By: webadmin | April 19, 2018
Garage doors are traditionally operated either through a remote or manually from the side of the door, however recent developments in technology now allow you to operate your garage from your smartphone. Smartphone applications for garage doors provide numerous benefits, which is why our experienced team at Universal Garage Door Services encourage homeowners to invest in installing or upgrading their garage door system.
The greatest benefit of this technology is the ability to operate your garage door from anywhere. You can be on vacation, hundreds of miles away, and still be able to open or close the door through your smartphone app. This can also be useful and convenient if you need to let someone into your home or garage, but you are unable to be at home to do this yourself. With real-time updates, you can also be notified every time your garage door is open or closed, helping you to know if anyone enters your garage regardless of where you are.
Have you ever wanted to open and close the garage door for a specific time period on a fixed schedule? While this would have been difficult earlier, it is not the case now. With smartphone apps, you can easily set the time for opening and closing the door, and the garage door will operate on its own (automatically) as per the instructions you’ve set.
Smartphone technology also provides an extra security measure for both your garage and your home. As mentioned previously, it allows you to know if your garage is opened, which allows you to notify authorities if your garage is ever opened when you’re out of town. In addition, smartphones can alert you if the garage door is not balanced properly. Typically, sensors provide this information, but with smartphone technology you are notified as soon as the sensors detect this information, rather than when you finally notice. Likewise, if the garage door is not closing, as it should, the app can be programmed to alert you.
You can take security to an extra level by setting up cameras near the garage door. If anyone were to enter the garage forcefully, cameras would record the suspect providing documentation for you to give law enforcement. You can also observe such attempts in real time allowing you to take quick appropriate action to protect your home and family.
Smartphone technology provides a practical way to monitor your home security whenever you leave. Through texts and alerts, you can be notified every time your door opens and closes along with preemptive alerts when there is a problem with your sensors. At Universal Garage Door Services, we offer garage door systems equipped with advanced smartphone technology. For more information or to setup an appointment call us today at (801) 784-4550.
Universal Garage Door Services
2150 South 1300 East, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84106