Here in Houston, as in most places, technology for everyday use is advancing at a rapid pace. This includes technology for the home itself. As a garage door company here in Houston, we have seen that trend extend to garage door openers. Some smart features have been around for a few years now, however, if you are living in a house you bought 5-10 years ago, you may not have heard about the different features of a smart garage door opener.  Smart garage door openers offer a number of benefits that are well worth considering for anyone looking to upgrade their home’s security and convenience. Here are a few benefits of installing a smart garage door opener.

Smart Garage Door Opener Benefits

Security Lights.

Many modern garage door openers, including the newer Liftmaster garage door openers, come with a security light.  The security light turns on automatically when the garage door opener is activated. Many of the models with security lights are now motion-activated, allowing deterrence of intruders.

Wireless Open and Close Through Apps.

Smart garage door openers are connected to WIFI and now can be controlled through an app like the MyQ app through Chamberlain. These apps allows you to open and close your garage door from anywhere using your smartphone or other device. This can be incredibly convenient if you need to let someone into your garage while you’re not home, or if you simply want to open or close the door without having to get out of your car. Another great benefit is when you have guests coming over, but won’t be there in time to open the garage door. With an app like the MyQ app, you can create a virtual key from your smartphone to theirs. This can be a temporary key as You can set it to expire on a specific day and time. The Chamberlin MyQ app was designed to give homeowners full control of their garage, even when they are not there. The MyQ app is partnered with Amazon so that when you order from Amazon, the delivery driver can securely leave your packages in the garage.

Video Camera on the Garage Door Opener.

LiftMaster is one of the major brands that offer this great feature. We are talking about having a video camera right on your garage door opener. A video camera that allows you to see what’s happening in and around your garage at all times. The video camera can come with motion detection and alert features, so you can be notified if someone is in your garage when they shouldn’t be. These work seamlessly with apps like the MyQ garage door app.

Integrated Battery Backup.

Here in Houston, the power tends to go out in the summertime, and we just had a winter with a massive power outage. That can leave you without the ability to get into your garage in the middle of a storm without having to get out of your car and manually lift your garage door.  For older garage door opener units, to have battery backup you had to incorporate a backup battery. There are newer Liftmaster models that come with integrated Battery backup allows you to open/close your door even when the power is out.

Conversion Kits

If you are not ready to buy a newer garage door opener but want the benefits of newer technology, companies like Chamberlain and Genie offer conversion and upgrade kits that give you virtually all the same features.

If you want to upgrade your garage with a smart garage door opener, but not sure where to begin or how to install it, Spectrum Overhead Door LLC in Houston has been reliably installing garage door openers for over 15 years. Call 281-748-9542 or if you live on the Eastern side of Houston 713-557-3407 for a free quote on upgrading your garage with a smart garage door opener.


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