Garage doors and their openers can have come a long way since the invention of the little opener you stick in your car that opens it at the press of a button. Just like more modern home security systems and cameras you can place in your home, you can now open your garage door with an app on your phone.
The best part is that many of these apps that allow you to open and close your garage door remotely from anywhere don’t actually need you to install a new garage door opener. Unless your system is bordering on ancient, these apps simply need the installation of the accompanying device and you are good to go.
This can be useful if you are a chronic worrier who sits at work wondering if you actually remembered to close the garage door. Furthermore, if you ever needed to let someone into your home, like a friend or even a dog walker, this can help while trusting that you know you can lock up when they are done.
Unfortunately, it does come with a particular downside that you can probably already anticipate. Say you forgot your phone charger and your phone battery dies before you get home. Then with this app, you can’t really open your garage. Of course, with how important our smartphones are these days, this becomes less likely and isn’t completely the end of the world. However, it is something to keep in mind.
Are you looking to take your garage into the more modern world with the installation of these app-based openers or any of the new technology? You don’t need to be the sort of DIY person and install it yourself. Contact us today if you need help installing a new opener or otherwise have a garage door that needs repaired or replaced.