Pros and Cons of Smart Garage Door Openers

The old fashioned method of opening your garage door by having to get out of your car or home, walking up to the door, and having to pull and then push it up and out of the way is a thing of the past (thank goodness!). Did you know that you even had to lock your garage door with a key to prevent break-ins? Yikes! Now, we open our garage door with just the push of a button, which is a considerable benefit to Wisconsin homeowners that prefer not to get out of their warm cars while it’s snowing, raining, or freezing temperatures. So having your garage door connected to the internet is going to be even better right? Not always, so what here are the pros and cons of having a smart garage door opener.  smart garage door opener

Pros of a Smart Garage Door Opener:

  • Security – Many smart garage door openers have cameras so that you can see who is coming in and out of your garage.
  • Remote opening capabilities – Smart openers can link up to most smartphones. So if you have a package being delivered or need to let someone inside of your home, you don’t have to worry about giving out your garage door combination anymore. You can simply open the app for your garage door and hit open.

Cons of a Smart Garage Door Opener:

  • Cost – A smart garage door opener can be more costly than a regular garage door opener, but if you are ready to make the investment, we recommend the LiftMaster myQ.
  • Set-up time – If the features of a smart garage door opener are something that you would consistently use on a regular basis, then taking the time to download the app and to follow the instructions to connect everything to your smartphone might seem worth it. But if this is not something that you would often use then, the process might seem time-consuming and frustrating.

If you want to upgrade your outdated regular garage door opener to a smart garage door opener, our experts at Modern Overhead Door can help. Contact us at call (920) 354-6887 for a free quote on how to add technology to your garage doors for your home or business around these Wisconsin cities and their surrounding areas: Appleton, Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, Ripon, Kaukauna, Mayville, and Fond du Lac. For years, we have been serving the Fox Valley area with garage door replacements, garage door installation, garage door openers, and all of your overhead door needs. 

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