What Smart Locks Are Available for Garage Entry and Side Doors?

Blue Sky Builders garage entry doors smart locksLike seemingly everything else in the world, garage entry doors and their locks are now becoming “smart.” What this means is that new technology is providing better ways to secure your home. One such method is through creating new and better door locks which will connect with your home wifi.

Everyone has had days in which they rush out of the home on the way to work and forget to lock the door. Some have even returned to find that the house has been robbed thanks to their carelessness. New smart technology in indoors and locks can prevent this from happening. Smart locks come with features such as auto-locking, allowing easy access through a smartphone application, and even unlocking the door remotely so that a package can be tucked safely inside. However, there are many smart locks in today’s market. Below we have selected some of the best smart locks on the market to make the decision easier.
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What Is the Best Garage Door Opener for iPhone Users?

Blue Sky Builders smart garage door opener iphoneGarage door openers have entered into the new digital space of the Internet of Things (IoT). As we have previously mentioned on this blog, there are many different kinds of electric garage door openers that can connect to your home’s Wi-Fi and allow your garage door to be operated wirelessly by a mobile device. However, when deciding which kind of equipment to use for your garage, it is important to consider whether it will work with your preferred mobile operating system. Many people are surprised to learn how different an Android phone can be from an iPhone, and they may be even more surprised to learn that different mobile operating systems interact differently with various IoT devices. If you are an iPhone user and are considering getting an IoT garage door opener, then one option that can provide benefits is the Insignia Wi-Fi remote controller. Read more

Should I Get a Keyless Lock for My House and/or Garage?

Blue Sky Builders garage keyless lockThe Internet of Things (IoT) is the area where technology and home appliances meet. As we have mentioned in previous blogs, many new wireless features are available with traditional home features, including new kinds of electric garage door openers and mobile apps that allow homeowners to monitor their home while they are away. But one of the newer and more revolutionary areas where home appliances have intersected with IoT is in wireless, or keyless, locks for entry doors. Read more

The Best Garage Door Openers of 2019…So Far

Blue Sky Builders garage door opener technologyThe garage door opener industry is like almost every other industry in that it has been dramatically affected by the influx of new smart technologies. In previous blogs, we have discussed how electric garage door openers can now be connected to your smart devices, such as smartphones, Amazon Echo, Google Home, etc. to allow you to open and monitor your garage more efficiently. Smart technology keeps on evolving, and so do garage door openers. Here is a short list of some of the most advanced garage door openers available at this point in 2019: Read more

New Garage Door Openers Make Life Easier and More Secure

Blue Sky Builders electric garage door openerIf you think the only way to open your garage door is to manually press buttons mounted on a garage wall or on a remote clipped to your car visor, think again. Even the exterior keypad with a 4-digit security code, which was once the height of convenience, has become outmoded. Check out the latest features in “smart” electric garage door openers: Read more

New Technologies and Special Features for Custom Garages

Blue Sky Builders custom garage features and technologyEveryone deserves a garage that best fits their needs and wants. During this time of the year, you may be starting to consider the types of features you would like to have for your garage. If you just want a place to store your car and other personal items, or if you are planning to use your garage to host social gatherings, you will want to be up to date with the best features that will give your garage a unique feel. Read more

New Gadgets and Apps for Your Garage in 2018

Blue Sky Builders new garage technologySpring is just around the corner, and as the weather warms up in the DuPage County area, many of us are thinking of ideas on how to update and improve our garages for the spring and summer. The availability of inexpensive high-tech gadgets that connect with our smartphones provides a great opportunity to upgrade your garage’s systems, allowing you to get the best use out of your space. Read more

The Future Is Here: Amazing Garage Technology

TECHSmart home technology is a rapidly growing industry in America. Over the past few years, many new products have been released that make controlling a home as easy as clicking a button. Using apps on smartphones and tablets, people can control almost everything within their homes; turn lights on and off, monitor their thermostats, lock doors and windows, and control music, just to name a few possibilities. Beds are now controllable with an app. Crock pots can be controlled from work. While smart home tech is still a relatively new industry, it is safe to say that American homes will continue becoming more futuristic. One of the most recent areas smart home technology has expanded into is garages. Make your garage the talk of the block by using some of these amazing new technologies.
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