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The moment when you finally get home after a long day and see the garage door open and make way to our personal slice of heaven is one of the best moments of the day. We aren’t thinking about our home security or smart garage door because we just don’t have to— it has been doing its job all day and we already know it.
The Smart Garage Door is Step One in Smart Security
It is easy to forget to close the garage door and leave our home completely vulnerable to burglary and intrusion. Since 70% of us use the garage as the primary entrance into the home, it sees a lot of action. It also provides plenty of room to leave it open and ample opportunity for thieves. This is why keeping the garage door secure is absolutely essential in keeping your home secure. Smart garage doors significantly enhance your security by eliminating the problem of the forgotten open doors and intrusion.
Know Who is Coming and Going
A smart garage door doesn’t just open and close. It provides intel, too. If the kids get home– you know it. If the dog walker comes to get the dogs using a unique code to get in, you know that too. You even know if someone tries to open it using a wrong code, you’ll get an alert letting you know. Then you can check security cameras and head off problems before they occur.
Smart Garage Doors Make Your Home More Responsive
The world is becoming increasingly connected.When your garage is connected to other smart devices and appliances through a central hub, it becomes a trigger for a whole lot of awesomeness. Using geofencing, the garage door detects your proximity and go on, triggers a response that welcomes you home. Lights go on, the temperature adjusts to your exact preference, doors unlock, and appliances turn on ready for your use. When you leave, it does it all in reverse!
Secure Savings, Too
When your garage door is part of a smart home, it helps you do more than secure the property. It also helps secure savings on energy consumption. The responsiveness means it can detect inactivity and proximity so when you leave, or forget to close the door, it initiates a response to close the door, turn off smart lights, electronics, and connected appliances. It also triggers a response from the smart thermostat to appropriately adjust the temperature. Together, that adds up to real savings.
All Action Alarm is a family owned business that has been protecting Long Island and New York City homes and businesses since 1980.