This new year, make a resolution for your garage door to work smarter and not harder. How? By investing in one of these top garage door gadgets, of course! Current smart garage door openers allow you to work your garage doors using your smartphone or other device. They also allow you to see certain information, such as who last opened your garage door and at what times the garage door was opened. So what are some of the best ones?
MyQ Garage Door Opener
The MyQ Garage Door Opener allows you to close or open the door even when you are not at home by connecting to your Wi-Fi network. The free mobile app lets you operate your garage doors from anywhere in the world, even setting up notifications to see whether your garage door is currently open or closed. Some other benefits? The MyQ is compatible with a wide range of garage door openers, meaning you most likely won’t need to replace your current opener to use it. The system also sounds an alert for 15 seconds before closing, giving anyone nearby plenty of warning to get out of the way.
Garageio is retrofitted to your existing garage door opener to connect it to your Wi-Fi network so that you could control it using your smartphone. It works with IFTTT and Amazon Echo, meaning that you could just say, “Alexa, ask Garageio to open the garage doors.” and voila! With Garageio’s IFTTT, the opener can automatically close the garage door once you are a certain distance from your home. You can also give permissions to other devices so multiple people can operate the door – all while receiving real time notifications to keep you informed.
If you want to get the best out of any device you buy, then Gogogate2 is probably the one for you. Gogogate2 gives you video integration apart from allowing you to operate your garage doors remotely. Gogogate2’s mobile app has the most user-friendly interface and gives you the most information about your garage door. Including temperature readings, and photos of the times your garage door was opened or closed. You can also add other users to the app, but with the added benefit of being able to restrict them to one time use or only certain times of day.