Home security should no longer be a major concern of homeowners nowadays. With so many gadgets, devices and apps available in the market today, you will have no problem in securing your home no matter how much money you may want to spend on it. One of the sections of your home that you need to secure is your garage door since it is the largest opening in your home where thieves and burglar usually explore. Apart from new hardware, there are many innovations in home security such as the garage door app. Consider the following innovative products if you want to improve the safety level of your home.
Smartphone apps are the latest innovations that will boost your ability to protect your home against break-ins and burglaries. These latest innovations will enable you to use your smartphone to manage and control your garage door opener. This is easily done by just downloading a garage door app from the internet and installing it in your smartphone. The good thing about using a smartphone app is that you can monitor and control what’s happening in your garage even if you’re away. An app will not only let you see who’s trying to enter your home without your permission but will also allow you to let in cleaning services while you’re on vacation somewhere without giving them a key to your door.
Garage Door Video Monitoring
Home security systems that are sold in the market today usually include video monitoring. With this innovation, you can see in real time what’s going on in front of your garage door. Video monitoring can be added to your automatic garage door opener. If you see an unauthorized person trying to trespass through your garage, you can then call the police authorities to prevent him from breaking in. Together with video monitoring, you can also record what’s happening. The video recording will be presented as evidence should you choose to charge the culprit in court.
Automatic Garage Door Timer
There will be times when you will forget to close your garage door. But now, there is no need for you to worry. Garage doors can now be fitted with automatic timers which close or open the door at preset times. Thus, even if you forget to close the garage door, the automatic timer will kick in and do the job. An automatic timer will also come in handy if you are coming home from the grocery store with your hands full. If you set the timer in 5 minutes, the garage door will close by itself.
Reverse mechanism on garage doors is another door accessory that will boost your home’s safety. This mechanism will reverse the closing motion of the garage door if there is something or someone blocking the path of the door. It could prevent accidents from happening. For instance, if there is an object that blocks the door’s path while the door is closing, the reverse mechanism will stop motion of the door. Or if there is an object that could prevent the bottom edge of the door from resting securely on the floor, the reverse mechanism will kick in automatically.
Intelligent Interface Console
As its name implies, the intelligent interface console allows you to control your garage door opener in many ways even if you’re not around. If you are on vacation and you don’t want anybody to fool around with your garage door in order to enter your home, you can program the interface to disable the opener. The interface also keeps a log of who comes out and who enters in your garage door. You can also program the console without having to climb up to where the door opening mechanism is.
Install motion detectors in your garage door openers and incorporate them with your security cameras and you will be able to see who’s trying to access your home without your permission. You can also integrate security lights to turn on as soon as motion is detected by the mechanism.
Whole-Home Safety Technology
With today’s advanced technology, you can also opt for a home security that will cover the entirety of your home. The internet is the backbone of this whole-home safety innovation. That means your house lights, your house heating and air-conditioning, appliances and other gadgets will be fully monitored and controlled by this technology. It might be the most expensive security system, but it offers the best in home protection and safety.