California Makes Garage Door Backup Batteries a Requirement

The last few years have seen California devastated by some of the worst wildfires in the state’s history. Thousands of people have been affected by the fires including, many families who lost loved ones. In total, there were over 140 deaths caused by fires between 2017 and 2018. These wildfires and other natural disasters have prompted the California Senate to pass Bill 969, in effort to keep residents safe.

The new bill passed in fall of 2018, states that all newly installed garage door openers in the state of California must have a battery backup. July 2019 marks the first month...

- Overhead Door, https://www.overheaddoor.com

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