Smart-home technology continues to change the way we interact and control many different things in our homes. Many homes these days have all sorts of smart devices that are used to control lighting, adjust the thermostat settings, or lock and unlock the front door. If you’re looking to make your life more convenient and your home more secure, a Wi-Fi-enabled smart garage door opener is a great investment. As with other smart devices, smart garage door openers connect to your Wi-Fi network and allow you to control your garage door at the push of a button using the app on your phone. Here are four major reasons why a smart garage door opener is worth the investment.
1. Improved Home Security
Although traditional garage door openers are more secure than they were in the past, they’re still not 100% secure. Most garage door openers made within the past 20 to 30 years use rolling code lock systems, which are harder to break into than the old fixed code systems. With a rolling code system, the electronic code used to open the door changes every time the remote is used. This makes it nearly impossible for thieves to hack the opener and guess the correct code.
The problem is that there are remote scanners or “code grabbers” that read the current code when you use the remote. At the same time, thieves can use a radio to jam the signal and prevent the code from changing or rolling over. This means that the thieves will then know the code and be able to open the door in the middle of the night or as soon as you leave the house.
As long as your home’s Wi-Fi network is secure and set up behind a firewall, smart garage door openers are nearly impossible to hack. The reason is that they don’t use any type of code. Instead, the only way to open the door remotely is by using the connected app on your smartphone. Of course, a burglar could still get inside if they gain access to your phone, but this is also easy to prevent by setting up a fingerprint or facial recognition lock screen on your phone.
The fact that your smartphone serves as the remote for a smart garage door opener means you’ll also never need to worry about forgetting or losing your remote and having it stolen. Every person in your household will also have their own remote as long as they have the app downloaded on their phone.
2. No Need to Worry About Forgetting to Close Your Garage Door
With a smart garage door opener, you can always check whether or not your door is closed simply by opening up the connected app. Most smart openers also allow you to set up alerts so that the app will send a notification to your phone if the door is open for more than a certain amount of time. If you or anyone in your family does forget to close the door, you can close it remotely using the app from anywhere in the world.
3. Lets You Keep Track of Who Is Coming and Going
Most smart garage door apps keep a log that shows you all of the times that your garage was opened and closed. Many smart openers come with built-in security cameras or can be integrated with a camera so that you can also see who it was that opened or closed the door. You can also set up the app so you get an alert on your phone any time the door is opened. This makes it easy to check that your kids got home safely or to check when your employees are coming and going. If you have a housekeeper, dog walker, or anyone else who you need to let inside your house, you can also open the door remotely for them when they arrive without needing to give them the access code to the door.
4. Easy Way to Prevent Packages From Being Stolen
Package theft is becoming an increasingly major concern. This is another major benefit of installing a smart garage door opener since it makes it easy to keep your packages and deliveries secure. When the delivery driver arrives, you can check the camera and talk to the driver through the camera’s two-way audio to tell them where in the garage to put the package. You can then open the door remotely to allow them inside and close the door as they’re on their way out.
If you’re looking to upgrade your home with a smart garage door opener, BDK Door Company is ready to help. We specialize in a full range of residential and commercial garage door services for customers in Montgomery and the Fox Valley area, and our team can handle all of your installation, repair, and maintenance needs. To schedule an appointment to have a smart garage door opener installed for your home or business, contact BDK Door Company today.