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What is a smart garage door?

18/04/2018

Huddersfield Garage Doors has been supplying and installing top quality garage doors in the Huddersfield area for over 20 years, and likes to keep their customers up to date with all the latest technology in the world of garage doors. Here is a quick run-down of the features available from popular smart garage door systems.

Smart garage doors allow owners to operate their garage doors when away from the property. This provides the additional reassurance that you can check whether your garage door is open or closed even if you are not at home. Typically, smart garage doors require a controller, a hub, and a sensor attached to the garage door, but installation requirements and features vary.

The Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Hub allows you to check whether your smart garage doors are open or closed, and open or close them remotely, using an app installed on your Android or iphone. Installation is relatively straightforward, with no wires to attach, although you will have to bolt a hub onto your existing garage door opener. Chamberlain MyQ is compatible with a variety of other smart home devices, but is not compatible with the Amazon Alexa.

Smart garage doors that are compatible with the Amazon Alexa include the not overly expensive Garadget. This simple but effective hub will add remote control, and voice activation to your smart garage doors. The Alcidae Garager smart garage doors are controlled by your smart phone, and the system includes a surveillance camera attached to the garage door opener. Future plans for this brand include smart home compatibility. The GeoGate 2 works with third-party cameras, and the smart garage doors are controlled and monitored on a smart phone app.

With the increasing interest in smart home control for all aspects of our domestic environment, smart garage doors are likely to be a popular option for Yorkshire's top quality garage doors from the local experts at Huddersfield Garage Doors.


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