The recent explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and home automation solutions through smart devices has made the process of transforming your San Diego home into a “connected home” a convenient reality. This includes connecting your garage door opener to the internet, allowing it to be controlled by a smart device wirelessly.
Apps for your tablet, smartphone or even PC are now available both from garage door manufacturers, as well as from third-party product manufacturers, which can connect many different models of San Diego garage door openers to your home wireless network. Popular apps like GarageMate found on the iTunes Store require the purchase of a wireless receiver that connects your garage door opener to your home network, while name-brand manufacturer apps like Craftsman Garage Door connect to the opener thru a proprietary technology called AssureLink Connectivity that is built into the hardware. Plus, there are apps and solutions available for both iPhone and Android technologies.
What About Security?
Finding a compatible app and garage door opener might be the easy part, but configuring the app and opener to work with an existing home automation or home security system may be challenging. Professional San Diego garage door installation services are always available to configure your system and help get it working on your smart device. Occasionally, the garage door opener is just too outdated to support the newest technologies that have been developed just in the past few years.
With the right research and know-how, the IoT has made converting your San Diego home, including your garage door, into a “connected-home” a much simpler and convenient reality.