Remember the days when cell phones were just phones? You just carried them around in case of emergencies? It’s almost impossible to imagine them being that simple again. Today, phones are basically mini-computers that allow us to do everything from surf the web to play music to check email and, of course, open our garage doors.


Yep, it’s true. The “smarts” of smartphones have now become so advanced that they can control almost any electronic device in your home. They can operate lighting, air conditioning, security systems, and now garage doors.

Let’s say you pull out of the driveway to take your kids to school. One of them is throwing a fit, so you forget to close the door to your garage. Once you pull in the school parking lot and they get out, you pause for a moment in the quiet and suddenly realize that your door is wide open. With new technology from LiftMaster, you simply pull out your phone and shut the door. All that is required is a LiftMaster garage door opener, your phone, and a LiftMaster Internet accessory and you can control your garage door from anywhere in the world with just a phone or a computer.

Let’s try another scenario. Say you are on vacation in California and your teenager is staying home alone. You get a frantic call from him saying that he’s locked himself out of the house. Instead of panicking, you hang up and open the garage door allowing him to access the spare key and get in. Or your neighbor calls to ask if he can borrow your lawnmower while you’re at the office. Or you realize you lost your garage door opener and need a replacement. Or you need to let the painting contractor into your garage while you’re at work. Or you left a few donations for your church in the garage and the pastor is coming by to get them that afternoon. All of these can now be taken care of with the use of your smartphone.

LiftMaster’s phone accessory is one of the most convenient applications we’ve seen in a while, and it just makes sense. Smartphones and computers can do everything else. Why shouldn’t they be able to allow you access to your garage too? Well, now you can. And it’s as easy as installing the right equipment, downloading the software, and dialing in.

At JV Garage Door, LLC, we are proud carriers of the LiftMaster products and can install, repair, and maintain these and other garage door openers though qualified service and training. We believe that LiftMaster offers the best product on the market and that its openers are of the highest quality, which is what we want for our customers.

This week, if you would like to find out more about this smart, convenient phone capability, contact us today. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you discover whether or not the technology is right for you. So go ahead and give us a call! The sooner you do, the sooner you’ll find that your phone is a lot smarter than you ever imagined.