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

While remote garage door openers are older than the internet itself, even they can’t escape becoming connected to the internet. New Wi-Fi connected garage door openers offer convenience and a layer of security to the operator. But how do they work and are they a perfect fit for you?

How Do Wi-Fi Connected Openers Work?

Just like every other smart device, a Wi-Fi-connected opener starts with the internet. A signal is sent from a phone or a remote to the Wi-Fi router. From there the router sends a signal to the opener, telling it to either close or open the door. 

Most manufacturers have a downloadable app that allows you to operate from your phone. Other manufacturers provide you with a smart remote that can be used even when far from your garage. No matter how far you are from your garage, as long as it’s connected to your home’s internet, you should be able to access it. 

Different Wi-Fi Opener Types

There are two different ways to connect your opener to Wi-Fi. The most common way is through a built-in sensor to the opener. This is common amongst newer models and requires little to no setup on your end as well as no extra devices. 

The other way is known as a hub. A hub is a device that is typically connected to your router via an Ethernet cable. The hub receives the signal from your phone or remote and then sends that signal to your opener. 

Benefits of a Wi-Fi Opener

It may seem as though a Wi-Fi enabled garage door opener is just another device that is needlessly made ‘smart’. However, there are a number of benefits to having a Wi-Fi connected garage door opener. The first and most obvious benefit is convenience. 

A Wi-Fi-connected door also allows you to monitor your garage door when you’re not home. You will receive alerts when the garage door is opened and emergency alerts when the door is manually opened. You can even program who is and isn’t allowed to open the garage door. 

We Can Install a New Wi-Fi Opener

If you think a Wi-Fi-connected opener is perfect for your home, give our team here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair a call today. We work with big-name manufacturers to ensure we have the exact product that you need. Rather it’s the opener itself or just the hub, we can help. 

Once you have picked the perfect product for you, we get to work installing it. We can have your new garage door opener up and running within the day. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you!

You Can Trust Us for the Job

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

positive reviews

My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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