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Introducing Garage Door Opener App

Posted by Overhead Door Company of Waterbury on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 @ 12:00 PM

Introducing OHD Anywhere™ Garage Door Opener App

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Posted on March 9, 2016 by vwunder

Imagine the peace of mind and convenience that comes with being able to open or close your garage door from anywhere in the world. We're excited to introduce Overhead Door's new smart device enabled garage door controller: OHD Anywhere™. Never worry again about giving your garage pass code to anyone. With the use of OHD Anywhere™, it's as simple as opening the app on your smart device.

OHD Anywhere™ allows users to operate up to three garage doors from any location. The app is compatible with most Android and Apple mobile devices. The ability to monitor your garage from afar is not only convenient, but also sager than traditional monitoring methods. Door-mounted sensors monitor the position of the garage door rather than the operation of a garage door opener. Users will be alerted to any change in position of the garage door even if it's been disengaged from the opener.

OHD Anywhere™ works through the use of your home Wi-Fi® connection, and can be programmed for use on up to three doors per module (additional sensors are required if you have more than one door). The door module incorporates the low-power SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi CC3200 wireless MCU from Texas Instruments (TI)∗ which allows for users to securely operate their garage doors. OHD Anywhere™ can be used with most garage door openers produced after 1993.

OHD Anywhere™ operates via a free app that can be downloaded from your device's app store (iPhone users, and Android users for quick access to download). 

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2016:Overhead Door Turns 95!

Posted by Overhead Door Company of Waterbury on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 @ 02:14 PM

Posted January 20, 2016 by vwunder Overhead Door Company

Now that you've celebrated ringing in the New Year, join Overhead Door as we celebrate our 95th Anniversary! We're excited to kick-off 2016 and share with you the history, and founding of our company. This year, we will be sharing some of our historic contributions to the industry over these95 years on our blog. Today's post will focus on our founder, C.G. Johnson and two of his many contributions to the garage door industry. 

In the early 1900's Henry Ford unveiled the Model T. This automobile was affordable, reliable, and had country roads and small towns in mind. The cost of the Model T mad it affordable for the majority of the population. This boom in the automobile industry led several other car makers to start producing affordable cars, which made for even more car owners. With so many Americans now on the road they needed a place to store their newly purchased vehicles!

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Carriage houses, originally meant to house horses and the carriages they led, had a new addition: the automobile. Eventually, carriage house were phased out as more and more people purchased vehicles, and were replaced with garages. Early garages had side opening panel doors which worked, but not in the most convenient manner. Seeing that these doors required double the amount of space to open, C.G. Johnson had an idea. In 1921 Johnson patented a sectional overhead door, and with that idea, a corporation was born.