Have you ever gone to the grocery store only to realize that you forgot to close your garage door? How about coming home in the pouring rain and having to exit your vehicle to open your garage? Neither scenario sounds fun, but fortunately for you, smartphones can improve the safety and usefulness of your garage door.
From Smartphone to Garage Door Opener
Smartphones have taken over the world of mobile technology with a sense of fierce competitiveness. Smartphones do more than just allow you to make phone calls.
No matter what model of smartphone you currently own, you can use it to both open and shut your garage door. There are several apps, programs, and devices that allow you to link your garage door to your phone. These apps and devices enable you to close the garage door if you forgot to shut it, or open it without having to exit your vehicle when the weather is bad.
Garage door openers, particularly those installed on your smartphone, may very well reduce the likelihood of injury. In 2007 alone, more than 7,000 injuries related to garage doors occurred. The most common form of injury occurs because of pinching and crushing. Broken garage door springs and manual lifting of the door can cause said injuries.
However, a garage door opener, particularly one that is installed on your smartphone, can reduce injuries that occur from manual lifting. Therefore, your smartphone may very well change the future of garage door safety. Of course, any of the applications, programs and devices are relatively new, so speak to a garage door professional before you make your selection.
From Smartphone to Garage Door Alarm
Your garage is among one of the most common home-entry points for burglars. In fact, approximately 9% of burglars enter your home through the garage. A break-in can lead to the loss of your most precious valuables. It can also pose a threat to the safety of you and your family members. Fortunately, your smartphone can add a level of protection to your garage door.
Work in conjunction with a garage door specialist to ensure the safety of your garage. A garage door specialist can upgrade or repair the parts on your door to ensure it is safe and secure from potential break-ins. Furthermore, there are apps and devices that allow you to turn your smartphone into a security device for all areas of your home, including your garage door.
You can link your smartphone to security cameras and an alarm that will alert you if your garage door is opened while you are away from the house. Using the security cameras, you can view a clip to determine who entered or exited your garage and why. If a break-in occurs while you are at work, you can immediately notify the police thanks to linking your smartphone to your garage.
Although a smartphone can greatly enhance your garage door, keep in mind that you will still require maintenance and repairs to ensure its safety. Hire a garage door parts specialist to perform routine maintenance on your door. Routine maintenance will allow you to prolong the life of your door and improve its safety.
If your garage door is in need of repair or parts replacement, the use of your smartphone will prove useless—that is, unless you use it to call a professional. In order to ensure your smartphone works properly with your garage door, you need to perform the proper maintenance and repairs so the door works properly. Contact a professional near you for help with repairs and maintenance as you should never perform them alone.