I get this question more often than not.
Why have an opener with WIFI capability?
Am I at risk?
What happens if my connection fails?
If you are into tech or just looking for a simple solution to provide access to your house without giving your front door key out or offering to provide your pad code this is the best option for you; as it was for me.
Convenience and safety is at the core of these Wifi openers.
Do you ever wonder just after you left home, or once you reached the office if you actually closed your garage door?
Do you ever have to let in someone to your home while you are away?
Do your kids always loose their home key?
Or how about when you go away on vacation and you just can't remember if you closed the garage door as you sit at the airport with anticipation?
These are just some of the reasons my customers get these WIFI openers.
WIFI openers allow you to see ALL of your garage door activities... so worry no more.
Did you leave the house and at the store or anywhere else? simply log into your app and you can not only see if you left the door open but can actually close the garage door remotely.
If you have anyone who needs access to your home while you are at the office, no need to rush home. Simply pop open the app and let them in.
The application will also alert you everytime the door is opened or closed. Now there's even openers equipped with 360 cameras to allow ease of view into your garage.
Best part is, no need to worry if your wifi fails you. Simply operate the door with the keypad or any hand remote.
Is it SAFE? this is an arguable question and one you can read multiple opinions on. However they aren't any less safe than any other door opener on the market. This just adds a new level of convenience.
Do what's right for you and your family!
I personally like to recommend the Liftmaster WIFI models
8355W- 1/2/HP AC belt drive- This one runs at one speed. Still a smooth operating belt at a lower cost.
8550W- 3/4HP DC belt drive- this will be even smoother because the DC operates at two speeds. It has slow take off and slow landing. By doing this it will avoid the rattle of the door upon opening it.
Ultimately door openers like any other home upgrades is something you and your family need to love. Why did you get the WIFI opener?