Gone are the days of manually opening your garage door with your own body. Thanks to modern technology, we no longer need to unnecessarily tire out all those muscles in our arms, legs and back, since we can now achieve the same results with just the push of a button. But what if you could open your garage door from anywhere in the world? And what if you didn’t even need to push a button at all to open the garage door?
No, this isn’t a dream future scenario—this is the world that smart garage doors have brought to us. While you may have heard of devices in the home like internet-connected refrigerators or smart TVs, this takes things to a whole new level. Here’s some more information on smart garage doors and why you may want one at your home.
How smart garage doors work
One of the best things about smart garage doors is that you don’t have to replace your existing garage door to use one. In fact, you don’t even need to replace your garage door opener. Many of these units are actually add-ons that connect to your existing garage door opener.
Once connected to the garage door, a smart garage door opener is programmed to connect to the internet via your home’s wi-fi network. From there, you can use your smartphone to access, control and receive notifications about your garage door through an app. This will be an app created by and for use with your particular smart garage door unit.
Another good thing about smart garage door openers is the price. Because they are typically small units that are add-ons to your existing garage door opener, many units are surprisingly affordable. There is a price range, of course, depending on which features you need, but there are several options in the $50 to $100 price range, and even some under $50!
Smart garage door features
There are several great features that a smart garage door offers. When you consider the price of the unit and what it can do for you, it’s almost a no-brainer to get one installed. As mentioned, different models have different features, so be sure to make sure to get one with all the features you desire.
For example, a smart garage door can allow you to control the opening and closing of your garage door from your smartphone anywhere in the world. Some models even connect to your car’s Bluetooth to automatically open when you arrive and close when you leave!
Another great feature is being able to monitor your garage door. Some models will send notifications to your smartphone when the door is opened or closed. On some advanced models, you can even tie it into other smart home features like turning on the lights in the home when the garage door opens.
There are many reasons to get a smart garage door, but it won’t work right unless it’s properly installed. For professional installation from experienced garage door experts, contact Action Door Service today.