From the HVAC system to the lights, it seems that just about every home component you can imagine is becoming smart in some form or fashion, and the garage door opener is no exclusion. In fact, there are a lot of homeowners having a smart garage door opener installed when they upgrade their current opener system, and it is definitely for good reasons. A smart garage door opener connects to your home's wifi system to provide you with a modern list of features you wouldn't otherwise have. Here is a look at some of the advantages of a smart garage door opener.
Operate your garage door opener even when you are away from home.
Perhaps one of the greatest things about smart home devices is they give you the ability to operate certain things even when you are away from home. The smart garage door opener does this too, which may not sound useful, but really can be. For example, say you accidentally leave the garage door open and don't realize it until you get to work. If you have a smart opener, closing the door will be as simple as logging into the interface of the opener on your smartphone or computer and hitting a button.
Prepare for garage entry from further away.
The typical garage door opener has remote access, but this remote is limited in range, which means you will likely only be able to open your garage door when you are in your driveway. If you have a smart garage door opener, you can open your door and get the garage ready for your entry in your vehicle from further away. Because you can operate the opener with your smartphone, you can open the garage door right when you leave the grocery store so it will be open and ready by the time you get home. This is especially useful in the summer if the garage is not climate controlled and you want a little fresh air breezing through by the time you get home.
Give the appearance that you are home even when you are not.
When a house appears empty, it is an open invitation to thieves and vandals. Therefore, making it look like there is someone at home when there's actually not can be a huge advantage. With your smart garage door opener, you can log in and open your garage door from miles away while you are on vacation. Of course, you will not want to leave your garage open, but just opening the door and shutting it right after makes it look like you are nearby.
For more information, contact your local garage door installation service.