The Pros and Cons of Using a Smartphone to Open the Garage Door

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Smart home technology and the internet are things which continues to grow in popularity. More importantly, it continues to grow in functionality, making our busy lives just a little bit easier to manage. In recent years, several garage door accessories have made it possible to use our smartphones as garage door openers via an application. The latest products provide great features and security, but there are still those out there who question whether this smart home gadget is worth the cost and perceived risks. Just because it’s possible to do it, should we? The answer is, it depends. Here are a few of the pros and cons:

Peace of Mind

Have you ever forgot to close the garage door? It happens to the best of us from time to time. Often you don’t even know you’ve left your home open and exposed to would-be thieves and snoops until you get home. With a garage door controlled by your smartphone, you can see right from an app whether the door is open or closed. If you did forget to close the door, you could close it immediately with the touch of a button. Better still, you can do this from anywhere you may be, as long as you’re connected to the internet.


Seems like every month or two, we see another news report about hackers infiltrating big company databases and stealing our private information. It’s no wonder we are suspicious about connecting every device and appliance in our home to the internet. Even with the best security sophisticated thieves might be able to find their way into our internet connected home and garage. But that was always true before smart home technology came along! Talk to an experienced team to learn about safety features that should be put in place to protect your garage door security.


That’s up to you. There are several good options out there with the best quality smart garage opener products currently priced to fit most household budgets. Of course, it may be more or less depending on other factors, such as the age of your garage door system or your wi-fi’s reach.

If you’re interested to know more about the options, contact us here at Precision Garage Door Service for more information: (951) 331-3254. We’re here to help.