Smart technology is absolutely everywhere these days, and home automation is huge. You may be familiar with wi-fi security systems or lighting systems, but garage door openers have been brought into the future today, too. Smart garage door openers are a new technology that allows you to control and monitor the functioning of your garage door opener from any device in the world that is Wi-Fi-enabled or that has an internet connection. These garage door openers are connected to your home’s internet service, are password-protected and use encryption to keep your family, home and belongings safe. So what are the advantages of adding Wi-Fi garage door openers to your home?
Much-Needed Convenience Boost
Probably the best-known benefit of smart garage openers is that they give you the ability to operate your garage door from anywhere.
Using a simple smartphone app, door control module, and door position sensor, smart garage door openers grant you total access to your garage door’s operations as long as you have a Wi-fi connected device.
Uses Less Electricity
Traditional garage door openers are always in standby mode, just waiting for you to push the button to open the door. With a smart garage door opener, you can turn the whole system off when you are away from home. This allows you to lower electricity usage and reduce your home’s carbon footprint.
Enhanced Security and Safety
You can set the garage door opener to a timed schedule that accommodates the times that your daily schedule. For example, if you usually leave home to go to work at 7:30 am, you can have the garage door opener timed to be working from 7:15 through 7:45, and then have it shut off until your usual return time. Doing this helps to ensure that nobody can get into your house through the garage when you are not at home.
Even better, some smart garage door systems offer their own safety features during automatic or app-requested door operation. When the door is opened or closed using MyQ, for example, a warning light will flash and an additional beep alert will go off throughout the duration of the cycle. This is in addition to a garage door opener’s standard safety features that are also in play.
Monitor Household Activity
Smart garage door openers allow you to monitor the activity in your garage. If a power outage occurs, you will know that upon your arrival at home, you will need to manually operate the garage door. If you have teenagers of driving age who have a curfew, the smart garage door opener will indicate if the garage door has been opened or closed and at what times. You can even have your system set up so that it shows which remote was used to open the garage door.
Give us a call at Midlothian Garage Doors today! We are as excited to update your home with a wi-fi garage door opener as you are.