Best smart garage door openers 2022

Chamberlin MyQ Smart Garage Door controller
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When you're looking to upgrade your home to a smart home, you don't want to forget the garage door. Being able to open it from your phone makes it easier for you to enter your house when you don't have a remote or keypad handy. More than that, at some point, you or one of your kids might leave the garage door open. Most smart garage door openers, including the one that I use — the Chamberlain MyQ — let you check the status of your garage door and close it from a distance. Here are the best smart garage door openers for any home.

Chamberlin MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener

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Chamberlain MyQ

Best Overall

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Inexpensive
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Smart Key
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Compatible with several smart services
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Sends notifications

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Payment plan
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Must have Wi-Fi signal in garage

Considering how well it works, it's seriously surprising how inexpensive the Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub is. In addition to being able to open your garage door using your app, the device sends notifications to your phone to let you know when there's activity or if the door has been left open. If you're out running errands and suddenly wonder if you left the garage door open, you can check the app, and it will tell you the status. I've been using the Chamberlain MyQ Garage Hub for over two years now and love how I can manage both of my garage doors with a single app.

If you're an Amazon Prime member, you can opt-in to Key by Amazon, which allows Amazon delivery persons to drop packages off in your garage instead of leaving them on the porch where others might get at them. In addition to that, you can give up to three people the ability to access your smart garage. It's perfect for giving to guests or when you're out of town and a trusted neighbor is taking care of Fluffy for you.

This setup connects to several smart services, including Nest, Wink, Xfinity Home, Google Assistant, IFTTT, Alpine, and EVE Connect for Tesla.  You'll also need to make sure you have a Wi-Fi signal in your garage, or the device won't work properly, but that's how it goes with most smart garage door openers. There are so many great smart home devices available, but a garage door controller that lets you manage your garage door from just about anywhere as long as your phone can access the internet is a very helpful one.

Refross Smart Garage Door Opener

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Refoss Smart Garage Door Opener

Best Budget

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Inexpensive
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Works with smart home assistants
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App notifications
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No hub needed

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Wired installation

If you don't want to spend a fortune for a simple, smart garage door opener, but still want to be able to check the status of your garage door and control it from your Android or iOS phone, this is the unit to get. It's less expensive than other versions because it does require a wired installation. That being the case, it won't be the easiest thing to install compared to other options out there. However, it works well and sends you notifications when your garage door has been left open for a certain amount of time.

You can control it with IFTTT devices, Google Assistant, or Amazon Alexa. It works with a wide range of garage door openers, so it's likely to work with the one in your home. You can use the app to control the door from anywhere that you have an internet connection, check the door's history, or receive safety alerts.

NEXX NXG-300 Smart Garage Door Opener

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NEXX Smart Wi-Fi Garage Controller NXG-300

Best for Automatic Opening

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Auto opening
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Voice controls
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Works with several smart services
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Open the door from just about anywhere
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No hub required

Reasons to avoid

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On the pricey side
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Wired installation

This smart device has a feature that allows it to detect when you're nearby, all with your smartphone. You can set it to open when you approach automatically, making it, so you never have to reach for a garage door button ever again when driving up. This feature can be turned off if it's not something you want to have.

You can also control NEXX using the included app, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Samsung SmartThings. As long as you have Wi-Fi, you'll be able to check the status, open, or close the garage door from any location using the app. This is one of the more expensive units on this list, but it's good at what it does. Just keep in mind that the sensors used to determine if the garage door is closed are wired. You'll need to make sure you have enough wiring running to the correct areas of your garage when you install the unit. This can make installation more complicated, depending on your house setup.

Genie Aladdin connect

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Genie Aladdin Connect

Best for Multiple Doors

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Inexpensive
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Comes with remote
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Voice controls
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Program up to three garage doors
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Sends notifications

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Difficult installation

Sometimes the easiest way to access your garage is by using a remote control. You don't have to turn on any apps or wait for loading times, you simply press a button, and the garage opens. The Genie Aladdin Connect comes with a physical button in addition to the smart aspects, so you can easily control your garage door using whichever method is easiest at the moment.

The app lets you check to see if the garage door is open or shut, an excellent tool for when you're on vacation or at work. By connecting this garage door controller to one of the best Wi-Fi routers out there you'll receive notifications when someone uses the door and can control it from just about anywhere. This unit pairs with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, which means you can use voice controls to open or close your door. If you do the proper installation work, this unit will be able to control up to three garage doors. As with any garage door opener, it takes some work to correctly set up the main unit as well as the wired sensors around the doors.

Wyze Cam V3 Smart Garage Door bundle

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Wyze Cam v3 Garage Door Controller Bundle

Best for Easy Installation

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AI camera helps monitor the door activity
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Easier to install
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Sends notifications
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Single control module

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Connecting the camera to the QR code can be frustrating
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Camera will need to be plugged into an outlet.

Wyze is known for making impressive smart devices at great prices. This bundle uses the excellent Wyze Cam V3 to help monitor your garage door with the help of AI detection and a QR code. Because of this, installation is a lot easier, and the only other part of installing is a couple of wires for the door controller onto your existing garage door motor.

Once everything is set up, you can check on the status of your garage or control it from any location using the Wyze app. This device also works with your favorite voice assistants, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. This means you're more likely to be able to control it in the manner you'd prefer. You can also schedule when the door opens and closes or automate it to open when you arrive home.

Aside from the need to plug in the camera, there isn't a lot of downside to this bundle. Depending on your garage and the lighting, getting the QR code and camera lined up to work can be tricky. Still, considering the easy installation and the great price for a smart garage door opener and a security camera — it's tough not to give this bundle a try.

Alcidae Garager 2 Garage Door Opener

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Alcidae Garager 2

Best for Surveillance

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Built-in security camera
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Night vision
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Sends notifications
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Works with Alexa and Google Assistant

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Expensive
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Subscription for cloud storage

This garage door opener doubles as a security camera, so you'll be able to monitor your garage door better should someone tamper with it. The camera also includes night vision to capture the actions of would-be intruders no matter what time of day it is. The company does offer cloud storage, but like many other security camera companies, you need to pay a subscription to get the most out of it. The camera makes this garage door opener more expensive than many others, but it's worth the price if you want to monitor your home better.

You'll receive notifications if someone opens your door or if it is left open for too long. This device is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. So you can control and monitor it from your favorite home automation devices. The unit itself even has a built-in microphone and speaker so you can interact with it directly. Use the Alcidae app to check the status of your garage door at any time or to open or close it from just about anywhere.

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When you look around, you'll find plenty of smart garage door openers on the market, but finding a quality device that fits your specific needs can be a little trickier. We did the research and made a list of the best options you can find. When making your decision, you'll want to consider price, installation difficulty, how many smart home services the opener can pair with, and any additional conveniences the device might offer.

We highly recommend the Chamberlain MyQ. It provides plenty of conveniences and is one of the least expensive smart garage door openers you'll find. You'll be able to check the status of your garage door and control it from any of the excellent Android smartphones whenever you have an internet connection. It also works with Key by Amazon, so deliveries can be placed within the safe environment of your garage rather than being kept out on the porch.