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An Introduction to Smart Garage Opener and Controller

Updated: Aug 23, 2021

About 89 percent of American homeowners use their garage doors to enter their homes. Also, nearly 71 percent of Americans use a garage door opener to operate their door. Garage door openers have been around since the 1930s, so it isn’t a surprise that many people use them. Although old-school garage door openers are convenient, they could compromise your home’s security. So, you should consider replacing your traditional garage door opener with a smart garage opener and controller.

Here’s everything you need to know about intelligent garage openers before getting one for your home:

What is a smart garage opener?

A smart garage opener works like a traditional garage opener but with an upgrade to connect to a wi-fi network so you can operate it remotely. There are primarily two types of smart garage doors:

  • Full system openers: As the name suggests, full system openers are complete packages with motor, drive mechanisms, and other elements to set up your smart garage openers.

  • Add-on devices: These devices act as a controlled hub affixed to an existing traditional garage door opener to make it a smart one.

Why should you opt for a smart garage opener?

Your garage door is never left open

One of the main features of a smart garage opener is that you can know whether your garage door is open or closed. So even if you forget if you have closed the door or not, you can always check on your phone to confirm and close it if you left it open.

Keep track of who comes in and goes out

A smart garage door open keeps a complete log of whenever the garage door was opened and closed. So you always know when kids got home or went out. You can also keep track of when the house helps, or the nanny comes and goes. It helps you keep your home more secure.

Keep your deliveries safe

Often, you may not be at home to receive a package, and the delivery person may leave it on the porch, where it can easily be stolen. However, if you have a smart garage opener, you can open your garage door remotely when the delivery person arrives, and they can leave the package safely in your garage.


Another benefit of a smart garage opener is that it can be integrated with your home automation system. You can change the settings to help you trigger an alarm or start a camera recording when the garage door is breached to enhance your home’s security.

About Alarmco Smart Home Security

If you are looking for a place to buy a smart garage door opener or other home security systems, Alarmco Smart Home Security should be your one-stop shop. We offer a wide range of packages and gadgets for security, surveillance, and home automation. We use Brinks Home Security’s panel and mobile app to control smart home devices remotely. If you are a resident of Shreveport, LA, and want to set up a home security system, call us at 8774468100. You can also email us at, and we will customize a package according to your requirements.

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