If you’re looking for ways to upgrade your garage or garage door, then a smart, Wi-Fi-connected garage door opener could be a great option. These allow you to control and monitor your garage door by using a connected app on your smartphone or another device. To help you make the decision of whether to upgrade or not, here are some of the pros and cons of getting a smart garage door opener.
Pro: It offers convenience
There are lots of things a smart-controlled garage door can do that offer you a little extra convenience. You can open and close the door from inside your car as your arriving or leaving, or you can even set a timer on some to open or close at a specific time, which is great for making sure you don’t leave your garage door open at night. And you can open or close your door through your device even when you’re not home, for example, if you need to accept a parcel while you’re at work and have instructed them to put it in the garage.
Pro: Don’t worry about losing your remote
A regular garage door remote also offers you the convenience of being able to open or close your garage door from inside your car or your house. But how often do you misplace or lose the remote for your garage door? Especially if multiple people use the remote, it could end up being out away in different places and have you searching for it. But the majority of us have our smartphones on us at all times these days, meaning your smart remote will always be to hand when you need it.
Con: The price
With more advanced tech, it’s no surprise that a smart garage door opener will be a little more expensive than a standard opener, but the benefits it offers can outweigh the extra cost, and it’ll last you a long time.
Some people worry about the security implications of having Wi-Fi-connected technology controlling entrance into your home, especially if you have an attached garage. It’s possible that someone could be able to hack your garage door opener through your Wi-Fi, although the chances of this happening are very slim.
Smart garage door openers also offer some security benefits. You won’t be left in the position where you’ve left the house (perhaps for a while on vacation) and can’t remember if you locked the garage door or not. You can simply check the app and close or lock the door if needed, giving you peace of mind. Smart garage door openers may also be fitted with cameras, allowing you to monitor activity in and around your garage.
If you’re looking for a new garage door opener or a new garage door, contact Action Overhead Door for our support. We offer garage door installation, repair, and maintenance services around Georgia.