You’ve probably heard the phrase ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT), but perhaps you’re not 100% sure what it means. Well, fundamentally it refers to a system where everything that has an on/off switch is connected by WiFi to the Internet. In fact, you’re possibly already using aspects of the IoT, for your TV and air conditioner, for example.
But did you know that your garage door and/or gate automatic access systems can be wirelessly and remotely controlled via an app on your smart phone? In the following we talk about the benefits of a Smart Phone Control Kit and provide details of the products that are available from Best Doors.
The Benefits of a ‘Smart’ Control Kit
Real time notifications
Smart Phone Control Kit apps include real time alerts when your garage door or gate is operated, open for an extended period, or when your access system needs servicing. This greatly enhances the security of your home, as you’re immediately made aware if your garage door has been left open accidently or there has been an unauthorised opening. Similarly, being notified that your access system needs a service reduces the likelihood of malfunction or breakdown, which means your garage door will always be operating at its best.
The smart app can be customised to fit in with your lifestyle, including partial opening modes and placing restrictions on access times. This means you have complete control over the times your gate or garage door can be opened, making it an ideal way to determine who comes and goes while you’re at work or on holiday.
This allows you to view the usage history of your garage door or gate, so you know who has opened or closed it and when. Again, this is a great way to monitor your home security while you’re at work or on holiday, ensuring that it’s only those people who are authorised to come and go who are doing so.
Best Doors’ Smart Phone Control Kit Products
Merlin’s MyQ technology sets the standard for rolling, sectional and tilt garage door wireless access systems, providing all the benefits of remote control, real time alerts and monitoring, alongside the highest levels of security.
The MyQ kit allows you to monitor and control your garage door away from home with the MyQ app on your smart phone, tablet or computer. Backed by a 7-year warranty, the Merlin MyQ is one of the most comprehensive wireless garage door control kits on the market. Other advantages of the MyQ technology is that it works on Security+2.0 system, which all but eliminates interference and guarantees the highest levels of security, and the opener’s motor uses up to 75% less energy than comparable products.
Specifically designed to be compatible with B&D’s rolling, sectional and tilt garage door openers, the B&D Smart Phone Control Kit gives you the power to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere and at any time*, adding a whole new dimension to your home’s security. The app is available for both Android and iOS smart phones and includes real time notifications, customisation options and an activity log. You can also download a demo version of the app, so you can try it out before making your decision. *Operation of B&D’s Smart Phone Control Kit relies on both a home WiFi router and cellular connection.
You can find out more about Best Doors’ range of automatic access systems and smart phone control kit products on our website, or give us a call on
1800 066 142.