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Over the last few years, there's been a real draw toward building a Smart Home, which is a fancy way of saying connecting parts of your home to the internet.

Even folks throughout Greater New Orleans are getting excited about the possibilities that a Smart Home offers.

For example, Smart Home technology makes it possible for you to turn on your downstairs light with your phone. It allows you to set up an interactive surveillance system and helps you keep energy costs down by letting you control your heating/cooling systems like never before.

Few people, however, think to hook their garages to the internet, but having a Smart Garage could be the best move you make. Here's why adding smart technology - thanks to MyQ - could be a complete game changer for your home.

Your garage is a huge entry way into your home.

Aside from housing your cars, your garage is likely the largest entryway into your home. Imagine if you accidentally forgot to close the garage on your way to work. What would you do? Would you stay at work and simply hope that no one would break into your home thanks to your senior moment?

With the MyQ app you wouldn't have to worry about that. You could simply close your door with a click of a button on your smartphone. Better yet, you can set up an alert to notify your phone if your garage door is left open for an extended period of time. That way, you'll never leave your house vulnerable to trespassers.

Control who comes into your home

Remember the days when homeowners would leave a spare key underneath the welcome mat? That spare key was helpful if you needed a neighbor to feed the cat, or if you wanted to let a babysitter enter your house before the kids got home from school.

But that sure is an unsafe practice!

With the MyQ app and Smart Garage technology, you can schedule times when the garage is opened or closed, meaning you have complete control over your garage, even if you're in Timbuktu.

Monitor the status of your garage door

Even if your garage door is closed and secure, that doesn't mean your home isn't at risk. With the MyQ app, you can monitor the status of your garage door, including whether it was opened without reason during the middle of the day.

Work with other smart home technologies (lower your energy costs!)

Smart home technology is at its very best when each device is able to communicate with one another.

Take, for example, the benefits you'll enjoy if you combine your Smart Garage to a Smart Thermostat.

Many Louisianans are interested in the learning thermostat known as Nest, which monitors your comings and goings to determine when best to turn you heat/AC on or off.

Nest can be linked to your smart garage opener, just by linking both devices logins in the MyQ app, making it possible for the thermostat to monitor when you come and go, via your garage.

Nest will use the garage door info, along with other signals, to determine when best to turn on your AC or heat.

Make Your New Orleans Smart Home Smarter with a Smart Garage

When Smart Home technology first came to light, many folks assumed the benefit of bringing their devices online was solely for convenience.

But as you can see, with the Smart Garage thanks to MyQ, smart technology can also help you add a level of security to your home, and could reduce your energy bills substantially.

American Garage Door of the Greater New Orleans Area specializes in helping homeowners and businesses throughout the region outfit their garages with MyQ technology. Contact us today to learn more about whether smart technology is right for your needs.

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