Welcome to our gallery featuring another great addition to the growing selection of smart home tech: smart home garages.
We love smart home technology and the new layers of convenience and security they afford us.
When it comes to garages, smart tech brings unexpected improvements that feel instantly and definitely welcome.
First of all, what does smart technology bring to the age-old game of garage door openers? The answer is a surprisingly long list.
With normal garage door openers, we were finally released from the tyranny of manual garage doors. No more getting out of the car and hauling up a heavy, loud door just to put the car away and then do it over again in reverse.
Smart technology brings a similar revelation in convenience and safety.
These devices generally allow for wireless connectivity as a major feature, allowing you to monitor and control access to your garage from anywhere an internet connection can be found. This means that your garage safety and security is only as far as your smartphone and only as difficult as a swipe or tap.
Whether directly connected to the internet or piggybacking on your home wireless network, these devices allow for a new layer of analysis and control, letting you specify exactly who can access the garage and when they can access.
Even better, you can receive real-time alerts when the door is stuck, or has been accessed at an unexpected time. You’ll never be left wondering about the garage while on vacation, and you’ll always be able to let the kids in, should they come home while you’re still working.
The point is, with smart home technology, your standard garage becomes a smart, secure, and connected place that can be controlled as easily as anything on your smartphone.
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1. NEXX GARAGE Remote Garage Door Opener
This special smart home garage door was designed specifically for users of Amazon’s Alexa system, but it also works equally well with Google Home Assistant. Plus, what makes it one of the industry’s best smart home garage openers is how simple and easy it is to both install and use.
The Nexx Garage is compatible with most garage systems and to install, start by adding and pairing the Nexx Garage app to your smartphone, and then, you’ll simply install the small controller and sensors in the requisite garage areas. And that’s it! The system will then connect with your smartphone and other devices via your home’s wireless system. No professional help necessary with this unit.
Once installed, you’ll enjoy cool features like automatic reminders if you left your garage door open and the ability to remotely allow guests through the garage. In other words, you can both voice activate and allow users uniquely in via Alexa or Google Home, or you can give other users permanent independent access via sharing app credentials.
Regardless of sharing, Nexx Garage Remote Garage Door Opener enjoys fantastic security encryption that ensures no one you and your family doesn’t want to let in, won’t get in. You can also set the system to enjoy hands-free opening when you pull into your driveway.
What makes Garadget really unique and a standout choice from its competitors is how it detects oncoming vehicles. While other smart garage openers use sensors that rely on batteries, this cool version utilizes lasers without the need for batteries.
That’s right lasers! Buyers of this system will simply hook up the laser in the desired spot where it will align with a door-mounted reflective tab. Garadget expects that most people will be able to install this system’s hardware with the integrated tools and supplies within just 30 minutes.
Once installed, all users have to do is download the app and connect the system via their home wireless network. Another unique thing this smart garage remote control app has going for it is its ability to be integrated with a richer variety of smart home systems. Garadget works with Alexa, SmartThings, IFTTT, and Google Assistant.
Users can then monitor and control their garage doors via their smartphone, comprehensive home automation control system, computer’s web browser, or another connected device. You can even access Gadget via popular wearable devices like Androidwear devices.
Of course, just because you can use Garadget across a myriad of devices, doesn’t mean you have to be worried about it. The people behind this smart home garage door opener remain committed to continually maintaining and sending automatic updates to each unit to ensure they stay at the cutting-edge of security.
3. Genie Aladdin Connect
It’s sort of a wonder that it took so long for a smart home garage door company to use a genie-like reference in its name! With the Genie Aladdin Connect smart garage door opener, you can quite literally drive up and Open Sesame your garage door open.
Where most other systems operate solely on a wireless system, the Genie Aladdin Connect system also operates on a Bluetooth connection that detects whether the connected garage door is open or closed. You’ll connect the hardware to the Genie Aladdin Connect app via its own WIFI SSID, but this is a one-time-only connection. Once you have the system up and running, you’ll disconnect the SSID and then connect via your home WIFI. This startup can be a bit confusing for not tech-savvy individuals, but once set-up, it’s incredibly easy and effective.
