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Bring Your Home Into the 21st Century with Smartphone & Remote Entry Doors
Have you ever stopped to think that your garage door is likely the most-used door of your house? And yet Calgary homeowners often overlook their garage door as an entry point when it comes to home security and ease of use—until it stops working or a thief gains entry through the garage.
The good news is that recent advances in technology now allow you to integrate your garage door with your smart-home concept. Let’s take a look at some of the developments that can better protect you and your family and make your garage door a whole lot easier to use.
Smartphone-controlled garage doors
It is now possible to monitor and control your garage door with a smartphone app. It will alert you if you forgot to close it, and if you did, you can close it from wherever you are, as long as there’s a Wi-Fi connection.
This kind of system also lets you track who’s coming and going from your home. If you don’t like giving out house keys or key codes, you can remotely let in the housekeeper when you’re at work or find out if your teenage son is leaving with the family car—a handy tool, indeed.
If you’re not ready to look at a new garage door installation from your Calgary door specialist, you can nevertheless have an Internet retrofit added to your existing system. Call us at Action Door to learn more about this affordable option. Chamberlain and LiftMaster are the smart-home-compatible brands we install, maintain and repair.
Even if you don’t want to use a smartphone for remote entry convenience, there are several other cutting-edge features that make using a garage door easier than ever before:
Keyring remotes mean you don’t have to dig through your dashboard junk tray every time you pull into the driveway.
Coded keypads or fingerprint-activated keypads let your family members easily gain entry to your house on foot, without keys, clickers or having to use the front door.
Rolling code technology keeps your home safer by changing your garage door opener code every time somebody uses it. The receiver in your car is always tuned to the change so you can get in, but others can’t.
Built-in battery backup and lockout features ensure that your door will lift even if there’s a power outage and help you keep out unwanted users.