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Phone Home: 3 Ways to Open Your Garage Door With Your Cell Phone

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* Use your phone to open and close your garage
* Stay safe by easily monitoring who’s coming and going
* Set up real-time video and open your garage from anywhere in the world

Don’t you just hate it when you pull into the driveway only to realize you forgot the garage door opener? Or worse, that you’ve lost it entirely? Fortunately, the internet age is making our lives a little easier every day, and with the right device, you can open your garage with only a cellphone.

By using these devices to sync your garage door to your smartphone, you’re able to easily monitor your home and have a better idea of who’s coming and who’s going. More than that, it offers more convenience because you won’t have to worry about whether or not you closed the garage before you left.

1. GarageMate

Compatible with virtually every type of garage opener on the market, Garage Mate takes minutes to install and works like a charm. You can even use the built-in monitor log to see who opened/closed the garage, and because it uses Bluetooth and not standard WiFi, it’s able to provide a greater range and added security. It can also pair up to eight phones at any time.

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2. Nexx Garage

By connecting to your home’s network, you’re able to transform your existing garage opener into a smart device. The Nexx Garage syncs to your WiFi network to control the lifting and lowering of your door. That means you still use your old garage door opener, only now you’re able to control it with your smartphone from anywhere in the world. Need to let someone in to feed the dog while you’re away? No problem.

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3. Gogogate 2

Easy to install and even easier to use, the Gogogate 2 offers a smarter way to open your garage with tons of added features to boot. With the ability to control up to three separate doors simultaneously, it also offers real-time video monitoring of the surrounding area, so you’re always in the know when it comes to who’s coming and who’s going. Create up to 10 different free accounts to give more people easy access. It even works with gates.

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