The Genie Aladdin Connect smart garage door opener also has a lot of other standout features that make it a good buy for those looking for something different. For example, with this system, you can control up to three garage doors via the same app system — making it an ideal option for those who want to share a system amidst family members or who have multiple garages and/or gates on the same property.
4. Alcidae Garager 2
The Alcidae Garager 2 is perhaps the most eye-catching smart home garage door opener given its sleek and modern design. Furthermore, this unit isn’t just one that opens and closes the door remotely, it also serves as a viewing portal thanks to its two-in-one camera that includes 1080p color, night vision, and a two-way audio system.
Best of all, this system operates with motion and sound detection and will send real-time alerts directly to your phone whenever the system detects someone or something in your garage when you’re n not there. Note, however, that if you plan to utilize regularly audio and visual communication and the storage capabilities with your Alcidae Garager 2, you’ll need to sign up for a $5 per month subscription. Not sure if you need it? Take advantage of the 30-day free trial.
Because the Alcidae Garager 2 has this audio and visual capability as well as sensors that allow remote garage door opening and closing, it’s no surprise that setting up the system is likely to take longer than other systems.
The good news is that the brand has published several easy-to-follow video guides on their Amazon page and their website that will help ensure installation goes smoothly. These videos are in addition to the print installation guide that’s shipped with every unit. After you have the hardware and requisite app installed, the system boasts automatic WIFI pairing that ensures users enjoy fast and easy access to the system and all of its capabilities.
5. Tailwind iQ3
Tailwind iQ3 is an incredibly sophisticated remote garage door openers set-up that, like the Genie Aladdin Connect, can be outfitted to control upwards of three different garages. To get the device situated in any garage, you will need the garage to have a strong wifi signal as it’s via wifi signal that the system connects with a smartphone app and smart home appliances with which you connect to Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home Assistant.
The device also requires a wall outlet for power. So long as you can meet these two conditions, installing the hardware is simple and within 30 minutes of installation, you’ll be ready to connect to the Tailwind iQ3.
The most notable aspect of the Tailwind iQ3 is its versatility. The makers of this smart home remote garage door opener were looking to make a smart home appliance that would be easy to use for large families or for families with senior or otherwise forgetful family members who wanted to keep tabs on their safety.
As such, owners of this system will find cross family sharing a breeze with the Tailwind iQ3 as you can easily manage multiple locations from the main account and multiple family members can all access those multiple locations so long as the credentials are shared.
So for example, if you both you and your grandparents have Tailwind iQ3 and they plan on taking a cruise, then you can easily log in and request notifications for their garage so that you can monitor access while they’re away and even drive up and enjoy easy access to care for the home when necessary.
If you’re looking for something simple, something cheap, and something effective, then look no further than the EACHEN WiFi Smart Home Garage Door Opener. This device is undoubtedly the cheapest unit we have listed here and yet it boasts unparalleled in-class security encryption and has the ability to log in all activity and attempted access, thereby allowing you the user to rest assured no one is getting into your garage whom you don’t want to.
The EACHEN WiFi remote garage door opener has several other exciting features going for it, including an incredibly user-friendly app that’s entitled EweLink. You’ll also find that installing the hardware and getting the system to pair with your WiFi network to be a breeze.
All that said, there is a major con that may make this unit undesirable. That con is that you only can use one controller per garage and sharing that info to other users can be clunky. Therefore, the EACHEN WiFi Smart Home Garage Door Opener is best-suited for individuals or families with one car garages or for those who would like to trial a cheaper smart home garage system before upgrading to a more expensive unit.
7. Liftprimary MyQ Garage Universal Smartphone Garage Door Controller and Smart Garage Hub
While yes, the Liftprimary MyQ Garage Hub is primarily a smart home garage door opener that, as with the other systems on this list, is designed primarily to remotely open one’s garage door, it also does so much more. If you’re looking to invest in a more comprehensive system through which you can fully control all of your garage systems, including the lights, then the Liftprimary MyQ Garage Universal SmartphoneGarage Door Controller and Smart Garage Hub has been the tech buy you’ve been waiting for.
