Sell Your House with These Smart Home Garage Upgrades
Homeowners nowadays are taking advantage of smart technology to protect and secure their homes.
An obvious first step to this is installing smart locks on entry doors, and using a home security system to provide peace of mind.
However, many people forget about securing their garage door as part of their home security overhaul.
There are great products on the market now, that don’t cost an arm and a leg, that can secure your garage easily from intruders while providing control over this often overlooked entry point to your home.
Many thieves easily gain access to a victim’s home through the garage. Using a smart or WiFi enabled garage door opener can go a long way in protecting your home.
WiFi Enabled Garage Door Features
Smart garage door openers allow you to open or close your garage door right from the app on your smartphone, whether you’re at home or out. These openers do come with battery backup options so you can still open or close the door when the power or internet is down!
The great feature of these WiFi enabled doors is the ability to check on the status of your garage door when you’re away. You can also set up alerts in the app to alert you if the door opens or closes, when someone arrives home, or that the door is closing at a preset time you’ve set up.
Which Smart Garage Door Opener Should I Chose?
We love LiftMaster garage door openers, and all of their openers are now “Smart”. You can enjoy this technology on their wide range of opener options, including chain drive openers, belt drive openers and Jackshaft openers. Chamberlain also has a great MyQ technology opener on the market.
LiftMaster also offers an automatic lock that works with their smart garage door openers, to lock the garage once it is closed. Not only does it provide peace of mind, it also reinforces the door as well and works seamlessly with your opener.
Other Smart Home Upgrades for Your Garage
There are lots of other products on the market that can help ramp up your connected home, and keep your home secure.
“Smart” Opener Add-On
There are devices on the market that sync up with your existing garage door to make it “smart”. It allows you to control your garage door from an app.
Smart Cam with Flood Light
Cameras, not just in and outside of your garage, but at your front door and other key entry points, are always a great idea! Ring makes a product for your front doorbell which everyone knows about. But did you know they also make an outdoor WiFi camera with a built in flood light? This has the great features of the doorbell (alerts, camera, recording and microphone) and the flood lights are a perfect anti-theft addition.
Smart Doorknobs and Deadbolts
Upgrading the “intelligence” of your door locks is also a great addition to any smart home. There are many options including keypad entry and regular deadbolts with a key that are WiFi enabled. You can check if you locked the door once you’re at work, and you can let in a guest when they are at your door and you’re not.
There are many ways you can make your home and garage, a main point of entry, safe, secure and smart. The technology available allows you to control your garage from wherever you are.