In the past, garage doors relied on old petrol-driven motors and simple codes to open. But with the invention of the lithium-ion battery in the 1990s, garage door openers got smaller, quieter and much better for the environment.
However, when people imagine the impact of new technology on garage doors, they don’t immediately think of the mechanism or even the material of the door itself. Instead, the think about how garage doors are being integrated with the rest of our modern technology ecosystem.
No More Hiding Keys
Just like home thermostats, sensors, and smart refrigerators, garage doors are being inculcated into the "smart home." Homeowners can now use their iOS or Android devices to control garage doors from any location in the house. With the rise of the app-…