As men, you also like convenience, especially when it comes to managing your house and keeping your valuables, like your cars and motorcycles, safe at all times. Fortunately, you’re at a time when technology is your best buddy. As such, there are even new technologies out there to help you take advantage of garage automation.
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What Is Automation?
Before talking about how a smart garage makes your life easy, what is it exactly?
Automation uses programmable electronic, mechanical, and even software processes to make a particular function easier. Programmable automation has been around for more than a century. It usually makes mundane tasks faster and easier. For example, think about how washing machines and microwaves lessen the effort you need to do your laundry and cooking, respectively, compared to doing these tasks manually.
In the industrial age, factories used automated machines to perform tasks more quickly and accurately. It freed up the people in those facilities to do other jobs, like designing new products and improving production.
Garage automation is no different. It makes mundane tasks faster and easier, allowing you to spend time on more important things.
With that in mind, here are the benefits of having a smart garage:
1. Reduced Risk of Musculoskeletal Injuries
One of the primary benefits of having a smart garage is that it can help to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries. You can program it to operate in a way that minimizes the amount of manual labor required to open and close the door.
For example, you can use a remote control to automatically open and close the door, whether the garage holds vehicles. If you don’t have a remote control, you can program the garage door to work with an app. Some mobile platforms even include a camera, so you can see who drops by the garage.
2. Improved Security
A smart garage can also provide an improved level of security for your home. You can program the door to open or close only when you have an authorized device, such as a key card, within range. It reduces the risk of someone gaining unauthorized access to your home.
You can even configure your smart garage to give home notifications, such as when children come home from school or when deliveries arrive at your front doorstep.
3. Increased Convenience
A smart garage makes your life more convenient. You can open or close the door remotely by using your smartphone, which enables you to come and go as needed without physically opening or closing the door yourself. It can allow you to more easily accommodate last-minute changes in your schedule, such as picking up groceries on the way home from work.
What Makes a Smart Garage?
For a garage to be “smart,” it must have a few key features. These include the ability to be controlled remotely, integrated with home automation systems, and outfitted with sensors that can detect an issue. Here are the essential components of a smart garage.
1. Garage Door Rollers
One of the critical components of smart garage doors is the garage door roller. Rollers are what make the garage door move smoothly. They also enable it to control your garage remotely since that requires an electrical connection between the roller and some other part of the door opener.
2. Door Sensors
Door sensors detect when you leave a door has open or close because something obstructs its path or is not closed correctly. You can also use it to see if someone has opened the door because their key card or smartphone was within range.
3. Garage Door Track
The garage door track is what the doors glide along when they are in motion. If this part of your smart garage malfunctions, it can prevent you from using your automated door opener. The garage door track guide roller usually detects an issue since it can’t move when the garage door itself is stuck in place.
Cameras are becoming an increasingly important part of smart home technology. They can be used to monitor who is coming and going, as well as keep an eye on your garage when you’re not home. This is especially important if you have a detached garage or if the door to your garage is visible from a window in your house.
5. Wireless Technology
Most smart garage systems rely on wireless technology to function so that you can control the door from anywhere. This includes having sensors inside the garage that communicate with the central controller and an Internet connection that links your garage door opener with your smartphone or computer.
Whether you’re looking for increased security, convenience, or just a way to make your life a little easier, a smart garage can be an excellent investment. Incorporating some of the latest technology can provide these benefits and more.