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Smart Garage Door Opener Buying Guide

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Whether you’re in the house, at the office, or on a beach somewhere – monitoring and operating the garage door has never been possible. Thanks to modern technology, you can do this directly from your smartphone with a smart garage door opener. Real-time alerts if the door is left open or it’s operated by someone other than you are also possible. You may even be able to set custom opening and closing schedules. App features do differ from one brand to another though. A strong internet connection – one that reaches the garage – is required to ensure the opener works properly.

Getting Started

You have a few options when it comes to choosing a smart garage door opener. It just depends on whether you want to replace your existing one or just upgrade with an add-on accessory. MyQ from LiftMaster allows complete control of the garage door without requiring you to purchase a whole new opener. Not all openers, however, are compatible with these controllers.

Your other option is to replace the garage door opener. In certain situations, this may make the most sense. There are a variety of smart openers to choose from, including chain-drive and belt-drive. While chain-drive openers are the most affordable, they are quite loud, and not recommended in homes with sleeping quarters directly above the garage. Belt-drive openers offer the quietest operation.

Getting started is relatively easy. Once the opener or connector has been installed and you’ve downloaded the corresponding app, it should walk you through the steps to add the opener to your home Wi-Fi. Instructions for using it should also be included in the app. You can also ask your local garage door repair professional to show you how to set it up as well as how to use it.

Total Home Automation

Complete smart-technology openers and connectors are compatible with other smart home devices and home automation platforms. This includes Apple Homekit, Google Home, Nest, and IFTTT. Full compatibility can allow you to adjust the temperature, turn lights on and off, and view live video feed. Subscription fees may apply depending on the manufacturer and their partners. Some newer vehicle systems are compatible with smart garage door openers as well.

Category : Garage Door Openers

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Craig Engstrom

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Jason Graun

No doubt they are the best garage door company in the valley. Had them out to replace an opener, springs, rod and gave me a very good quote to add a 2nd opener on the small door. Cody was the technician doing the work, great guy, very helpful and took his time explaining my options.

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Really saved our night. When we discovered the spring had broken on our garage door, locking our cars inside, it was a stressful situation. At first we thought we’d have to wait til morning but Arizona’s Best Garage Door got technicians over the same night, fixed the door at a fair price, and got us unstuck in time for me to pick up my teenager (saving us Uber money). They did a great estimate and stuck to it. And when my big dog barked at strangers in the house they both took time to put him at ease. It was an excellent resolution to our little emergency

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Google verified job · Very responsive ! I am the landlord and this is a rental for me. It was almost as if I was there but didn’t have to be. Travis communicated with me, sent pictures/video, cared about my budget, went above and beyond with a temporary fix until a replacement door could be installed. Made sure I benefited from current incentives, price was reasonable. Travis was my main point of contact and could not have been better. I have never given any service 5 stars. REALLY impressed and positive about this experience. Thank you so much !

Jon Doe

Tim & Cody were great. Cody explained everything in details and terms I could understand. Cody made special accommodations for my handicap and made me feel at ease with his professionalism. He is dedicated to his craft and it shows. My only complaint would be with google for only letting me rate up to 5 stars when they deserve a lot more. Great company, excellent service, could not of dreamed of any better. Thanks a Million Guys!!

Jon Gomez

A star for same-day service! A star for arriving precisely on time with a 30-minute advanced notice! A star for the company sending me a biography and clearance check of my service person in advance! A star for excellent repair service done in 30 minutes! A star for the best pricing of any garage door service I’ve ever had! Why would I not give them 5 stars?!

K

Jay was very professional and showed me the problem with the door. He then made the repair in an hour and it was working better than before! I would recommend Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company to anyone that needs their garage door fixed!

Michelle

I’m not one to post or post comments but I have to Arizona’s Best Garage Door has DEFINITELY lived up to its positive reputation that others have commented on. Our spring broke on the garage door. We replaced the spring, cable and opted to get a new opener. I experienced the same great customer service from the beginning when the appt was scheduled over the phone to the moment when the technician Travis completed the work. Travis was friendly and thorough to explain the operation of the wi if opener we installed. I would use this company again and highly recommend to anyone in need of garage door repair.

Nick Nicolini

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Philip Randall

Came out and completed requested repairs on my garage doors and as completing inspection, found several other ares that they recommended replacement parts. Most of the parts were original to the home (1995) so I wanted peace of mind that our doors would function with no issues moving forward. Our technician, Travis, took the time to explain what he saw and was very through in his work. Thanks again and will highly recommend.

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