Everything is about the Internet Of Things, even Garage Door Openers and Security!

January 8th, 2016

Are your garage door opener Wi-Fi enabled?


Today’s post is by Troy Lowe; Vice President of Development at SafeSourcing.

If you currently need a new garage door opener or are looking to improve the opener that you have, you may want to take a look at making your opener Wi-Fi enabled. There a few different ways to accomplish this.  If you need to replace your current opener, most of the major brands now have Wi-Fi capabilities built in and our ready to use out of the box.  If you have a newer garage door opener, it may be Wi-Fi compatible but you need to purchase additional equipment to get it up and running.  There are also devices available that will allow you to make your current opener Wi-Fi enabled if it currently has safety photo eyes installed.  The photo eyes are usually located on the bottom of the tracks about 3 or 4 inches from the ground.  They are safety devices used to stop a door from closing if something is in the way.  Once you have your opener Wi-Fi enabled, you can download applications from your smartphone or other devices and monitor and control the garage door opener.  You can also setup schedules so that the door will check and automatically close at desired times.  This will ensure that you do not accidentally leave the door open overnight.  Below are some other features that are available for the opener.

  • Monitor status of the door
  • Receive alerts when you forget to close the door
  • Open or Close the door from anywhere with your smartphone
  • Receive alerts about door activity

If you would like some help finding a Wi-Fi solution, we can gather all the necessary information for you and help you decide which product meets your needs. If you would like more information on how SafeSourcing can help you, please contact a SafeSourcing Customer Service representative. We have an entire team ready to assist you today.

We look forward to your comments.




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