fixing points) The unit has a courtesy light on it which will stay illuminated for a period of time after the door has opened/closed. The unit also has operation buttons on it for operating at the press of a button.


Emergency Release

A cord with a toggle is available on the operator boom channel for dis-connecting the door in the event of a power-cut.


Boom Channel

The boom channel is approx 3000mm long and attaches the motor to the door via a belt inside. The belt is toothed and is made of Kevlar which is extremely strong and is virtually maintenance free which means no requirement for oiling. The belt also helps the modern day operators to be very quiet and have smooth opening/closing actions.


Optical Eyes

As an option on some motors you can install a pair of optical infra-red eyes to the door meaning that the door will not operate if the beam is broken and likewise will stop the door mid-travel if an obstruction is becomes detected.


Remote Controlled

Most operators are supplied with two remote controls and some have the ability to be used with an App via Bluetooth or even Home Automation Apps.


Canopy Bow Arm

Canopy bow arm is a system that allows a canopy style door to be automated using an electric motor. It reduces the clear drive through height of the door by up to 8 inches in some cases and is a bulky rather heavy piece of equipment that attaches to the back of the door as shown.


Canopy Tracks

The canopy door mechanism is not ideal for automation as Retractable doors with parallel tracks that run back into the garage are the preferred mechanism. Canopy doors can be automated with a Bow Arm and electric motor. ** It may be worth replacing the door completely if you are considering a automated garage door.

Why Choose Electric Automated Garage Doors?

Electric garage doors automation makes it easy to open and close any garage door, with a single push of a button.  Available for both new doors and existing doors, a great way to make your life easier.

With built in safety measures including the ability to sense for any obstructions, you can be sure that there will be no mishaps or dangerous situations!  Electric automation saves the effort of having to struggle to open a large or heavy garage door, which is particularly useful for older doors which may be stiffer to open.  There’s no chance that the door could swing back down and cause an accident either!

Our electric garage door controls come as remote controlled devices, meaning it is easy to open the garage door from your car as you drive home.  This allows you to avoid getting wet if it is raining as you arrive, as you can simply drive straight into the garage.

Benefits of Automation

Remote control from your vehicle

No need to get out of your car in the rain to open the garage door! Remote operation of your door can now also be done via Smartphone Apps and some Home automation Apps.

Suits new and old doors

Make life easy by investing in a garage door operator. Electric automation is available for almost any type of door, New & Old.

Safety First

Safe and Secure garage doors with a range of safety features built in such as Optical Eyes, Infra Red beams and Resistance control to ensure that nothing is ever trapped or damaged when the door operates.


Difficult to open without the remotes, and allows doors to be supplied without the need for a door handle meaning intruders have no starting point for a forced entry.

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    About Our Range

    Here at NDC Garage Doors, we are renowned for offering our customers a fantastic range of garage doors, providing first class customer service and excellent knowledge of the industry to allow our team to offer the most up to date advice and support.  Our range of entrance doors are second to none, featuring a diverse range of brands and styles for our customers to choose from.

    From up & over doors, to sectional doors and side hinged designs, we have something for every garage and property.  We are aware that our customers value security very highly, so our range features many doors of different widths and security mechanisms.

    Our Electric Garage Doors Services.

    Garage Door Installation

    Our professional and friendly installation team can install your new garage door quickly and efficiently

    Service & Repair

    NDC Garage Doors specialist repair team can service and repair your doors,  no matter what the model or design is.

    Free Site Survey

    Allow our team to come and inspect your garage door to give their recommendations for installation or repair

    Get in Touch

    NDC Garage Doors offers an unparalleled level of customer satisfaction and support.  Contact us here to find out how we can transform your garage with a remote electronic automation service today!

    NDC Garage Doors
    Pyramid House
    52 Guildford Road
    GU18 5SD