Having a garage door that can be controlled from a smartphone is a nice upgrade with many advantages.
There a few different styles of smartphone remote controls for a garage door depending on the scenario.
For example, for a home that has a few roommates all needing to open the garage door, each person can install an app to their phone and have access.
There are also wireless controllers that can open and close the door from anywhere in the world via an app and an internet connection.
Each one of these units have their advantages and disadvantages so lets break down the main points of each type of unit.
As always be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
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Our Top Picks for Best Smartphone Garage Door Openers
- Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 MyQ-Garage
- Open Sesame HNAOS01
- LiftMaster 888LM+828LM MyQ
- Asante 99-00900-US
- DeviceLinked gLink
Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 MyQ-Garage Controls Your Garage Door Opener with Your Smartphone
The Chamberlain MyQ-Garage is a universal WiFi garage door opener that can be used with an iPhone or Android.
An app is used to monitor and control the garage door from anywhere there is an internet connection.
It works with most all garage doors built after 1993.
It requires mounting a WiFi hub close to the garage door controls.
A door sensor is also installed on the door itself.
Open Sesame HNAOS01 Smartphone Door Opener Remote Control, Small, Black
Open Sesame is a wireless smartphone controller for a garage door.
Two wires are connected at the controller unit that wirelessly connects to a smartphone.
The app can be installed on different phones to have multiple door openers. It is rated to work up-to 100ft from the door.
This is a good unit to get for homes with roommates or family members all needing a remote to open and shut the garage door.
LiftMaster 888LM+828LM MyQ Retrofit Package
The LiftMaster MyQ controls your LiftMaster (1998 or newer) garage door from any location from your smartphone or tablet.
It comes with a unit to replace the existing wall controller and an internet gateway device that plugs into a router.
If you have a LiftMaster garage door and want to upgrade it to be a wireless unit this may be the one for you.
Asante 99-00900-US With Built-in Camera Smart Garage Door Opener, White
This Asante kit is unique in it gives a live video stream of the door opening and closing to your smartphone.
Ater being set up it can open and close the door anywhere with an internet connection.
It also has an app for iPhones and Android smartphones.
DeviceLinked gLink – Open Your Garage with Your Phone
The GLink is linked to a smartphone to open your garage door.
It works with iPhone’s or Androids.
There are no batteries or power supply it comes with two wires that are connected to the door controller.
Each wireless controller will have its own unique installation and set up.
Since each unit has a different difficulty level of installation be sure to read the reviews on Amazon or elsewhere to know if its a good fit for your garage door.
Once a unit is set up they are very nice to use in many scenarios such as giving access to a roommate or family member.
The codes can be changed so if for example a roommate moves out their access can be deleted.
Do you have a favorite smartphone garage door opener? Let us know in the comment below.