Best Smart Garage Door Opener

+ A garage door opener is a motorized device that opens and closes garage doors controlled by switches on the garage wall.
+ Most also include a handheld radio remote control carried by the owner.

Best Smart Garage Door Opener

1/ Best Budget: Chamberlain MyQ

SMART STARTS IN THE GARAGE.

With the myQ Garage & Access Control App, you’ll always know what’s going on at home, even while you’re away. Let in the dog walker or a repairman. Feel reassured that the kids got home safely. Never wonder if the garage door was left open again. That’s peace of mind, right in the palm of your hand.

CONTROL FROM ANYWHERE

Open and close the garage door and turn on and off home lighting from anywhere. Let in friends or family while you’re away and make sure they step into a bright house.

SET DAILY SCHEDULES

Preset days and times for the garage door to close or the lights to turn on or off with the scheduling feature. It’s an easy way to keep home secure, especially when you’re away on a trip.

2/ Best for Automatic Opening: NEXX Garage NXG-100b

Nexx Smart Garage is a companion device to existing garage door openers. Powered by the Nexx Home app, it allows one or more users to securely open, close, and monitor their garage door from anywhere in the world.

  • Remote control

    Contol from anywhere in the world using your smartphone, tablet, and computer

    Features

    Remote Control

    Voice Control*

    Notifications

    Reminders

    History

    Share – unlimited number of users

    Schedules

    Best in Class Security Encryption

3/ Best for Multiple Doors: Genie Aladdin Connect

Aladdin Connect® WiFi connected garage door opener controller will give you peace of mind so that you won’t have to worry about whether your garage door has been left open. This smartphone-enabled garage door controller can be activated from anywhere at any time via the home’s Wi-Fi connection. Aladdin Connect controls and monitors the status (open or closed) of your garage door. With the newly added rules and time-based features, you can now set-up Virtual Keys to grant access to relatives, service workers, or friends. Simply have them download the free app, add their name to your list of users, and provide them a length if access instant virtual key access! Looking for a way to schedule your door automatically close at a certain time – Aladdin Connect allows you to set a rule for that! Want a garage door to close at a specific set-time frame – yes there is a rule for that too! Easy to install, the Aladdin Connect can be programmed by any homeowner for customization in minutes via a free downloaded application. Aladdin Connect puts you in control of the security of your home.

  • The Aladdin Connect app is free to use, with no additional fees or monthly charges!
  • Aladdin Connect is compatible with the most popular smart home platforms like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant
  • With the NEW Aladdin Connect smart home skill for Amazon Alexa, customers can now use their voice to control Aladdin Connect garage opener by speaking commands directly to Alexa. For example, instead of saying “Alexa, ask Aladdin Connect to open my garage, customers may now just ask “Alexa, open my garage door”.
  • Control, Confirm, and Monitor your garage door right from your smartphone or other smart devices!
  • Retro-Fit Kit: “Make your 20-year-old garage door opener, SMART”
  • Monitor and Access From Anywhere. Aladdin Connect gives you the ability to monitor, open and close your garage door with your smartphone or smart device from anywhere (work, home, vacation, and everywhere!).
  • Set Up Custom Access and Alerts for the Entire Family
  • Control up to 3 Garage Doors. One door position sensor comes standard in this kit – but you can monitor up to 3 doors with additional door position sensors sold separately.
  • Automate Door Closing Times: Aladdin Connect lets you schedule specific times to close your garage door as well as set the door to close after a certain length of time.

4/ Best for Easy Installation: Garadget Wi-Fi Garage Door Controller

Garadget is a simple and elegant way to breath a new life into your existing garage doors opener. It helps prevent mishaps so familiar to many of us: having to drive back to double-check if the garage door is closed, wondering if anything is missing after realizing the garage was left open all night, getting dropped off at home by the mechanic’s shuttle to realize that the garage remote is back in the car, etc. With Garadget, the gut sinking feeling is replaced with the satisfying “a-ha!”.

  • CONVENIENCE: Remotely control and monitor your garage doors from your iOS, Android smartphone, web browser, popular home automation systems and other devices. Multiple units can be controller from within a single account. The account can be accessed from multiple devices.
  • PEACE OF MIND: Receive notification when you forgot to close the garage door on departure, or when it remained open for too long or when it opens at an unusual time. Check the door status from anywhere anytime and see the time since the last event. Other automation such as opening on approach configured via free IFTTT channel.
  • COMPATIBILITY: Garadget can be easily added to most of the existing and new garage door installations with few exceptions that require a workaround (notably Security+ 2.0 openers with yellow “learn” button – click for more info). Additionally to smart phones, tables and computers, Garadget can be controlled from the growing list of home automation systems, voice control systems, wearables and integration services (SmartThings, Home Assistant, Vera, Home Seer, OpenHab, Androidwear, Pebble, Alexa/Echo, MQTT, IFTTT).

5/ Best for Surveillance: Alcidae Garager 2

  • Have you ever wondered if you left your garage door open after heading off to work but not had the time to go back and check? Or been in a situation where you needed to give a friend or family access to your home? If so, Alcidae has you covered!
  • Remote control and Garage Surveillance all in one. Operate your garage door from the Alcidae app and view live or recorded footage anywhere you may be!
  • Receive an alert when your garage door opens or closes. Our adjustable Sound and Motion Detection use state-of-the-art technology to detect and send notifications to your phone. Activity Alerts are available free of charge.
  • Compatible with Amazon Alexa & Google Home, control your garage door with just a few words!
  • Verbally interact with your garage anytime using the Built-in Mic and Speaker. And with Night Vision, rest assured you’re capturing all activity even in the dark.
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