. .now what! Your brain starts to ponder how long the powers been out, how much “Grade-A” prime beef in your freezer has become thawed out, and now you are going to need to cook 35 pounds of meat in one sitting as soon as the power goes back, oh brother!!
Then since you snap out of the fog, you pull in your driveway and out of habit you push the remote controller in your visor and voila! . .wait a minute, if the energy is out how is that possible? Perhaps, just maybe you’re lucky enough to be the only house on the block with power? Response=No, but you’re smart enough to invest the excess coin on a brand new garage door opener with the new “Ever-charge” battery back up machine, while nothing else inside your home works at least you had the ability to effortlessly get to a sterile garage and out of the rain thanks to some of the new garage door opener technology available and on the market nowadays.
Allow me to lead into this one with another of my (famous?) Scenario’s too, lets just say that you have a garage full of expensive tools along with a teenage son who’s prone to needing to shut the door, hey we’re in the 21st century. . .my friend! There is an opener on the industry only for you! Liftmaster includes a feature on a few of their machines where it is possible to program the wall console to shut the door after a set, or should I say “programmed” amount of time, voila! foolproof.See more results about universal garage door opener here.
If that’s not enough to get the blood pumping to the tekky that needs all the newest, then allow me to throw this one at you, Liftmaster now comes with an “Internet Gateway” that is a modem that can connect your personal computer into your own garage door opener. So what good is that you ask? well you guessed it, its situation time again! Lets say you needed to take off out of town for the weekend and forgot that your brother was coming by to grab the lawnmower or some tables in your own garage to the Superbowl party he was having but alas nobody is home, he calls you personally and since your from town well I guess he’s just stuck right? You have the “My Q” internet gateway installed so that you merely open the garage door throughout your smart phone and the day is saved! How easy is that! Not only did you save your own keester but today your brother is trying to determine how you got one up on him at the tech department, so he spends the next day or 2 thinking to himself whether this man can open his garage door through his phone I wonder what size 3D flat screen TV he has. . .it must be a creature! Bingo you win.
Now that’s just an enjoyable scenario, but you have the idea that yes maybe it’s not something for everybody but it is a choice and an option that’s available on some of the new garage door openers out there.
Now as far as anything fresh with the machines themselves go there’s not much, most of the new things has to do with features and innovative electronics, for instance most garages have whats called a “force control” setting which is just two dials that control the amount of electricity your system uses to the garage door to get it up and down, well most Liftmaster openers in the future will probably have circuit boards that weigh the door and apply only the amount of pressure required to get the door up and down so you will no longer be reliant upon the installer or yourself to place it correctly, because if the dials are turned up too high it might strike an obstruction and damage the door, vehicle or anything else it comes into contact, or whether its set it too low, then it is going to reverse and open back up on a chilly morning once the weatherstrip hits the garage floor you are driving down the street, which by the way is a bad habit. . .you should always observe the door shut then count to 5 before driving off. Some Liftmasters already have this feature but should follow next year.
Some of the very cool add-ons that are offered are things such as the “Garage Door Monitor” that informs you within your house which you’ve abandoned your garage door open. Then there is the “Laser Garage Parking Assist” which is for those of you that still insist you could fit two cars into a garage created for you personally, this item will emit a laser light that you line up along with your dashboard and when the light beam strikes a specified place in your dash. . .voila! Your parked.
So to sum it up, it looks like the very near future has some garage door opener options and solutions out there for you and if you find something which looks like it may be of interest or beneficial to you, make the most of the technology, its out there to make life easy and allows you focus on more important things such as… 3D TV’s??