Your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair Team has the advice to help you use your smartphone to check on your garage. Cell phone usage is increasing every day. Today 95% of Americans own a cell phone and 77% of those are Smartphones. We are increasingly reliant on our phones to stay connected with family, friends, business associates.
We use them our smartphones to watch and stay in touch with what is happening in our homes. You can check your home’s security camera, start your coffee in the morning, and track your activity level. Now your garage can be added to its list of tasks, making your life easier and ‘smarter. Here’s how!
Get a New Wi-Fi Equipped Garage Door Opener
If you’re building a new home or replacing an older model opener, there are new garage door openers that have built-in Wi-Fi capability. You can check your garage from your cell phone, tablet, or computer anywhere in the world.
If you are looking for a new garage door opener that’s equipped with ‘the works’ you’re going to be surprised by how much you can do. You can check to see if you forgot to close your garage door. From anywhere you can open the door and give access to your friends, family or delivery men. If your car has HomeLink your garage door can open and close your door without having to keep the remote on your car visor.
Add Wi-Fi to Your Current Garage Door Opener
If your current garage door opener works fine it can be equipped with Wi-Fi capability. Installation of a Wi-Fi receiver connects your garage door opener to your home’s Wi-Fi. Then you can access your garage through your cell phone or check it from a distance.
Installation is easy and involves a few wires and connects to your home’s modem. This is a great opportunity to bring your current garage door opener to a higher standard. If you are a DIY’er you can do the installation yourself, or a professional can install it as well.
Bluetooth Equipped Garage Door Openers
Bluetooth capability is another option available to update your older garage door opener. Installation for Bluetooth capability is like a Wi-Fi installation, but it does not connect to the internet.
The difference with Bluetooth is you need to be in range with your cell phone to operate the system. The advantage of Bluetooth is that it can be set up to open and close your door automatically, which is especially nice if you are on a motorcycle.
Call Us For Help or More Information
If you are uncertain about what you need or want more information, give your Neighborhood Garage Door Repair team a call. We are always available to share with you what is new in the marketplace that can provide what you’re looking for. Our sales team stays up to date on what is new and exciting and our technicians can install your unit installed quickly and professionally. Give us a call, that’s what we’re here for!