The most recent trends in the humble garage door opener may surprise you. In just ten years, openers have gone from a simply clicker or button to a sophisticated system that allows all sorts of flexibility.

Today’s garage door opener can be simply an app on your phone

The Internet of Things (IoT) has meant that all sorts of home appliances can now connect to the internet. Garage doors are no exception. As part of a smart home system, a garage door opener or app is equipment that can prevent opening during certain times, automatic opening or even remote opening. When you pair this up with a smart doorbell that has a video phone connection to the internet, you don’t even need to be home when parcels arrive – you can remotely open the garage and let the delivery driver deposit the packages in a secure place.

Your garage door opener knows where it is

The IoT and built in GPS equipment into your phone can even work out when you are approaching your home and open it for you.

Garages are becoming more important parts of the home

One trend that has been going on for about the last five years is a decrease in the square meterage of new homes. We are seeing some homes with three stories and with smaller facades. This is being driven by a need to save money and make homes energy efficient.

Garages are now becoming more than simply vehicle storage rooms. More and more, they are places where important personal belongings are stored or where a second fridge is located.

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