How Does a Wi-Fi Connected Garage Door Opener Work?

We’re getting more and more smart gadgets in our lives to make things easier for us. With Wi-Fi, we can control different devices remotely, simply by using an internet connection. If you’re thinking of upgrading to a Wi-Fi connected garage door opener, then read on to find out more about how they work and what they can do.

How does it work?

A Wi-Fi enabled garage door opener has a door sensor and Wi-Fi capabilities built into it. Once you pair the door opener with your home Wi-Fi network and router, the two can communicate with each other. You will then have to download a corresponding app to your smartphone or another internet-enabled device, allowing you to control and monitor the garage door opener from that device.

You can buy a smart garage door opener or retrofit an older one with Wi-Fi capabilities.

What can Wi-Fi enabled garage door openers do?

Smart garage door openers have some great features for convenience, security, and safety. Let’s look at a few things you’ll be able to do through the app on your phone.

  • Open/close your door remotely – make it easier to get in and out of the garage by opening and closing the door from your car, simply by tapping your phone. This can also be an easy way to let someone into your home remotely (like a delivery driver) or to secure the door if you accidentally left it open at night.
  • Receive security alerts – If someone is trying to break in by manually opening your garage door, then your connected app can alert you to this so that you can intervene or call the authorities. It can also send you a reminder if your garage door has been left open for a while.
  • Automatically close/open your door – Are you always forgetting to close your garage door at night? Or maybe you just don’t want to go outside to close it? You can set your garage door opener to open and close your door at a certain time of day, or to close it after it has been open for a certain amount of time.

Whether you’re getting a new garage door or upgrading your door opener, Action Overhead Door can help. Get in touch with us to find out more about our services around Hilton Head and Savannah, Georgia.

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