If you’re interested in home automation, a smart garage door opener is a worthy investment. To get started, simply connect your new garage door opener to your home wireless network, go through the typical iOS or Android Bluetooth pairing process to link the devices, and you’re granted access to your garage door from anywhere you can get online. It also works with iPad and Android tablets.
With the help of the opener’s accompanying app, not only will your smartphone replace your garage’s remote control, but you’ll also get real-time alerts when you’ve left the door open or when someone other than yourself operates the door. Additionally, you can easily manage who can access your garage, whether it’s a visiting relative or garage door repair professional. It’s completely customizable.
Enjoy no more waiting, and possibly even more importantly, no more needless worrying that you didn’t close the door when you drove away – all by installing a smart garage door opener. The following two smart garage door openers can provide you with complete peace-of-mind without breaking the bank.
The Craftsman AssureLink™ Belt Drive Opener with Battery Backup provides the Internet connectivity you need to open, close and monitor your door from anywhere using your smartphone (iPhone or Android). The device is designed to be easily installed, and it will link up with your home WiFi within minutes. Additionally, with a DieHard® battery backup, you can operate your door up to 20 times during a power outage.
The LiftMaster MyQ Universal is designed to be compatible with a wide range of manufacturers, including LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Sears/Craftsman, and most other major garage door opener brands with photoelectric safety sensors. Easy to install, this model can control up to two garage doors at once, although an extra door sensor is required (sold separately). The controller is compatible with both iOS and Android.