Alexa, Open the Smart Garage

Developing a Technologically Advanced Garage

The Smart Home trend continues to grow, with no cap in sight—the market is “likely to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 14.5% between 2017 and 2022.” This growth shows the industry becoming a $53.45 billion market. (Forbes)

So, it would make sense that as the home becomes smarter, customers would want the whole house to gain intelligence—including the garage.

PRO TIP: If you have a retail space, and some room to work with, setting up a demo area so customers can interact and understand how Smart Home devices work and communicate may go a long way in making the sale.

While there are many levels a customer could go to in designing their Smart Garage, I’ve decided to outline some of the simple solutions customers can utilize to bump up their garage’s IQ right away.

Smart Garage Services

The smart garage services the needs of the homeowner. Customers who seek to smarten their garages can add a level of security and convenience to aid them in their daily life. Incorporating devices that are compatible with Google Home or Amazon Alexa also gives customers a feeling of advanced simplicity.

At Petra, we offer a wide selection of devices that can help your customers get their Smart Garage set up.

Smart Garage Security

Gogogate offers a lineup of smart garage door controllers, wired gate sensors and HD Cameras for monitoring gateways, driveways and garages. Gogogate has developed the Gogogate 2 which allows users to monitor their garage from their favorite device—smartphone, tablet, PC and even Apple Watch.

The GoGogate 2 can control up to 3 garage doors or gates, and it offers voice control from Amazon Echo. The easy-to-install device gives customers remote access to their garage, and sends real time alerts.

Many garages offer homeowners direct access into their house, so keeping an eye on the garage is a great first step in home security. The EZVIZ Mini Trooper 720p HD Smart Home Security System, available with one or two cameras, offers customers streamlined security.

The Mini Trooper camera is wireless and weather-resistant. These features make it a great “eye in the sky” to monitor driveways and gateways. In addition, it can be easily installed in the garage to keep an eye on the garage door and any entry into the home. The Mini Trooper can be monitored via smartphone with the EZVIZ App. It is also IFTTT compatible and controllable with Google Home.

Smart Garage Tools

Customers will want more than just smart security to spruce up their garage. Offering them some cool, tech-savvy tools will get them thinking they’re Tony Stark.

Nonda is a brand who will all that touch of the future to any Smart Garage. Customers may be particularly interested in the iHere 3.0 Smart Key Finder, ZUS Smart Tire Safety Monitor and ZUS Smart Car Charger.

These devices offer customers safety and security at home or on the road. The iHere allows users the ability to find their keys with the touch of a button. With a signal radius of 75 ft., the iHere is a handy tool on those rushed mornings when keys seemingly wander off in the night.

The ZUS Tire Safety Monitor gives users a real-time report of their tires. Using external Bluetooth sensors, the tire safety monitor alerts users of under-filled tires, slow leaks and other possible dangers. The Smart Car Charger offers users the ability to charge two devices at once. It also retains location information so users can remember where they parked. Furthermore, it monitors car battery health.

Smart Garage Accessories

Finally, customers need to have a few odds and ends to round out the smart experience.

Naxa produces several Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled speakers that offer Amazon Alexa voice control. The NAS-5003 Bluetooth Speaker is multiroom compatible, and is certified for use with Amazon Alexa Voice Services. This handy little speaker would allow users to order any supplies they may need for projects directly from Amazon. This simplicity makes their work in the garage a bit easier. They can also use it to check the weather. Or, they may also control other areas of their smart home and, of course, listen to music.

Customers may be looking to control the power to the devices in their garage. A SURGE Smart Wi-Fi 4-Outlet/4-USB Surge Protector from Geenie may be the apt solution. The smart surge protector offers users the ability to control the power to multiple devices or individual. It also features a timer function. A simple app download gives users far-reaching control.

The Takeaway

Setting up a Smart Garage is quick and simple. Offering customers these unique, cool looking devices will give you a reputation for being at the forefront of the smart home trend.

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