There are many reasons our customers choose to go with smart garage door openers. These openers don’t come with remotes, rather, you use an app on your phone. Many people have preferred this over the openers of old.
The Benefits of a Smart Opener
As you can imagine, there are many great benefits to installing a smart opener. One of the biggest reasons to go with a model that is wi-fi ready is so that you won’t have to keep up with a remote. Depending on the model you go with, you can also have the ability to:
- Receive reminders if you leave your door open
- Video monitoring
- Set rules for automatic opening and closing
Our technicians can share with you in greater detail the benefits of the openers available to you.
How to Choose The Right App
There are a few things you need to figure out before you select an app for your opener. Here are a few things you should do ahead of time:
- Figure out if you have an opener that connects via Wi-fi, Bluetooth, or Cellular
- Look at the reviews on the app and see if it is compatible with your opener
- Check out the monthly fees associated with the app
You will need to do a bit of research before selecting the right app for your equipment. Check with the manufacturer to determine if there is a suggestion of which one to go with.
Apps For Your Garage Door Opener
If you have an Android or iPhone, here’s a list of apps you should check out. Each one is compatible with different openers. Make sure it will work with your brand.
1. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener
This app works with Chamberlain openers. You can set up real-time alerts to let you know if your door has been opened or closed. Also, you can schedule to close your door at certain times of the day and have the lights cut off or on. It has a 4.4 rating in the app store.
2. Craftsman Garage Door Opener
You can use the app to open your garage door for people who are stopping by while you are gone. That’s a great feature if you have something that is being delivered during the day or a friend that needs to get in your house. Its reviews are 3.2, which is pretty low. Looks like your best bet is to just try it out and see if it works well for you.
3. Sesame Garage Door Remote Opener App
You’ll need the H&A Open Sesame Garage Door Opener Bluetooth Device for this app. It is easy to use and has the ability for you to add other smartphones to control your opener. That is a great feature if you have multiple people coming and going in your garage. It’s rated 3.8 in the app store.