Smart Garage Door – Since we live in modern times, it’s best to keep up with current trends.
Having one of the smart garage doors is one of those trends.
If you’re unaware or unsure of what smart garage doors are, it’s the new types of garage doors connected over the wifi networks in your home that you can operate remotely, regardless of whether you’re home not.
It offers convenience for the homeowner if there are guests around that came before you or those kinds of instances.
Smart garage doors fall under the appliances and things that make a smart home, well, smart.
It also can be considered a security device.
If you live in cities like Etobicoke, Toronto, Ajax, or any city in the GTA, it would be best to have your very own smart garage door, just in case.
So with that being said, let’s hop on to discuss more about why you should get one right now or upgrade your garage door right away.
The benefits of Smart Garage Door
We won’t try to dazzle you with fancy things.
Still, the reality of why having a smart garage door be incorporated into your house is a great solution for everyone involved if you’re as forgetful as I, then you would want to know if you closed the garage door or not.
By having a smart garage door incorporated in your home, just a quick check of your phone would confirm if this happened or not.
You wouldn’t believe just how many times I’ve forgotten to do so, and the apps connected works!
If checking your phone would be a hassle for you, most apps could notify you if the garage door gets opened or stays closed in real-time.
You can also go ahead and check on the history of when the smart garage door has been used over a set amount of time.
Most smart garage doors offer a wide array of security features that you can incorporate into your smart home protection.
For example, every time you open the garage door, a CCTV can start recording video, take a picture of the event, or call the cops on your behalf for that matter.
Of course, this would depend entirely on the level of smart features your house would have.
Nevertheless, it’s an excellent security and theft deterrent.
Smart garage doors can also be connected to voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, and many more!
Most modern designs come with that feature that will set your home a notch above the rest, given how easy it would be for you to issue commands regarding your smart garage door while doing something else entirely.
Two types of smart garage door systems
If you’re still planning on what type of smart garage door to get, here are the two types that would let you decide on your next move.
The two types are called a full system or an add-on device.
The two have similar functions but ultimately differ from the parts involved.
As the names suggest, full systems are the whole nine yards.
Coming with the drive mechanisms, motors, the entire lot of it.
For add-on devices, in a nutshell, they are wi-fi enabled remote control for your garage door.
The descriptions for each are the most straightforward way of differentiating the two.
It’s up to you just how much you’re planning to invest in this home security feature.
Ways to connect your smart garage door
The easiest way to connect your smart garage door would be through wi-fi, but that’s not the only way to access your remote control on your app.
You have the option to use Bluetooth, but forego access to the internet and would be a problem for you in the future if you want to check on the other parts of your smart house.
Another way would be by using your data to connect to your remote app if ever the wi-fi is down.
If you think it’s time to replace your old garage door and to upgrade not only your home but also your security, then, by all means, go for a smart garage door.
The added security and comfort can go a long way in protecting your home and being part of the 21st century.
You wouldn’t want to be the one left in your neighborhood with having an old decrepit garage door, right?
Garage Door Repairs tips, recommendations and frequently asked questions
Why does my garage door opener light bulb keep dying?
First, check for any shaking of the garage door during operation. Usually, excessive vibration can cause the filament in your opener's bulb to prematurely expire.
One garage spring broke. I have 2, should I replace both?
Garage door springs should ALWAYS be replaced as a set. The reason is once one spring breaks, the other one is probably not far behind, especially considering how springs weaken over time. Combining a new spring with an older one will likely cause an imbalance in your garage door's operation. If you own 2 separate garage doors and only one spring has broken, it's strongly recommended to replace the springs on each door if their springs are around the same age. Depending on your door's position, when a spring breaks it can cause serious injury as well as damage your opener.
Does my garage door require maintenance?
Yes. How often you will require garage door maintenance all depends on how much the door is being used. Generally, we perform the following to ensure your garage door is working properly and tuned up: We do a visual inspection of all the moving parts. We ensure the tracks; rollers and hinges are clean and lubricated properly. We make sure all nuts and bolts are tight and clean. We manually run the operator and door through a cycle to make sure it is running quietly and smoothly. Also, We check the door balance at various opening heights. If the garage door passes all these test, congratulations, you do not need a tune-up.
Can I use the old tracks for a new garage door?
Using old garage door tracks with a new garage door is quite dangerous. Surprisingly or not, many home and business owners try to reduce costs on a new garage door installation by reusing their old garage door track with new panels. While this might reduce the cost, the new door can get damaged faster than normal and derail.
How hard is it really to replace a garage door?
Installing a garage door isn't as simple as installing a regular door. More so, installing it incorrectly can be dangerous. You should call a professional garage door technician.
How long does it take to change a garage door?
if done properly, roughly 3 to 4 hours.