Ensuring the safety and convenience of your garage door is important to the overall security of your home. For both you and your family, you need to be sure that your garage door can be opened easily but also securely. For example, after school, it’s common for teenagers and children to come home alone while parents are at work. If they come in through the garage door, there may be some accessories that can ensure their safety. We’ll take a look at some here.
Digital Wireless Keypads
Digital wireless keypads work like a garage door remote control. They are attached to the outside of the garage and protected by a plastic cover. Parents can set a private code and give it only to their children to use when entering the garage. This code can also be changed regularly to ensure that your garage remains continually secure. Digital wireless keypads allow children keyless entry, and they won’t have to worry about losing house keys. If your garage door is older, you can also install a universal keypad.
The only downside to wireless keypads is that you have to replace batteries at intervals. If you forget to replace the batteries, then you won’t be able to access your garage through the automatic door opener.
If you prefer not to have a visible keypad attached to your garage, you can use a smartphone to open your garage door. Gogogate2 is an app that serves as a garage door opener used with your iPhone, Android Smartphone, or any web browser. Homeowners purchase the Gogogate2 device, hook it up to their wireless connection, download the app, then start using it. In fact, the setup takes less than 15 minutes and you connect every family member’s smartphone. Beyond just upgraded convenience, the features include video monitoring (subscription required), temperature monitoring, and you can add up to three garage doors.
If you have a LiftMaster or Genie garage door opener, both of those brands also have options for remote opening. With LiftMaster, you can easily install and set up the myQ app on your smartphone. You can also either purchase a smart LiftMaster opener or add one of their gateways to your current opener system. Either way, you can easily connect an iPhone or Android to the system and control your garage door from anywhere.
If you prefer Genie products, their Aladdin Connect system is a reliable and affordable option. The same as LiftMaster, they offer smart openers or internet gateway additions to upgrade your current Genie opener. You can visit their site in the link above for specifics on the Genie smart opener systems. Whether you choose an internet gateway or a whole new smart opener, we can assist you with setup during a short consultation.
Check out our Gadgets for your Garage post to read about more apps and gadgets that can help keep your family safe. We give more specific information on your smartphone entry solutions as well as gadgets for parking and storage. With any of these devices to upgrade the functionality and convenience of your garage, you can enter and exit your home with more confidence.
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If you want to learn more about your options for a smart garage system from the experts, contact Aaron Overhead Doors! One of our technicians can visit your home to walk you through your options and install the system with a thorough explanation. We sell, install, and maintain all types of opener systems including LiftMaster and Genie.