Introducing Smart Garage Door Openers01/21/2017 Back To Blog
The wave of technology has swept through each and every sector of the security industry. Advancements in technology have enabled homeowners to use garage doors more conveniently and efficiently than ever before. Much of this newfound ease of use can be attributed to the invention of smart garage door openers. The reason why these openers are labeled smart is because they can be controlled by the cell phone that you carry around in your pocket. In other words, there is no need to carry old school openers anymore. Your phone can function as the perfect opener remote.
How Do They Function?
Some people may find the idea of connecting a garage door opener with a phone quite perplexing. However, the fundamental working mechanism for these smart openers is actually quite simplistic. All you need to make this work is a smart device that has the right app for this purpose. There are quite a few different apps available on the Play Store and the App Store that you can use to make your door opener smart. It goes without saying that your door opener has to be automated in order to be paired up with apps such as LiftMaster, Genie, Craftsman, Chamberlain and others. Most of these apps take no longer than 2 minutes to be installed and have a remarkably user friendly interface.
To establish the connection between the hardware and the software, you need to attach a Bluetooth receiver on the garage door opener. Ideally, the receiver should be powered by a plug adaptor so that you do not have to worry about batteries running out of charge. Not all the apps mentioned above may be compatible, so you have to seek out the one that works best for your device.
Why Use a Smart Garage Door Opener?
There are a number of different obvious advantages of using a smart door opener. It eliminates the need to carry around a remote. Since your phone is something that is always with you, you don’t have to be concerned about picking up the garage remote every time you decide to head out of your home in the car. Also, you are less likely to misplace or lose your phone than a regular garage door opener remote. This undoubtedly makes your garage more secure than before. Not to mention, the app and the phone can be password protected. Therefore, even if you lose your phone, your garage is not at risk of being taken over by intruders. Furthermore, smart door openers can be connected to up to 8 cell phones. This is hugely beneficial for families who have multiple members that need access to the garage throughout the day.