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Thoughts on Smart Home Garage?

Discussion in 'General Smart Home Discussion' started by armstrong619, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. armstrong619

    armstrong619 New Around Here

    Apr 18, 2019
    Has anyone heard of this product called Garager? It seems to be a decent product that could do some automation to your garage. I just saw the article on CNET.


    I did encounter once that I forgot whether or not I closed my garage. This would come in handy.

    Any additional thoughts on this product?
  2. L&LD

    L&LD Part of the Furniture

    Dec 9, 2013
    Don't know if this is spam or not, but googling for this brings up a lot of noise.

    Personally, these types of products are simply one more way for many more possible hackers to get into your home without using a boot for a door, a rolled up towel to break a window or a set of tools to pick the locks.

    Slow down, check twice. Live longer. To me, this isn't in the 'smarter living' category. :)
  3. Rolo

    Rolo Regular Contributor

    Jan 25, 2018
    Greensboro, NC
    I have been inclined to think that also but which is easier and more likely: physical brute force (lockpicking, breaking) or using high-tech skills and equipment?

    Also which is more likely: forgetting to close the garage door--rendering all security useless--or a high-tech hack?
    CaptainSTX likes this.
  4. Opso

    Opso New Around Here

    Jul 7, 2019
    Hi Rolo,
    Interestingly enough, I just replaced my garage door opener to a Chamberlain Liftmaster and have been playing with it all week. Every time I open or close my garage door, it sends me a notification to my smartphone. I also read a good article at https://open-solutions.com website and tried a few things they suggested. I've already bookmarked their site and waiting for more writeups on a smart garage but for existing garage door openers, there is also garagio.