Skylink is a brand that offers smart home and automation products. Its product line includes a hub, a home security system, a universal control for garage doors and gates, a control for regular doors, and now, a smart garage door opener. This expansion is a great option for those that like to DIY, and it could be just the update that you’ve been looking for to make your home smarter and more secure.
This expansion is a great option for those that like to DIY, and it could be just the update that you’ve been looking for to make your home smarter and more secure.
If you’re on the fence about getting a smart garage door opener, I don’t blame you. You might already have a garage door opener that works just fine. You might be on a budget and not ready to fork over $200+ for a new “toy.” However, upgrading your garage to include the IoT is a practical way to solve some of life’s little problems, and it comes with some perks.
The first of which is general peace of mind. The ATOMS device is connected, which means you never have to fret over whether you closed your garage door or not. You can just open the app and check the door’s status. If you did leave it open you can just push a button in the app, no matter where you are, and get that door closed.
That connectivity and remote access have other perks, too. If you’re a heavy online shopper but hate to have your packages left sitting on your doorstep then you should get the ATOMS garage door opener right away.
You can track your package or leave delivery instructions that include asking the driver to call you when they arrive. This will allow you to open your garage door long enough for the driver to put the package inside, and then you can close the door again.
If you’re like me, you’ve locked yourself out of your house once or twice. If you haven’t yet upgraded to smart door locks, you’ll be looking for another way to get into your house that doesn’t require a broken window or a pricey locksmith. A smart garage door opener like the ATOMS will let you use your phone to open the door, which is useful if you have an attached garage.
ATOMS also has another great perk that I love: it can connect to other smart devices in your home, allowing you to run IFTTT programs. I could have lights turn on or off based on the status of my garage door – or vice versa – and I could even program my garage door to open at a specific time each day (perfect for the ultimate creature of habit that I am).
As a garage door opener, ATOMS claims to be compact and quiet while still packing some power. It is making an attempt to create a stylish product, and it is successful for what it is – but it is still a garage door opener. Those don’t get too pretty no matter what. The product is around $200, and there are no additional monthly service fees.