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May 13, 2015

Why You Should Upgrade to a Smart Garage

Superior’s Smart Home Security helps you protect and control the entire perimeter of your home – including the garage.

From protecting your car and guarding your tools, to securing a common but easily overlooked entry point to your home, a Smart Home Security system powered by Alarm.com has you covered.

Here’s what it will give you.

Smart Access

70% of Americans use their garage door as the primary entrance to their home.

That’s a lot of opportunity to leave it open by accident.  A connected garage door powered by Alarm.com helps eliminate this problem.

Using your location as a trigger, our exclusive Geo-Services feature alerts you if you leave home without securing the garage. You’ll get a pop-up smartphone alert that lets you close the door right away, from wherever you are.  You can also create an alert to tell you if the door is left open for a certain amount of time.

Most garage doors made after 1998 can be retrofitted to integrate them into a Smart Home system. For more details, give us a call or visit our office today.

Monitored Security

From lawnmowers to tools, you probably have thousands of dollars’ worth of contents in your garage. If you’re a car enthusiast or dedicated DIY-er, multiply that figure by ten. A wireless Smart Home Security system protects your property and is easy to extend into an attached garage.

You’ll always know when the garage door is opened, and our exclusive image sensor will detect movement and send you a picture of what caused it.  If you add a video camera to your system, you can record a clip automatically every time the door opens. You can view your images and clips anytime, anywhere, from your smartphone (or Apple Watch).

Our systems are also professionally monitored. That means that if there’s a break-in, trained security professionals will respond and dispatch emergency services.

Smart Fire Safety

With power tools and gasoline on hand, your garage is one of the most fire-prone places in your home after the kitchen. A connected smoke detector powered by Alarm.com will instantly alert the professionals in the event of a fire.  Your smart home security system will also keep you safe by shutting down your HVAC system to keep smoke from spreading, turning on your smart lights, and alerting you via your smartphone.

No Weak Spots

It’s tempting to leave the door that connects your garage to your home unlocked, especially when you know the garage door is closed behind you. However, this door should be secured day and night as a potential entryway to your home.

A smart lock with a keypad is perfect for this role. A simple four-digit code lets you back into the house, eliminating the need to carry your keys around with you. As a bonus, if you have an older teenager who’s started driving, you can give them their own user code which triggers a smartphone alert, letting you know they’re home safe.

Want a Smarter Garage?

Professionally installed, configured and monitored, a Smart Home Security system is the smartest upgrade you can make to your garage and home this year.

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