This system is affordable with hardware that is easy to install — although it is integral for the garage to have a strong wifi signal and if it doesn’t, consider purchasing a wifi booster that will increase your home’s internet range. Once connected with your home WiFi, you can control your garage doors and lights via the myQ app wherever you go. In addition to this, you can also customize options and do things to create garage door schedules and preset times for your lights to turn on and off and even for the door to close or open.
You can even receive alerts and set the system so you can have safe in-garage door delivery of Amazon packages when your system is integrated with Amazon Prime. While this system isn’t yet set-up to do the same with packages that aren’t from Amazon, you can better secure your UPS and other packages by using those scheduling features and integrating the device for use on a side shed or similar space with its own garage-like door.
8. ismartgate Pro
The ismartgate Pro is the creme de la creme of smart home garage door openers and gadgets. You can use the system to control up to three garage doors or gates, including pedestrian gates that meet the right metrics. While its name might suggest it’s primarily for Apple products, the ismartgate Pro actually works seamlessly across products and devices and pairs fantastically with Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa. It’s been called by many as the best homekit smart garage door opener and is an ideal option for those looking for an all-in-one and do-it-all system.
So what makes it so desirable? Well, one of its outstanding features is the ability to integrate any existing IP camera to the system. So if you already have security cameras at your front gate and garage doors, then you can easily integrate it into the ismartgrage app for one control vector.
The app then can record events and store that activity locally to be accessed across any connected device. From the app hub, you can also integrate an events calendar that either opens or restricts access by hour, location, or door. So, for example, if you wanted to keep your front gate closed and locked except for the 2-hour window when you usually receive packages, you can easily create a calendar to do that.
Plus, with alerts set-up to receive video monitoring, you can also remotely lock that front gate door back once you’ve seen a desired package arrive safely on your property. That’s pretty next-generation and reason enough for many to choose the igatesmart Pro package over its competitors!
9. Insteon Garage Door Control and Status Kit
Add peace of mind to your smart garage checklist with this kit, which includes magnetic contacts to indicate the open/closed status of your garage door. You can remotely open or close the door from anywhere, as the device supplies you with updated monitoring over the Insteon network. With a smartphone and an internet connection, you’ll be able to know your home is safe and even open the door for any needed visitors.
10. Chamberlain MyQ-Garage
Here’s another innovative way to control your garage door opener with your smartphone. Along with the device itself, you get a free app that allows you to control and monitor your garage door remotely, via any smartphone or tablet. You’ll receive alerts if and when the door opens or closes, giving you a heads up on any situation at home. It works with almost every major brand garage door opener made after 1993.
11. Garageio Smart Garage Controller
With its ability to operate up to three distinct garage doors, the Garageio can be a life saver when it comes to safety and convenience. This simple box can be installed on your existing garage door opener, allowing remote smartphone operation and monitoring. You’ll be alerted in real-time if the door has been left open, and you’ll be able to grant access to other people, storing an unlimited amount of discrete users for the garage.
This wireless remote garage door opener operates with a sensor to open, close, and monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world. Using wifi connectivity and an accompanying free app, you’ll be able to take complete command of your garage situation from anywhere you’ve got an internet connection. Swiping with your smartphone can now open and close the garage door, even while away from home.
Now that you’ve seen the device itself, here’s a close look at the app as it appears on your smartphone. You’ll be able to take a direct real-time look at the garage and operate the door remotely, with ease.
13. GoControl/Linear Z-Wave Garage Door Opener
This new smart garage door opener remote is a small, black, and utterly discreet device that will add Z-Wave technology to your existing garage door opener. Z-Wave links your devices to a home smart network, allowing for total control from any smartphone. It can be retrofitted to virtually any garage door opener, providing remote control, monitoring, and instant alerts when people come and go.
