Garage Door Openers FAQ
Is a belt or chain drive better?
The best choice depends on where your garage is in relation to your house.
Chain drives are noisy, so they’re better for detached garages away from your home.
Belt drives are among the quietest garage door openers, making them better for garages below living spaces. If you don’t want to spend a lot, consider a chain drive. They may be noisier, but they cost much less.
How do smart garage door openers work?
The smart tech in your garage door opener connects to your home’s Wi-Fi, allowing it to communicate with your phone or mobile device.
When you use the app, the device receives your commands and acts accordingly. This connection allows you to close the door remotely, set schedules, or digital boundaries from far away.
What are the best garage door opener brands?
From our research, some of the most popular and highest-rated garage door opener brands include Chamberlain, Genie SilentMax, Craftsman, and LiftMaster.
Can smart garage door openers be hacked?
While they are safer than older models, smart garage door openers aren’t perfect. If an intruder can get into your home Wi-Fi network, they can access your garage door opener or other smart devices connected to your home. If this happens, your garage is only part of what’s at risk.
You can beef up security by first improving your Wi-Fi defenses. Use two-way authentication and change your password often to prevent brute force attacks. Adding other devices like motion sensor cameras or a security system can also prevent serious theft from your garage.