We live in an age where everything is becoming more and more connected, and we have the internet to thank for that. Phones can fly drones, fridges can go shopping for us and even toilets can communicate with your doctor, so it makes perfect sense that this technology should be applied to garage door receivers as well. If this has peaked your interest, then keep reading for some of the major advantages and disadvantages of opting to have a Wi-Fi receiver installed in your garage.
Automatic openers are typically operated by remotes, and there is a variety of them. The trouble with these is that they have a tendency to disappear, and when they get lost it can punch quite a hole in the personal security of your home or place of work. When there is more than one person trying to get access to a premise, it can become easy to lose track of who is coming and going. Having a Wi-Fi receiver, however, makes this much easier to manage.
Each person who uses the door can use Wi-Fi to connect their smart-phones or tablets to the garage door opener transmitter exclusively, which gives you greater control over who enters the property.
Having a Wi-Fi receiver also allows you to open your garage doors from literally anywhere with an internet connection. This doesn’t sound so amazing out of context, but imagine if you have some furniture delivered to your home and you are not there. Instead of having to waste time rushing home to let the delivery guys in, all you need to do is swipe your finger over your phone to open your doors for them.
The only real draw-back to Wi-Fi receivers is that often enough the safety of your home depends a lot on the security of your home’s network. It shouldn’t be at all easy for anyone to pair their device with your receiver without you knowing about it, but infiltrations can happen if you haven’t taken care to boost your home’s internet security. This can be avoided by ensuring a password complicated enough for your network.
Another worry is that of what happens when someone who is paired with the receiver loses their phone, or has it stolen. Well this shouldn’t be a problem, and is in fact dealt with more easily than if one were to lose a garage remote with traditional receivers. All you need to do is adjust the settings on the receiver, and once again your home will be secure.
As you can see the advantages outweigh the drawbacks, and there are certainly more to be talked about than can be fit into this blog. If you’ve been wondering whether or not you should get one, why not give them a try. We wager you’ll be impressed.