Since the inception of the garage door opener, it has been far easier entering and leaving the garage for millions of people around the world. However, the garage door opener has become a bit dated since the release of smart phones. These oversized, bulky remotes sit inside of a vehicle, and for anyone who accidentally leaves their vehicle unlocked, a person can instantly grab the remote and easily gain access to the interior of the person’s house. Beyond this, for someone who uses the older remotes, they need to spend large sums of money to have a different remote for every vehicle, and for larger families with four different cars, being able to do this just is not a great option. Instead, using a garage door opener app is far more beneficial for any family or person who wants to access the interior of their garage, without relying on the outdated technology. With the remote garage door opener app such as MyQ Garage, a person, family or group of people can easily sync up their mobile phone with the system and always open up their garage door, even if they are not in their car.
The garage door opener app for iPhone is an excellent addition to any garage. First off, it does not require any alterations to the current existing garage door. So, for people working about whether or not they need to drop hundreds, if not thousands of dollars, this is not the case at all. In fact, the entire setup costs $130, and there are unlimited options for adding the application for different people in the house who need to open the garage door, without increasing the price of the service.
The mobile application is rather easy to setup, as it comes with two different components. There is a base station that can be installed onto the current garage door opener with a pair of provided screws, and the second element is a battery powered box that attached to the garage door with the help of some light adhesive tape.
The box mounted to the door has a built in accelerometer inside, so it is able to detect when the garage door is opened, closed or when it is moving. This information can be transmitted to the application on a person’s phone, so they always know when the door is opened or closed. This way, if they are at work and suddenly realize they might of left the garage door open, they do not need to rush home in a panic. They can simply bring up the application on the phone and check this out.
The device that connects to the ceiling near the opener just needs to plug into a nearby power outlet (which is probably already right above the garage door opener. With the equipment connected to one another, the user of the device can download the application to their mobile device. It works on both iOS and Android, and it does not necessarily need to sync up with a phone, as the application can be installed on a tablet as well.
The application has some nice features beyond just telling the user if the door is opened or closed (or if it is currently opening or closing). It also shows how long the door has been opened or closed for. To open or close the door, the user just needs to push the door icon on the application and the device is going to wirelessly send this information to the receiver that is installed next to the garage door opener, which then tells the garage door opener to open and close. The best thing about this is that a person can use the application, anywhere in the world, and their garage door is going to receive the signal in a second or two. The person can even be in flight, 30,000 feet above the earth and realize they didn’t shut the garage door when leaving. As long as the plane has an Internet connection, the person can beam down the request to their garage door and no longer need to worry about whether or not the garage door is open or closed. This brings the technology into the 21st century.