How Smart is Your Garage?

Garage doors are getting smarter every year. It wasn’t too long ago that garage doors didn’t have safety sensors to prevent them from closing when something was in the way. Now, there are an array of technological upgrades for your garage door that provide extra safety, security, and convenience.

Should You Get a Smart Garage Door Opener?

Imagine this: It’s a weekday morning. You’re running late. You’ve finally fed your family, gotten yourself ready for work, and wrangled your two young children into the car to take them to school. Once you reach the drop-off line, you have that dreaded thought: Did I close the garage door?

If you don’t have a smart garage door opener, this small inconvenience can throw a huge wrench in your day. Going back to check could mean the difference between you getting to work on time or missing your first important meeting of the day. And if you don’t go back, your door could be wide open, allowing for anyone to get into your home.

With a smart garage door opener, you can use an app on your phone to check to see if the garage door is open AND close it if it isn’t. This can save you time, keep your home safe, and give you peace of mind throughout the day.

Convenience and home security aren’t the only reasons to upgrade your garage door opener. If your opener is noisy, has no safety reversal feature, or has a fixed code it might be time to upgrade.

How Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub Works

The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Hub works as a supplemental garage door opener that can be activated anywhere you have internet access, making it so you can close your garage door even when you’re not at home. Simply download the smartphone app, install the Chamberlain MyQ bracket by bolting it to your ceiling, and connect to your wi-fi. As long as your garage door opener is compatible, you can use the app to open and close the garage door as needed, even when you’re not at home. You can also receive garage activity alerts and schedule MyQ lights to turn on and off for additional home security.

Thinking about upgrading your garage? Contact your local garage door experts here at Larry Myers Garage Doors in Portland, OR. We can help answer your questions about garage safety and home security, install new garage doors, and repair your existing door.  Contact us today to learn more about our garage door opener installation services in Portland and Vancouver.