If someone would have told you 10 years ago that there would be a way to control your home’s environment—which doors were locked, what lights were turned on and off, what position your garage door was in—from anywhere, you would have told them they were crazy.

Well, thanks to advances in technology and the invention of the smartphone, the future is now. That’s right, you can operate your garage door from any location around the globe in real time.

How does it all work? Keep reading to find out about the exciting, tech-savvy, secure, and convenient direction that the garage door industry is moving in.

Garage Door Automation Systems: The Basics

Automated garage door systems consist of three key elements. A control module and position sensor are attached to the garage door to track the door’s movements. The third piece is an app that’s installed on your smartphone. That’s where the door’s movement data instantaneously appears.

Inside an Automated Garage Door App

Garage Door Opening

The automated systems app is what acts as the link between your garage door and you. Connecting and transferring the door’s movement data using your phone’s internet connection (as long as your phone has internet), access to the live report and operating the functions of your garage door on your end is a go.

If you think about it, your modern garage door without automation is already pretty tech smart. After all, when you push the open/close remote within range, the door instantaneously opens, closes, or pauses and reverses direction.

What smart garage openers do is transfer this same remote power to your smartphone’s screen and rely on the phone’s internet to communicate with the door even over long distances.

Additionally, the door will sense your smartphone once it’s hooked up to the app, so as long as you have your phone, its smooth sailing into the driveway, remote-free.

Some Special Features of Smart Opener Apps

  • Get real-time notifications of when the door opens or remains open after a certain period of time.
  • See a dashboard of previous garage door activity.
  • Set open/close periods and unique schedules for weekdays vs. weekends or specific days of the week.
  • Share access with other users.

For benefits associated with automating your garage (and there are plenty!), check out our post on the benefits of an automated garage and how the above features can come in handy.

Interested in Learning More About Garage Door Automation?

Being able to operate your garage door from anywhere is one modern marvel that continues to amaze us and our customers.

At Precision Door, we take pride in being able to offer our homeowners in Delaware and Maryland the most advanced, quality products in the industry and are happy to offer you a selection of openers that are on the cutting edge when it comes to their apps and automation.

To find out more about the smart openers we carry, check out our featured models and get in touch with us to schedule a free garage door consultation for your home or business.