Residential garage door openers play a key role in the security and safety of your home. They provide day-to-day convenience for you and your family, as they keep you warm and dry in your car until you’re safely in the garage, but they have even more security benefits to offer. If you’re considering a replacement for your garage door opener, there are some updated features you may want to look for.
A keyless entry pad mounted on the exterior of your garage is an excellent addition to your home. Not only does it prevent you from being locked out of the garage in case your remote fails or gets lost, but it allows family members who don’t have a clicker to easily access the garage. It’s also a security bonus, because you can easily change the code yourself, so you can feel confident giving it to a neighbor while you’re on vacation, or to your contractor, or a house guest, and then change the code once those individuals no longer need access.
Many current model garage door openers offer the option to lockout input from any remote devices. This is useful if you’re going out of town, and know that no one is supposed to be in the garage while you’re gone, or, in the case of a less-used building like a workshop, where you only want the door to be opened using the keyless entry keypad.
A premium residential garage door opener can give you the option of connecting the opener to your smarthome system. This allows you to monitor the status of the door remotely, and be notified when it is opened or closed from your phone or tablet. Depending upon the system you’re using, you may also be able to open and close the door remotely, and turn lights on or off, even if you’re not at home. Even without a full-fledged smarthome system, most smart phones and tablets now have available apps that will allow you to program your device as an additional “clicker,” which can be handy for older kids, or in case something happens to the remote in your car.
Overhead Garage Door of Utah is a team of specialists who can help you evaluate what garage door opener features will benefit you and your family most. Contact us to learn about your options for keyless entry, smarthome integration, and additional security features in a current model residential garage door opener.