Bringing the Garage Door Online

January 23rd, 2018


Photo Credit: Charles+Hudson

The Internet of Things is taking over. Every year, more and more devices are being controlled and monitored using the internet – from robotic vacuum cleaners and coffee makers to lightbulbs and thermostats. These smart devices aren’t just for those who are tech-savvy; when it comes to home automation and control, simplicity and intuitiveness is the name of the game.

It’s no surprise then, that smart garage door openers are having such a great impact on the home industry. If you’re like most homeowners, you rarely use your front door. You come and go through your garage, and chances are that you’ve accidentally left it open a time or two on busy mornings. Installing a smart garage door opener is a simple way to control your home’s accessibility and enjoy peace of mind day or night. Here are a few benefits that smart garage door openers have to offer.


Among the most obvious benefits of a smart garage door opener is the convenience it affords. As long as you have access to the internet, you can monitor and control your garage door. Need to let someone into your home while you’re out? No problem; simply open up the garage door app on your mobile device and operate your garage door from anywhere with an internet connection. Lying awake in bed at night (or worse, in a hotel, miles away from home) and wondering if you accidentally left your garage door open? Your smart garage door app can let you know whether the door is open or closed. You can also program the door to open and close at certain times for even greater convenience.

Security and Safety Features

Some of your most valuable assets are likely stored in your garage, including expensive power tools, yard equipment, recreational equipment, and not to mention your vehicles. If your garage is attached to your house, then it is also an obvious access point to the inside of your home. Having a smart garage door opener allows you to carefully monitor your home’s accessibility. You’ll receive alerts if your garage door is open for too long, and you’ll have the ability to open and close your garage door remotely.

Smart garage door openers also come equipped with safety features like infrared safety eye protection systems that detect when a person is in the path of the garage door, and force settings that prevent the door from closing when it comes into contact with a person or object.

Compatible with Your Devices

You don’t need to replace your entire garage door to benefit from smart garage door opener technology. These openers are compatible with a wide variety of garage doors, providing a cost-effective option for enjoying a “smarter” home. They can also be used with any smart phone or tablet, making it easy for you to enjoy complete control from anywhere with an internet connection.

Common Risks

Like anything that is connected to the internet, smart garage door openers are vulnerable to being hacked. This risk can be greatly minimized, however, by taking simple precautions. Ensure that you are using a complex password that will not be easily guessed, and changed your password a few times a year.

Ready to learn more about the benefits of smart garage door openers or want to discuss how you can upgrade your existing garage door? At AmeriServ Garage Doors & Openers, we specialize in offering state-of-the-art security solutions for your garage door. Give us a call at 678-264-6602 or connect with us online for more information.