Interesting Facts About Garage Door Openers

You may not think about your garage door opener often, but it is an important component in most homes. This device is used almost every day and plays a crucial part in the safety and security of your home. Before you dismiss your garage door opener as just a “convenience” you may want to consider these interesting facts about these important devices.

  • Garage doors are the largest and heaviest moving objects in most homes. The garage door opening system controls a few hundred pounds with a simple push of a button, day in and day out.
  • It is estimated that 70% of people use the garage door to enter their home. This means the security of this door is extremely important.
  • The first electric garage door opener was made in 1926; there has been almost 100 years of technology and advancements made on this device.
  • Since 1993, garage door openers have been required to have an auto-reversal feature to stop them from closing on people or objects. These sensors are a crucial element, but need to be kept aligned and maintained to be functional.
  • Garage door openers have become “smart.” You can purchase openers with wi-fi that will notify you if they are used and you can control the functions through your smartphone for advanced security and convenience.

While garage door openers are a vital part of many people’s everyday life, they often get neglected. Ongoing service and maintenance can ensure that the safety and security features are working correctly. Make sure to schedule annual tune-ups for your garage door opener to keep your home and family safe while extending the life of your garage door opener.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019

4 Reasons to Invest in a Smart Garage Door Opener

Are you still using a remote or control panel to operate your garage door? It is time to upgrade to a smart garage door opener for improved security, safety and convenience. Smart garage door openers are linked to your mobile device and can be operated straight through your cell phone or tablet. Here are four reasons these smart garage door openers are a wise investment for your home.

  1. No more remote. Remotes were a wonderful option when they first became available for garage doors but are now a known security risk. Anyone who has access to your remote also has access to your home. If your vehicle is stolen or broken into, someone can steal your remote and be in your home without any problems.
  2. Always have access to your garage door. You may not always have a remote on you when you need to open your garage door, but most people always have their cell phone. When you have a smart system, you can open your garage door whenever needed, even when you are not home.
  3. Security alerts. A smart garage door opener can alert you when someone has entered your home through the garage door without authorization or if the door was left open accidentally, helping keep your family and home safe.
  4. Air safety alerts. Your garage door opener can alert you when there is a safety issue in your garage or home. Smart openers can be connected to carbon monoxide, smoke and temperature sensors to alert you when there is a problem.

These are just a few of the reasons to invest in a smart garage door opener. They can also be connected to your home automation system and have other cool features that make life easier. Contact your local garage door service to learn more about the options available and to make the move to a smart opener device.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019

Control Your Garage Door With Your Smartphone

How often have you forgotten to close your garage door, or even wondered if you remembered to close your garage door?  Have you ever gone out in the morning and found that your garage door had been left open all night?  Or maybe you have come home from work and discovered that your garage door has been left open all day.  It’s easy to get distracted and forget to close your garage door.

For most families, leaving a garage door open is more than just an inconvenience – it compromises the safety of your family, your home, and your personal property.  Many families use the garage door as the primary entrance to their home and if the door between your garage and your home is left unlocked, criminals can gain easy access to your home through a garage door inadvertently left open. 

Even if you keep the door between your garage and home locked, an open garage door provides criminals an opportunity to steal anything stored in your garage or to break into your home without being seen by the neighbors.

A feature of garage door openers that is becoming increasingly popular allows you to control your garage door opener via the internet or your smartphone.  No matter where you are, if you can connect to the internet you can check on the status of your garage door using your smartphone, tablet, or computer and open or close the door remotely.  This feature is not only useful if you forget to close the garage door, but allows you to remotely allow access to your home for trusted service providers such as your plumber, exterminator, and other service providers.  Some garage door openers will even notify you when your garage door opens or if you forgot to close your garage door.

Posted on behalf of Legacy Garage Doors