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Our 3 Favorite Smart Gadgets for Your Home & Garage

in Garage Door Installation, Garage Door Safety by elkgrovegaragedoorco

It’s the 21st century — welcome to it. Smart technology and the internet connected home have the power to transform our lives. This technology puts the power of control in your hands, making it possible to manage an amazing number of things in your house from your mobile device, from anywhere. Here are our 3 favorite smart technologies for your home.

Smart Garage Door

We call it a smart garage door, but it’s actually a smart garage door opener. You don’t have to install a new garage door to benefit from this technology upgrade — all you need to do is to install a smart garage door opener.

This technology gives you complete control of your garage door with your mobile phone, computer or other connected device. You can view your garage door on your phone to see if you remembered to close it. Smart garage doors also make package theft a thing of the past. You can give your delivery driver access to your garage door and they can store your package safely inside.

Smart Thermostat

Did you know that heating and cooling contribute to half of a household’s energy consumption, according to the US Department of Energy. Cutting your costs is good for the environment and it’s great for your household budget. A smart thermostat makes it possible to adjust the temperature of your home remotely. During the hot summers we get in Elk Grove, California, you can minimize the air conditioning in your home when you aren’t home. When it’s time to make that commute, you can kick the AC back up to nice and breezy so it’s cool when you get home.

Smart Doorbell

Smart doorbells have become very popular because they make life easy. They provide crisp video of your door 24/7 so you can always see who’s at the door, even when you’re at work. The live and recordable video makes it easier to see the person on the other end of the door so you are more secure. You can also provide access to kids when they get home from school.

Troubleshooting Garage Door Opener Repair

Is your garage door opener not responding to the remote or the keypad? Let’s troubleshoot this repair. Start by moving closer to the door. It’s possible you are out of range. Check the antenna to the motor unit. It may have become broken or bent, which could cause a disrupted signal. Does the keypad work? Then there’s a good chance the batteries are dead in your remote. If all else fails, try reprogramming the garage door. Occasionally, the computer components lose their settings and need to be reprogrammed. Check the manual of your garage door opener to proceed with reprogramming either the remote or the garage door opener itself.