Over the past few years, garage door openers and their underlying technology has become increasingly convenient. Today, you can open the door with the touch of a button on the remote saving you from having to exit the car and brave the elements. However, Wi-Fi enabled or connected garage door openers as they are called have made them smarter and allows homeowners to do more than ever before.
In this article, we will highlight the few amazing benefits of having a Wi-Fi enabled garage door opener.
Open the Garage Door Remotely
Sure! We are all familiar with opening the garage door from the comfort of our car or the driveway via a remote. However, connected garage doors take things one step further, allowing you to open and close the garage door from anywhere in the world, so as long there is a working internet connection.
So, if someone is vacationing in Hawaii, and their son or daughter forgot to close the door, they can close it remotely. The garage door can easily be controlled via an app on any smartphone, making life a lot easier.
It goes without saying that garage door lighting can be very convenient and offer security. When you have a smart garage door opener, it is possible to schedule when the lights come on and stay on even during the day. Not to mention that you can remotely turn the lights on and off. For instance, you can turn the lights off if you see that it is an overcast day.
Sends You a Notification Each time Someone Opens or Closes the Door
Perhaps one of the best thing about these smart garage door openers is that they send you a notification each time the door is opened. So, you constantly know what is going on at home even when not home. Plus, some advanced openers come equipped with motion sensors, so you also receive a notification if something trips the motion sensor. That way you can call the police if you see an intruder.
Many of us are fans of buying stuff from Amazon and other online stores. When you purchase something online, the package is delivered to your doorstep. Here too a smart garage door can be useful. You can use a service like Key by Amazon which is only available to Prime members, whereby the package is delivered into your home. All you have to do is to sync your account by downloading the Key app. Then Amazon delivery people will deliver your package inside of the garage. So, you never have to worry about your packages being stolen again.