Advantages of Smart Garage Doors
If you’re a fan of innovative home technology or simply looking for a better way to manage your garage door opener, you’re in luck. Garage door operation has entered the future. A WiFi-connected garage door opener will change how you open, close, and interact with your garage door and manage the security of your home.
1) Advanced Security
Garage doors are a popular point of entry for burglars. Attached garages can often provide easy access to a home, and many garages contain hard-to-replace valuables such as cars, tools, and expensive lawn care equipment.
Smart technology means you can receive instant notifications whenever the garage door is opened and alerts for when it’s being manipulated. You’ll also have the ability to lock and unlock your garage door from practically any location.
2) Monitor Activity From a Distance
Smartphone apps that can control a garage door keep records of all activity you can review whenever you wish. Most also feature two-way audio so you can communicate directly with whoever is at your garage. Many smart garage door openers are also equipped with wide-angle cameras allowing you to see exactly who is present and will enable you to decide if the door should be opened… or the police be called.
Camera options can also note when delivery drivers approach your door, making it easier to track essential packages.
3) Offsite Remote Operation
Sometimes, someone needs access to your garage but doesn’t have keys or access codes. It might be a family member, friend, or trusted service technician. A smartphone app connected to your garage door will allow you to unlock and open it remotely without having to share access code information. You can also make sure everything is closed up and locked afterward.
4) Manage Scheduled Operation
If you live on a particular schedule, you can tell your garage door to open every weekday at the same time when you’re leaving for work or school and returning home. You can also set how long the door remains open and automates its closing and locking. You can even apply different schedule settings for weekends and holidays.
An effective smartphone app can also confirm that your garage door has closed and locked after leaving, making you feel confident in your home’s security.
5) Exploring the Benefits of Add-ons
The technology keeps advancing. Some of the latest developments in smart remote garage door technology include such useful add-ons as temperature monitoring, laser-assisted parking guidance, connectivity with smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and advanced security options.
In many cases, the only thing you need to take advantage of these options is to download the latest app updates.
How To Install In Your Home
At Hostetler & Askew, all we do is garage doors. So if you have questions about how you could benefit from a smart garage door opener, what apps to use, and how to make the most of innovative garage door technology, we’re ready with all the answers you could need.
Give us a call today and bring your garage door firmly into the 21st century. 574.444.9700