From the 1st of December law changes make Safety Beams compulsory when any new garage door Smart opener device is installed.
This is good news for the industry, as it will eliminate a potential industry hazard, making all garage doors safer for your customers.
Doorsupply supply top of the range Safety Beams that are easy to install and set up.
Doorsupply take the safety and security of our products very seriously and are pleased that this change has finally been made mandatory, we take protecting consumers seriously.
With legislation changes coming in to effect from the 1st of December it's very important that you are on top of the finer details involved in what this change will mean for you as a DIY customer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why the change?
The new standard change addresses the hazard of unattended operation of an opener operable with a Smart Phone. The change requires all new installations of smart openers to have a safety beam installed from the 1st December 2020.
What standard does this change refer to?
The change in AS/NZS 60335.2.92:2012 Amendment 2:2018 addresses the hazard of unattended closing of a garage door when using your smartphone away from home.
Does the change affect smart openers installed before 1st December 2020?
Safety beams are not required for smart openers installed prior to 1st December 2020. However, it is recommended to have a safety beam installed for additional safety.
Do I need to install a safety beam if I am replacing an old opener with a smart opener after 1st December 2020?
Do I need to install a safety beam if I purchased the opener before 1st December 2020 but installed it afterwards?
Yes. AS/NZS 60335.2.95:2012 Amendment 2:2018 addresses the installation date, not purchasing date.