What Is a WiFi Garage Door Opener?
A WiFi garage door opener uses an Internet connection to control and monitor your garage. Using an app on your smartphone, you can connect to your garage door from anywhere with a reliable Internet connection.
The app can replace your garage’s remote control and provide alerts, such as when you’ve left the door open. You can also manage who can access your garage, set automatic rules for opening and closing and even use video to monitor the garage.
Are WiFi Garage Door Openers Safe?
WiFi garage door openers from reputable brands are safe to use. They are encrypted and often based in the cloud to provide maximum security. Plus, they adhere to the strict security requirements of their cloud partners such as Google and Apple. For additional peace of mind, many companies also offer automatic garage door locks that make it nearly impossible for an intruder to gain entry into your garage.
WiFi garage openers can help prevent theft by telling you when it is opened or closed and alert you to any door activity. Garages are common targets for theft, so using a WiFi opener provides an added layer of security and peace of mind.
How to Open Your Garage With Your Smartphone
WiFi door openers allow you to open your garage through your smartphone. The WiFi connection with your home router enables you to connect the garage to smartphone apps that you use to control and monitor your garage. Essentially, the app replaces your handheld opener.
MyQ Mobile App
One popular garage door app is MyQ, created by LiftMaster®. It is a free download with no annual fees. Once downloaded and connected to your garage, the MyQ app allows you to open, close and monitor your garage door from anywhere.
With the app, you can customize how your garage door interacts with other smart devices such as Google Assistant, Nest and more. The integrated technologies enable you to program and control everything from one source for optimum convenience and security.
LiftMaster® WiFi Garage Door Openers Available at A Better Door Company
At A Better Door Company, we have several WiFi garage door openers available, including:
Elite Series 8550W Garage Door Opener
The LiftMaster® 8550W garage door opener works with the MyQ app so you can control your garage door from anywhere, set schedules and get activity alerts. It also links to partner apps for additional garage control options such as geofence closing and voice control.
Elite Series 8500W Garage Door Opener
The advanced LiftMaster® 8500W opener is a wall mount opener with built-in WiFi. It is compatible with the MyQ app so you can open and close your door from anywhere as well as receive activity alerts. You can also link to partner apps for enhanced control features such as voice control. This series comes with MyQ remote LED light, integrated battery backup and automatic garage door lock.