Just about everywhere you go, you have your smartphone with you. So why not make use of an app to open your garage door? While a garage door app may not have previously crossed your mind, it can be highly convenient and is quick and easy to use. Even if you can’t remember if you closed your garage door when you left the house, your smartphone can let you know!


Garage Door Repair Company knows it’s important to keep your home secure, which is why we know how useful these apps can be. Curious about which app to use to control your garage door? Let’s take a closer look.


1. MyQ App

This handy app lets you know whether your garage door is open or closed and also sends you alerts about your door’s activity. As an added convenience, you can also set a timer for when you would like your door to close. It works in conjunction with MyQ-enabled products, so you’ll need to purchase a wifi-enabled garage door opener or MyQ hardware. If you’re curious about having this type of opener installed in your home, ask your Garage Door Company technician if they carry these products.


2. Tap It Open

This app requires that you install an additional device to your garage door opener and operates on your phone’s Bluetooth connection. For added security, it uses your phone’s password protection, so you can rest easy knowing your home is secure. This app is quick and easy to set up and should take no more than a few minutes to begin using. You can also share access to the app’s capabilities with other family members.


3. GarageMate

This app operates your garage door using your phone’s Bluetooth connection. You’ll need to purchase the GarageMate receiver to begin using this tool. It takes just minutes to install and only requires an outlet near your garage door opener to function. The receiver works in conjunction with most brands on the market, so it’s a great option if you do not already have a wifi-enabled garage door opener. To make sure your family members can also control the door, you can grant them access in the app.


4. iSmartGate

This app is compatible with all garage doors on the market. It does require that you install the iSmartGate device in your garage door, but once installed, it is quick and easy to use. The app operates via wifi or ethernet and is accessible by multiple family members. As an added convenience, it offers “click to open” and “shake to open” options to make accessing the app simple. For added security, all data transferred between your phone and the garage door device is 128-Bit encrypted, and you can even open your garage door using Siri.


Your Residential Garage Door Company in the Twin Cities

Whether you need a new garage door or are curious about installing an app, Garage Door Repair Company is here to serve you. We specialize in garage door installation, maintenance, and repair and are dedicated to providing high-quality products and service. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, contact us at 612-886-9606, or you can message us on our contact page.