If you pass in, then you know the feeling. You leave the house halfway up the road and wonder if you remember to close the garage door. But what if you could just check an app on your smartphone and see if the door was open or closed? And if not, use your smartphone (and app) as a remote control to close (or open) the garage door?
We have seen a lot, and for our front doors, but what about the smart appliances for the door that many of us use the most? Turns out, there are more than a few good, easy options for your garage. Let's take a look at the best smart garage door opener to fit your needs.
Smart garage 101
If you already own a motorized garage door opener, even one that has a belt opener or a chain drive, you can use one of the easy accessories below. If you're in the market for a completely new open mechanism, you can find smart options from manufacturers like Chamberlain,and Ryobi.
The smart garage door controller has several variants. Generally, a control attaches to your existing openers with a double-sided adhesive strip. In most cases, you will need to attach two small wires to the open and close command buttons on your existing garage door opener. Smart garage kits also often include several types of sensors to attach to your garage …