How effective is your garage door opener?
Does it constantly get stuck behind the seat or in a crevice? Is it sticky with spilled coffee? Is it anyone’s guess as to whether it will work?
If you said yes to any or all of these, you need a new garage door opener.
Instead of simply replacing it with the same antiquated technology, you might want to look into a smart garage door opener instead.
There are several benefits to upgrading to this new technology.
In 1 out of 10 burglaries, access to the home is gained through an attached garage.
Along with the ability to open and close the door, there are many smart garage door products that enable you to see the activity inside your garage as well. If you travel a lot, this gives you peace of mind knowing that you can pull out your smartphone and check to be sure everything is okay.
However, you don’t need to be gone for days at a time to be concerned that your garage is secure. If you have a long commute, then you’re likely gone much more than you’re home.
Even if you’re in and out all day, wouldn’t it be nice to know that you won’t be encountering any surprises when you pull into the garage?
Now that we’ve addressed the importance of security, let’s get down to the other big reason people upgrade to a smart garage door opener, the convenience.
Being able to control your garage door from your smartphone has some sizable advantages over the old-school variety.
First of all, you can open and close your garage door from almost anywhere. If you want this feature though, you’ll need to be sure you buy a Wi-Fi accessible product, because Bluetooth devices only have a signal range of around 20 feet.
Having this kind of control from anywhere allows you to monitor whether someone has accidentally left the door open, and close it with the push of a button on your phone. You can also open it for a contractor or service person who needs access to your home. Plus, you’ll then have knowledge of their comings and goings.
If you take it a step further, you can install a system that grants temporary access to others who aren’t you. This gives houseguests a keyless way to enter and leave your home.
Finally, you’ll never have to deal with dead batteries or a lost garage door opener again. It’s all on your phone.
If you’re working toward a smarter home, you’re aiming to make life easier. Manufacturers of smart home products understand this.
So, if you have any concerns that a smart garage door opener is going to be difficult to install, you can put your mind at ease.
Most smart garage door products are designed so that they can be installed in 1-2 hours. Installation doesn’t require a degree in engineering.
Is it Time to Get a Smart Garage Door Opener?
Only if you place a value on security, convenience, and ease of installation!
If you still have questions about whether a smart garage door opener is right for you, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We’re all about making life easier for you.