14. Open Sesame
Here’s another super-discreet device that you can add to your existing garage door opener to welcome it to the world of smart home devices. With its super easy installation, you’ll be able to remotely control and monitor your garage door opener from any smartphone instantly. You can pair an unlimited amount of smartphones, making it a great choice for large families or those who have frequent guests who will need garage access.
15. Asante Live Streaming video Garage Door Opener
This uniquely comprehensive remote garage door opener kit includes a high quality camera for total control and monitoring. You’ll be able to instantly view a live image of the garage on your smartphone, replete with infrared night vision for operation at any time. The device will instantly mail or text you with the status of your garage door so you’ll always be aware of the security situation at home.
Unlike the prior devices on this list, this is a full garage door opener itself, rather than an add-on device. With its quiet belt operation and battery back up, the Craftsman is a solid piece of engineering. Smart technology takes it to the next level, with an AssureLink app connection for your smartphone that lets you monitor and operate your garage door from anywhere with an internet connection. You can provide remote access to your home for family, friends, or deliveries while across the globe.
The simple and direct app lets you take instant command of the garage door operation, no matter where you are in the world. At the office or on vacation and need to let someone in? It can happen with just a few taps.
17. Garage Beacon
This product was born when the designers noticed their friends and neighbors losing remotes and having trouble giving access to guests and family, thinking of the one thing we all have on us at all times. It’s designed to let you have total control over your garage with your smartphone. Built-in proximity sensors will open the door automatically as you return home, while the app lets you specifically control the door at any given time.
In addition to automatic and remote manual control, this will let you generate specific user access for anyone you want, letting you keep track of who is using the door and when they’re using it.
This simple, discreet, and fantastically tiny device will upgrade virtually any existing garage door opener to the world of smart home devices. Its small construction belies a powerful wireless function that lets you control the garage door from anywhere there’s an internet connection, via your Apple or Android smartphone and a free accompanying app. The device can even act as its own wifi access point in the event that it needs to be placed outside of your home router’s range.
19. Garage Mate
Comprising a simple, tiny receiver that attaches to your existing garage door opener, the Garage Mate allows you to control multiple door openers with one app on your smartphone or tablet. This app, available on both Apple and Android devices, allows for one-tap control of your garage, and because it’s simply a free app, you can add and assign friends and family without any additional cost. You’ll be able to track who uses the garage at what time, which is even better than having garage remotes for everyone.
Here’s a look at the almost unnoticeable device as installed. The small receiver is wired into your existing garage door opener and discreetly hangs out of the way.
The MiDoor device allows you and your entire family to remotely check on the garage door and its current open/closed status, opening or closing it as needed. The device wirelessly connects online, allowing you total control from a smartphone, anywhere you’ve got an internet connection. It can send you notifications when the door is activated at an unexpected time, or if it’s been left open too long. With a stored history, you’ll be able to track and match times if necessary for security reasons.
21. Iris Z-Wave Garage Door Controller
This universal garage door controller is designed to work with virtually all popular garage doors made in recent decades. It allows you to remotely open, close, and monitor your garage situation from anywhere you’ve got an internet connection. The Z-Wave technology connects it to your smart home network, linking with an array of devices from security to lighting to themostat. Best of all, it offers audio-visual feedback notification of any and all garage door movement.
22. Quirky Ascend
The Ascend is a perfectly sleek new device intended to convert your existing garage door opener into a smart home product. It connects with the Wink smartphone or tablet app to let you monitor the door’s status from anywhere on Earth, receive real-time alerts when it’s being used, and remotely grant access to friends and family when needed.
23. iSmart Gogogate
Compatible with both garage doors and gates, this device is a great security and convenience solution for your home or office. It connects to your router for wireless access, allowing you, for example, to use Siri to open the garage door as you arrive home. When your phone is already on you, it makes access a cinch. Individual doors can be programmed with their own name so that you have total precise control.
As the below diagram shows, it uses existing parts of your home to instantly transform the garage into a smart space, capable of communication and control via your smartphone from anywhere on earth.
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