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An Update on Garage Door Safety Standards

In recent years Australian / New Zealand Standards have made amendments to the safety standard surrounding residential garage doors; namely AS/NZS 60335.2.95.

In particular, the standard has clarified its position surrounding the ultimate need for safety sensing devices (monitored safety IR beams) when using a smart-controlled garage door opener, such as our myQ capable units.

The requirement for monitored safety IR beams for automatic/unattended operation has been in effect for several years, but in November 2018 it clarified its position by issuing an amendment that directly referenced the need for safety IR beams when openers are controlled by smart devices. These amendments are released with a 2 year transition period which expires at the end of November 2020.

Since their launch, all Chamberlain Group myQ capable openers have required safety IR beams to enable myQ operation. We welcome the clarification around these requirements and look forward to all industry participants better understanding the risks surrounding smart-controlled garage door openers.

It is our recommendation that you always insist on safety IR beams when installing any smart-controlled garage door or gate opener. You can click here to learn more about the myQ Connectivity Kit.