Its time you turn your phone into more than just a phone! Mentioned below are some of the currently available DIY or off-the-shelf solutions in the market to help you control your garage door remotely.
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1. Controlling Your Garage Door With Samsung HM1100 Bluetooth Headset
To begin with, you are required to have a Samsung HM1100 Bluetooth Headset or you can purchase one from a suitable vendor. Next, break open the earpiece on the Headset and solder any one of the earpiece wires to a transistor’s base pin. Also solder the black and red wires to the other pins of the transistor. Now connect the red and black wires to your garage door openers.
Here you will be making use of your Bluetooth headset’s audio amplifier for sending signals to your garage door opener. There’s a dedicated app on Android specially to make this process much simpler.
GarageMate is the app that is trusted by hundreds as the most secure garage door opener. It can be installed effortlessly within 2 minutes and guarantees to keep trespassers at bay. In case someone else is also using the same app, they will not be able to access your garage without your permission. The app is compatible with Liftmaster, Wayne-Dalton, Chamberlain, Somfy, AccessMaster and all other garage openers build in last 30 years.
2. Making Use Of Hiq Automation Iopener
The HiQ Automation iOpener is developed by Steve Szymke and Joshua Gramlich. The device is a small box, which can be attached with your current garage door opener within minutes and can then be paired with your smartphone via Bluetooth. HiQ iOpener allows you to set a 16-digit security code to ensure that no one else can gain illicit entry into your garage.
3. Tap It Open
There’s another app in the market that efficiently takes advantage of the Bluetooth technology and helps you manage your garage door from your smartphone. An easy to install app, it is fairly loaded with security features and provides you with the freedom to access a garage door at your convenience – Tap it Open works efficiently well on all android powered smart phones. The app takes full advantage of Bluetooth security and supports smart phones password protection feature too.
Tap it Open provides you the opportunity to forget worrying about anyone stealing your garage door opener. IPhone versions are also available. These application work best for residential and commercial garage doors.
4. Daisy Bluetooth Multi-Thing Controller
For this you are required to have a Daisy Bluetooth Multi-Thing Controller. With Bluetooth Multi-Thing Control Kit you get USB power adapter, USB Cable, Bluetooth breakout board and free android software to interact with your smart phone. You do not require any soldering here. The controller contains screw terminals and control switches on the board.
It works with the free Android Daisy On/Off application, which allows you to create multiple buttons with custom labels to control various Bluetooth enabled things.