Everything You Need to Know About Smart Garage Doors

If you’re like many people in Calgary, you open and close your garage door a lot. You probably already use a remote control to open it, so why not take it a step further by having Crowfoot & Crosstown Garage Door Services set you up with a smart garage door opener that can be controlled using your smartphone, tablet or computer from anywhere in the world?


How does a smart garage door work?

While older garage door remotes use radio frequencies to signal the door to open and close, smart garage doors use either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to know when to open. Instead of a separate remote that can be easily lost, you can control your door using the smartphone you probably have in your pocket.

While both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technologies allow your garage door opener to be controlled by your smartphone, they work somewhat differently from each other. The Bluetooth connection requires you to be within a range of your garage door to work, while a Wi-Fi connection uses your home’s internet signal and can be used from anywhere.

Benefits of a smart garage door opener

There are a lot of good reasons to have a smart garage door opener, including the following:
You won’t lose the controller: As long as you have your phone with you, you won’t have to worry about losing the garage door remote.
You’ll have peace of mind: If you ever find yourself wondering if you remembered to close it when you left the house, your Wi-Fi garage door opener lets you check no matter where you are. If you did forget, you can close it with the press of a button.
You can control who gets in: When you’re expecting a delivery, you can either use the app to remotely open the garage, or you can set up a temporary access code that will work only once.
It can become a part of your smart home: You can control your garage using the same app or hub you use for your lights and security system.


Smart garage doors in and around Calgary

Call us today if you’d like to know more about getting a smart garage door controller for your home. With over 20 years of experience, we can help you find the perfect new garage door opener for your home.

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