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Best smart garage door openers

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Smart garage door openers are a helpful addition to any house, especially if you have a lot of people living there -- or a lot of garage doors. They offer a simple way to access your garage from the convenience of your phone. The Meross Smart Garage Door Opener is our best overall pick due to its versatility. We also have other options from the market reviewed here, to help you make the right choice for your lifestyle.

Best overall

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Meross Smart Garage Door Opener

Compatible with most major openers

The Meross Smart Garage Door Opener is compatible with multiple systems: Alexa, Google Assistant, SmartThings and IFTTT. The company promises you won't need to pay any monthly subscription fee and that your garage door opener will be easy to access, through the Meross mobile app. So, getting in the house should be a snap, at no extra cost.

The opener will communicate with almost any major recent garage door opener, including brands such as Hormann, Chamberlain, Skylink, and Liftmaster. Notification modes are available on your phone to keep your house secure, such as giving you an alert when the garage door is open. You can even set a nightly reminder to close the door before bed if you have a lot of people coming in and out of that area during the day.

Best automation

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Eachen Smart Garage Door Controller

Puts your garage door on a schedule

The Eachen opener allows you to set schedules, or timings, to open and close your garage door, which is perfect for those with lots of people going in and out of the house. Instant control is also available on anything that is connected to Amazon Alexa/Echo or Google Home/Nest IFTTT. Permissions can be temporarily shared with neighbours or house sitters if you're out of town or need to give somebody access to the house for a brief time. An app will let you control the garage door from your smartphone.

Best compatibility

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Chamberlain MyQ Starter Kit

You can connect with your smartphone or computer

Chamberlain MyQ is not only useable with your smartphone, but also with a computer program. The installation is easy, and the company promises compatibility with its Evolution garage door opener series. If you drive away from the house and forget to close the door, don't fear, the app will let you remotely operate it from anywhere in the world.

Best alerts

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Flysocks Smart Garage Door Opener

Multiple notification modes show you your garage status

The Flysocks smart garage door opener has helpful alerts to show you the latest with your garage door, including an open/close status, an "overtime" notification if your garage door has been open a while and an "overnight" notification to remind you to close the garage door at night. You can remotely control the door using an eHomeLife app that works with Google Assistant or Alexa, with a subscription fee. It is compatible with almost any major garage door opener that has been recently made.

Bottom line

The Meross Smart Garage Door Opener is our pick due to its compatibility with multiple systems (Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT) and multiple brands of openers. There are no monthly subscription fees to worry about, and its ease of use with multiple systems will offer easy access without paying a lot of extra fees for the privilege.

The Meross also allows you to keep track of your garage door status (open or closed) from just about anywhere. Additionally, it has some automation available, such as letting you know whether the garage door needs to be closed at night. This makes this opener a smart buy for many situations.

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