These days, smartphone technology has revolutionized the way we interact with our gadgets and appliances. Smartphones can be used for a variety of functions, including making calls, taking pictures and videos, playing games and surfing the web. But did you know that your smartphone can also be utilized to control your garage door opener? There are several different ways to enable your phone to work both as a device and as a remote control for your garage door.
Using A Bluеtооth Headset
One of the most cost-effective and easiest methods to enable your phone as a garage door remote control is to purchase a Bluetooth headset along with the appropriate app. By attaching just a few wires in the right places, you can now open your garage door with just your cell phone. It’s important to note that you do need to be within Bluetooth range for the phone to activate the opener; however, this should not be an issue since people are used to using traditional short-range remotes anyway, and having their phone serve multiple purposes gives them one less device to worry about keeping track of.
Add-Ons Tо Your Operating System
There are various systems available on today’s market that you can connect to your home’s router that will allow you use of your smartphone in order open or close the garage door from either short or long distances. These add-ons are quite simple to install, which many people find convenient. If you have a non-MyQ Chamberlain or Liftmaster system, then opt for MyQ Smartphone Control System. If you already have MyQ enabled Chamberlain or Liftmaster equipment; then select either the MyQ Home Bridge or Liftmaster Internet Gateway option instead. And if it’s Genie brand equipment that needs updating; go for Genie Aladdin Connect instead. If you’re looking into replacing an old opener with newer technology altogether; consider investing in one with built-in Wi-Fi functionality so that connecting it directly would be much simpler than trying other methods such as using Bluetooth headsets or linking router systems together.
Having trouble setting up any of these systems? Don’t hesitate to contact professional help who can get everything working for you in no time at all!