Well, because you live in the 21st Century! Gone are the days when you had to get out of your car and unlock your garage door lock then lift the door. In this age of convenience we all live in, who wants to do that? No one. Besides, there are many different types of garage doors out there. Your particular variety may not be conducive or responsive to a little elbow grease. Perhaps you need an automatic garage door opener. 

Even more, we live in a time where technology provides nearly all the answers. There is simply no reason why homeowners should have to break a sweat just to get in and out of their garage. Automatic garage door openers exist for this reason. So, why haven’t you invested in one? 

Benefits of an Automatic Garage Door Opener

Do you have an old, antiquated garage door that requires you to manually open or close it? When was the last time you pulled up to your garage, whether in Akron, Canton, or the surrounding areas, and it was pouring rain? How many times have you had to fumble with your keys as you get soaked, or stand freezing in the snow, just to open your garage door?

Now, you might be asking yourself, “Is an automatic garage door opener expensive?” If so, we have good news for you. These types of garage door openers are so ubiquitous nowadays that it is not difficult to find the one you need at a cost you can afford. They also generally have a long life, which means over the long run, they are actually an inexpensive investment. If you are thinking of selling your home, ensuring you have an automatic garage door opener is a must. Potential homebuyers like to see convenient features throughout the home; features that will make their lives easier. So why not make your life a little easier, as well?

Another consideration is safety. Not only are modern automatic openers and garage door systems easier to use, but they also usually come with safety features built-tin. With automatic lighting, you can quickly find your keys even in the middle of the night when it is pitch black outside. And as long as you keep you remote control secure, you won’t have to worry about thieves breaking in through your garage. Finally, you can set an automatic garage door opener set up on a timer so if you ever forget to close the garage door, your automatic opener will close the door on its own. 

Keyless Entry Systems Combined with Automatic Openers

There is nothing we love more than improving the lives of the customers who call us out to service their home. This could include installing a beautiful new garage door or a new, more convenient garage door opener. We are all about fast, affordable, and effective service. That’s why when we service homes that have manual garage doors, we are quick to recommend an automatic solution. And in many cases, automatic opener solutions can be paired with keyless entry systems. 

There are few other add-ons for your home that provide you an equal measure of safety, convenience, and ease-of-use, and keyless entry systems are one. Let’s take a closer look at the benefits of having a keyless entry system installed in combination with an automatic garage door opener:

  • Lockout: Have you ever locked yourself out of your home? We’ve all done it once or twice. A keyless entry system provides an additional entry method if you should lose or forget your keys and find yourself locked out of your own home.
  • Access Codes: Did you know that you can provide one-time access codes to your keyless system? That’s right, whether it is a service professional or a neighbor checking on your home while you are away, one-time codes are both convenient and secure. 
  • Security: You can also customize your access codes depending on need. And access codes can also be easily changed for added protection, depending on the situation.
  • App Access: When it comes to keyless entry systems, there is an app for that. Most modern keyless entry systems can be controlled and monitored from an Android or iPhone. 
  • Integration: Do you have a home security system already wired throughout your house? Your desired keyless entry system will probably easily integrate into your home security system, all you have to do is ask your vendor.

How Automatic Garage Door Openers and Keyless Entry Systems are Good for You

Do you have kids? If so, what if you work in the afternoon and are unable to pick your kids up from school? If you have a keyless entry system installed, you can give them a code to get inside safely and easily. Kids also are very good at losing things, so a keyless entry system prevents you from having to replace keys after your kids lose them. You also should keep your kids in mind when you purchase a new garage door opener. An automatic garage door opener is far safer for kids, as it does not present a falling hazard.

The fact is, the days of opening your garage door manually should be a thing of the past. Even using keys to get into your garage or home is becoming antiquated. Whether it be to let a service technician in your home or have your neighbors keep an eye on things when you go on vacation, automated and keyless entry systems are your best friend.

Are you ready to make the upgrade? Check out our two-part blog series on garage door openers before you decide. Here at Prestige Door, we have a lot of experience installing automatic garage door openers and can point you in the right direction to install a keyless entry system. Contact us today to find out more!

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