Smart Garage Door Openers allow us the convenience to open and close our garage doors by turning the existing Wi-Fi network and current garage door opener into a single integrated smart device. And to top it off, these Smart Garage Door Openers can be controlled and monitored from anywhere. In other words, you can activate your garage door by simply tapping on the mobile app from your smartphone or in some cases, giving voice commands to your Alexa and Google Assistant device(s).
These smart garage door openers offer easy-to-add functionality to upgrade your existing opener and are compatible with most brands of garage door openers made after 1993. With a multitude of other functions including multi-user access, remote monitoring and real-time activity logging, these will give you the peace of mind to know whether you have closed your door or not, and the ability to do it from anywhere in case you really did forget to close them.
1. NEXX Garage NXG-100b Smart WiFi Remotely Control
The Nexx Smart Garage Controller works with most existing garage door openers and allows one or more users to securely open, close and monitor their garage door from anywhere in the world. This smart device will allow you to control your garage door with your smartphone, Alexa and Google Assistant or while just driving your car.
PROS: You can authorize multiple people to access your garage with the multi-user access and remote monitoring feature.
CONS: It is compatible with most but not all garage door openers.
2. Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener
Chamberlain’s MyQ is a wireless and Wi-Fi enabled garage hub that allows you to use your smartphone to open and close your garage door from anywhere using the MyQ app. This garage hub also allows you to set times for your garage to close, receive alerts when the garage opens and closes and has smart collaborations, linking your MyQ account to Google Assistant for voice control and even Nest.
PROS: Amazon Prime members in certain areas can opt-in with the MyQ Smart Garage Hub to get your packages securely delivered inside the garage.
CONS: In order to enable Alexa or IFTTT compatibility you will need to sign up for a monthly subscription.
3. Chamberlain MYQ-G0201
The Chamberlain MyQ Garage allows you to control your garage door with your smartphone, anywhere or anytime. In addition to your garage door, you can control and operate lights and house lamps, giving you peace of mind and convenience.
PROS: You can receive alerts any time your garage door opens or closes and it can let you know if you forgot to close the door.
CONS: This version of MyQ does not support setting up multiple users.