Let’s face it — garage doors are not exactly the most thrilling part of owning a home. And yet this equipment is the largest fixture of your house that’s visible from the curb. It’s also the last thing you see when you head out of your house in your car and the first thing you encounter when you get back.
So why not turn this item into a highlight of your day by installing an automated garage door system? This bit of high tech can make you happier and make your life a little easier.
Open and Close Your Doors Remotely
When its raining or snowing outside, you don’t want to have to get out of your car just to open the garage door. With an automated system, you just push a button to open the door, and you can drive in. Another push of the same button closes the door behind you, that way you never experience the effects of bad weather. This feature can also take care of opening and closing your front gate in case you have one to secure the driveway before your garage.
View Live Video of Your Garage Door
How do you find out what’s going on if you hear a strange noise coming from your garage and you’re busy bathing the baby or are comfy in bed? Previously, you would have to stop whatever you’re doing and go inside (or outside) the garage to check things out. This inconvenience would have been compounded if it’s extra warm or cold outside, or rain was falling. With an automated garage door system, you can check an app on your smartphone to view live video of your garage doors. Depending on how many cameras you’ve mounted, you can easily see views outside the door or inside the garage.
Check the Status of Your Garage Door Remotely
You may have had that nagging feeling that you’ve left your garage door open while you’re at work or are nodding off to sleep. In either case, that unsecured area potentially invites burglars and other mischief-makers into your home. However, you don’t have to worry with an automated system. Just check the app on your smartphone, which can tell you the status of the door. If you’ve left the door open, some systems allow you to shut it by remote through the same app.
Integrate Your Garage Door into Your Home Automation System
To grant you the ultimate convenience, your automated garage door can be integrated into such smart home systems as Nest, XFINITY Home, Google Assistant, or Apple HomeKit/Siri. Coming home takes on a whole new meaning. Imagine opening your garage door and automatically turning lights on. Your climate control system can also automatically create a comfortable environment as your audio system plays soothing music. Conversely, shutting your garage door as you leave can shut everything down at home, so you don’t worry that you’ve accidentally left something running like the stove.
If your interest is piqued about automated garage door systems, you can learn more today about what services we offer by contacting us at American Garage Door.