The dream of a future with “smart homes” and automated control over just about every aspect of the home is rapidly becoming less of a dream and more of a reality. Thanks to the magic of the internet, home appliances and systems are increasingly becoming controllable with the touch of a button, even when we’re not home. That includes garage doors.
Smart garage doors are already here—and judging by the vast number of options available on the market today, they’re here to stay. The best news about this may be that they’re surprisingly affordable. The next time you’re considering a garage door upgrade, you may want to think about adding a smart garage door into the mix. Here’s some more information about smart garage doors to keep in mind.
What is a smart garage door opener?
A smart garage door opener works just like a traditional garage door opener, but it has many added features that can come in handy when you need them. These features may even end up becoming part of your day-to-day routine.
One of the features of a smart garage door opener is that it allows you to keep an eye on your garage door from anywhere you have cell phone coverage. You can receive notifications when your door is opened or closed, right on your smartphone, no matter where you are in the world.
Another great feature is that you can control your garage door right from your phone. That means you can open the garage door with an app from anywhere in the world. If you get a call from a neighbor or a family member who needs to get into the house when you’re not home, you can easily let them in within seconds.
There are more advanced features of smart garage doors, too. For example, some models allow you to connect them to other smart home devices, like Amazon Alexa or Google Home. This opens up a whole world of possibilities, like having the lights automatically turn on in the home when the garage door is opened. Some models can also use your car’s Bluetooth signal to automatically open and close the garage door when you arrive or leave your home.
How does a smart garage door work?
Even though smart garage doors can do such a wide variety of things, that doesn’t necessarily mean you need to replace your existing garage door opener to use a smart garage door. Many models function as add-ons to your existing garage door opener.
How they work is that the smart garage door unit connects to your home’s wi-fi network, which allows you to control the garage door through the internet. It’s important to make sure a smart garage door unit will work with your existing garage door opener before you decide on one.
When you’re ready for a garage door upgrade, you may want to consider a smart garage door. For professional installation, contact Action Door Service today. We have experience with all kinds of garage doors, from the very traditional to the more futuristic, and we are ready to help make your dream home a reality.