A Guide to Smart Garage Tech

You’re at the airport and just about to take off when you realize you forgot to close your garage door. All the security cameras, automated front door locks and interior light timers in the world won’t protect your home if your garage door is open — but what can you do? The good news is that smart garage tech will ride to your rescue, giving you more control over your home’s security than ever before.

Things to Know in This Article:

What Is Smart Garage Door Tech?

Smart garage door tech makes it possible for you to control your garage door’s function, and sometimes more, when you’re away from home. As long as you have an automated garage door opener and wireless internet, you can connect them with smart garage tech using an aftermarket accessory. If you don’t have an automatic garage door opener, you can buy and install a smart-tech-enabled model from Chamberlain and LiftMaster, two brands carried by DistribuDoors and trusted by many Pacific Northwest homeowners.

How Do I Install a Smart Garage Door Opener?

Smart garage door opener tech is easy to install and use. If you want to do it yourself, start by attaching the smart tech controller to your existing automated garage door opener. You may need to connect two wires from the new controller to the open and close nodes. If your smart tech accessory includes a safety sensor, you’ll also need to connect that. Safety sensors are helpful because they can prevent damage to your belongings while also telling you remotely if your door is partially open.

Next, you’ll need to connect your smart tech controller with your home’s WiFi network. Here’s a pro tip: Make sure your wireless connection reaches your garage. If it doesn’t, consider installing a WiFi booster close to your garage so that your smart tech controller works properly.

Download the corresponding app to your smartphone. The app will give you step-by-step instructions on how to connect your phone to the controller. It may also help you troubleshoot any missteps you may have made during installation.

Things You Can Do With Smart Garage Tech

Of course, smart garage door opening tech will help you open and close your doors no matter where you are, as long as you have access to the internet. Some smart tech controllers provide only basic functionality, but many can also:

  • Record what goes on in your garage. Many smart tech systems integrate with home security devices such as Nest and Wink.
  • Integrate with Google Home and Apple HomeKit. Keep in mind that integrating with these systems may require the purchase of a compatibility accessory.
  • Turn on lights and air conditioning inside your home.
  • Send reminders to open and close your garage doors.
  • Automate garage door opening and closing.
  • Control who can open and close your garage doors.

If you’re interested in learning more about smart garage tech, DistribuDoors can help. We can install an aftermarket system on your existing automated garage door opener or replace your manually operated garage door with a new smart tech door.

Contact us today to learn how smart garage door tech can improve your home’s security.

Related Resources