13 Mar Smart Garages Make Smart Homes Complete
You might have an alarm system, locks and sensors on your front door and bedroom windows – but have you added security to one of the most overlooked parts of your house?
Of course a garage is most likely where you store your car, tools, lawnmower and other expensive or hazardous equipment safe, but don’t forget that attached garages are an entry point to your home.
You might think a typical garage door is enough to allow family and friends in while keeping burglars and hazardous materials out of your living spaces, but this isn’t necessarily the case. That’s why ASI Connect has designed smart garage systems to completely cover your home’s security as well as your peace of mind.
It’s important to note these systems can be applied to almost all garage door models from 1998 and later. Also, smart garages aren’t just for gated communities, we design security for all kinds of Hoosier households.
We’ve all had those mornings: pulling out of the garage without a second glance, fixated on our to-do list for the day when, suddenly, our stomachs drop and we think, “Did I leave the garage door up?” once we’re just too far to double check without being late.
With a smart garage system, this rush hour panic becomes a thing of the past. If your smart garage door is left open too long and your phone moves too far away from it, you’ll receive an alert to your phone and can shut it with a simple tap. The Geo-Services feature of a smart garage means no more second-guessing yourself – mornings can be hard enough, after all.
And if you really don’t want to worry if the garage door is shut, you can also put a smart door on a timer so that it will close after a set period of time of your choosing.
Smart garages also include more typical security features such as burglar alarms and smoke detectors, all monitored by professionally trained staff. The ASI Connect service we offer take these standard features to the next level, even in your garage.
That next level features the option to include cameras in your personalized system. If any entry point into your garage is opened, lights will immediately turn on and a photo or short video clip of the action will automatically be sent to your phone, with some systems even being compatible with the Apple Watch. You’ll instantly know who is trying to enter, and can call for help immediately.
Of course, alerts from your garage don’t need to be exclusive to burglars or fires. Smart garages are also equipped for those occasions when you might need to open the garage when you aren’t home.
Say your mother is checking on your house while you’re away, but forgot her key and the garage passcode. You’ll be able to see her via the installed cameras and open the door with a tap of your phone.
This method also works for receiving packages (allowing the delivery service to store your boxes in the garage and out of the rain), and landscapers who need access to the lawnmower, but not your house. Smart garages are prepared for most any eventuality.
In the event of a fire, the system will alert a trained ASI Connect professional to call 911, and your garage HVAC vents can be secured to prevent smoke and fire from entering the rest of the house. We aren’t kidding when we call them ‘smart’ garages.
And let’s not forget the door leading from your garage into your home! This entry point is often overlooked because we think that if the garage door is secure, the door into the house is too. Right?
Not necessarily. While your garage is part of your house, it is still a unique room compared to the living spaces in your home and commonly features multiple external entry ways. Many homeowners don’t bother to lock the interior door to the garage, or they rely on a simple lock. Smart garages feature a better solution
Equipping a keypad to for this door allows easy access for your family, ensures the door is locked, and prevents yet another key from being added to your keyring. As a bonus, keypads can be programmed with different codes for all of your family members, meaning you can receive phone alerts to know your loved ones are home safe.
Be sure not to overlook your garage as a place to park your car or store those rollerblades you’ve had since 1985. Remember what it actually is: a part of your home. Like the rest of your abode, it needs the kind of security system that brings you peace of mind.
With so many options and customizations, smart garage systems are essential to a full home security system.