The SOMMER group in motion:
SOMMER hosted an open house event in June with numerous new products, future-orientated seminars and interesting additional activities.
The International Door Association Expo is a 4 day event being held from 27th April to the 30th April 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.
Come to visit our booth and learn more about the latest SOMMER garage door opener products.
We look forward to your visit!
SOMMER booth# 223
Control your garage door opener with your smartphone.
The Internet/ Smartphone Kit allows you to open, close and monitor your garage door from anywhere, receive notifications for any garage door event and share access with your guests on the go. It will redefine the way you interact with your garage door or gate. Forget about keys or remote controls.
The garage door systems industry recognizes the important safety role played by home inspectors. This checklist intends to help home inspectors maximize the value of their service to homeowners and home buyers.
This checklist covers the most important parts of a basic inspection of a residential sectional garage door connected to an automatic garage door operator. This checklist does not apply to tilt-up one-piece doors.
The garage door is typically the largest moving object in the house, and many of its components are under high tension. Improper installation or maintenance of a garage door can create a hazardous condition that can cause serious injury or even death. If a spring is broken, operating the door can cause serious injury or death. Do not operate the door until the spring is replaced by a trained door systems technician.
Because of potential dangers involved, all repairs and adjustments must be performed by a trained door systems technician using proper tools and instructions.
A moving door can cause serious injury or death. Keep people clear of the opening while the door is moving.
High spring tension can cause serious injury or death. Do not try to remove, repair or adjust springs or anything to which door spring parts are fastened, such as, wood blocks, steel brackets, cables or other like items.
These inspection steps assume that the door is operable and balanced. If the door appears inoperable, a trained door systems technician should be contacted. This checklist covers the safest procedures that are supported by DASMA. If a home inspector encounters a problematic situation, we urge you to contact a trained door systems technician for a consultation, particularly if any of the items in the checklist are answered "No".
On Thursday April 9, 2015 SOMMER USA was honored to accept the Industry Member Service Award from the International Door Association. This award is presented annually to an IDA Industry Member that has supported the association and demonstrated the quality traits of integrity, professionalism, honesty, and good character.
The IDA Expo 2015 in Indianappolis is almost upon us. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to our booth # 1229 on April 10 - 11.
See the revolutionary Synoris opener and other SOMMER products. Meet with our technological experts and have all of your questions answered.
We look forward to your visit!
The Most Versatile Garage Door Opener
The synoris Duo Operator is now available to help meet the needs of your customer. The adaptability of this operator, with its separate control housing and integrated wall station, opens up so many different possibilities.
The Control Housing Can Be Mounted Anywhere…
Integrating Space, Access, Lighting & Electrical Solutions.
The control housing is detached from the rail. This shortens the installation length of the opener by 10″, making it ideal for backroom issues. (i.e. beams or HVAC ducts).
Mount the control housing anywhere a power outlet is available. The standard 16 foot connector wire makes it ideal for a retrofit.
The 24V connector wire between the control housing and the rail is a low voltage wiring, making for an easier installation. (no electrician required).
The connector wire can be installed on the front or rear end of the rail assembly, minimizing the wire length and installation time.
This information is provided on behalf of UL, the Door and Access Systems Manufacturer’s Association (DASMA), the International Door Association (IDA), and the following garage door opener manufacturers: Chamberlain®, Guardian Access and Door Hardware, The Genie Company, LiftMaster®, The Overhead Door Corporation, Raynor and Sommer.
Recently the industry has become aware of some local news reports and social media posts relating to home owners being advised to use a zip tie to secure the manual (emergency) release latch present on automatic garage door openers.
To program your garage door opener to your car HomeLink system can be tricky and it is important to have the latest up to date HomeLink instructions.
SOMMER / Direct Drive 310MHz** programming instructions for HomeLink in MOST* vehicles:
1. For the MOST vehicles, the first time programming with a SOMMER or Direct Drive garage door opener, press and hold all 3 HomeLink buttons for approximately 30 seconds, releasing only when the HomeLink indicator light turns off. (Do not perform this step when programming the additional HomeLink buttons)
2. To ensure HomeLink is in the proper training mode, press and hold each of the buttons individually. When pressed, the individual HomeLink button should make the indicator light blink rapidly for 2 seconds and then turn a solid/continuous light.
A second person may make the following steps quicker & easier. As a safety precaution, DO NOT stand on your vehicle. Use a stepladder or other stable, safe device.
3. At the garage door opener receiver (Control Housing) in the garage, locate the Learn button. If there is difficulty locating the training button, please reference the garage door opener’s manual.
4. Press and release the Learn button (which activates the “Radio” light) NOTE: Once the button is pressed, there are approximately 10 seconds in which to initiate the next step.
5. Return to the vehicle and firmly press and hold the desired HomeLink button to be programmed for two seconds and release. Repeat the “press/hold/release” a second time to activate the door. (You may need to repeat this sequence of pressing the Learn button on the Control Housing and then pressing the HomeLink button in the vehicle up to 3 times to complete the training process).
HomeLink should now activate your rolling code equipped opener.