Thursday, February 21, 2019


I could see this GarageMate (Bluetooth garage door opener) being very handy for bike rides and things around the neighborhood. I wonder how frequently I would wish I could open the garage door remotely from work or somewhere. At $54 and an easy install, I may give it a whirl.

Via KK Cool Tools


  1. We have a Z-Wave controller on our opener. If I'm outside, it's way easier to open the garage via the keypad than pull out my phone. However, we have an alert set up to ping if we leave the garage door open for 20 minutes. Then, being able to close remotely is very nice and have used that several times now:

    1. I was thinking the app might be nice, so my parents could open the garage door if they needed to get in - and they wouldn't have to get out of the car. (Given it has rained consistently over the last couple of weeks, staying dry is on the top of my mind.) Thanks for suggesting other options.