How can I make my old garage door smart?

April 1, 2023
Smart garage doors and opening systems that sync with home lights, locks, and security systems are at the top of most homeowners’ lists today. Smart systems not only make coming and going more convenient, they also provide the security most families are seeking today, both for children and teens arriving home alone, and for package delivery.

So, what does this mean for homeowners with old garage door openers in Akron and Canton? Fortunately, an old opener does not automatically mean replacement if you want a smart garage door. Depending on your brand and the age of your garage door opener, you may be able to make it smart.

Smart garage doors in Canton, Ohio

Today’s smart garage door systems include the most advanced features available for homeowners, including remote access from any smart device and real-time security cameras that will alert you if someone attempts to gain access to your home or garage. You can even record and save the footage. The great news is many of these advanced features can be retrofitted to existing garage door opening systems.

How does this work? Your new smart garage door opener can be wired to the push button wall control panel of your old model garage door opener. As long as your door opening system has a push button or wall control panel and you can access the terminal through the control board, you can wire the control signal cable of the smart control unit to this terminal. Now when you use the app on your smart device, your wireless connection will send a signal through the terminal and act as a push button, opening or closing your garage door.

How many advanced features you can enable on your system will depend on the compatibility of your old model garage door opener. Your garage door expert can tell you what equipment you will need and whether your system can support it.

Smart garage door systems are in great demand in Canton, Akron and the surrounding areas. At Above & Beyond Door Systems, you can upgrade to the most advanced features, including:

  • Wi-Fi connection to your home network with total control from your smartphone or tablet.
  • Scheduling of your garage door and lights using your smart device.
  • Receive alerts to your smart device if your garage door is opened or closed.
  • An integrated camera allows you to view activity in your garage in real time or on video. With a MyQ subscription for video storage, you can keep recordings for up to 30 days.
  • Receive packages inside your garage using the Key app from Amazon linked to your MyQ account. Amazon Prime members can arrange for secure delivery of packages inside their garage.
  • Monitor garage activity in real time from your smart phone or tablet.

Call the team of experts at Above & Beyond today for details about the newest options in smart garage doors and garage door opening systems in North Canton, Canton, and Akron.

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