We’ve all had that sinking feeling that we forgot something after leaving the house. Is the oven still on? Did I unplug the curling iron? Is the garage door still open? Fortunately, through major advances in home automation, we now have the ability to alleviate these fears—and even remedy the situation if we realize we really did leave the garage door open. This is especially helpful when leaving your home for extended amounts of time—like that family vacation you have planned.
Introducing the Smart Home
Nearly everything in your home can be connected to a smart home system, including smart appliances like ovens, refrigerators, dishwashers, and coffee makers. Smart plugs make turning lights—or curling irons—off and on through the use of an app or voice control easier than ever. Then, there’s smart home security, which helps you control all entry points in your home, including the garage door.
Garage Door Control as Part of an Automated Security System
Instead of panicking, consider installing a home security system that allows you to monitor and control entry and exit points of your home through a smartphone app. Instead of that sinking feeling, you can simply check the app to see if your suspicions are correct, and then push a button to close the door. With a geo-fence that uses your phone’s location services, your system could alert you that you left the garage door open if you get more than a mile away from your house.
When used as part of an automated security system, you can also double-check the other elements of the system, such as door sensors and motion to detectors, to make sure no one managed to get inside the house while the door was open.
DIY or Professional Installation Is Possible
Your garage door control can be installed with the use of a manual. Several choices are available, many of which work with the most popular voice assistants, such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Home. You may even discover you can connect the garage door control system to your current security system.
However, to ensure the very best compatibility and performance, professional installation is always the best choice. A professional security system and garage door control installer will make sure the entire system is easy to use, works correctly every time, and can provide assistance if problems should ever arise.
However you choose to install the garage door control system, there is one simple fact you can rely on: you’ll never again need to worry that you left your garage door open when you leave for work or take that family vacation.