Can I use my Android Phone as a Garage Door Opener?

Garage-Door-OpenerThe more you use your Android phone the more you will realize that it can do tons of cool things. For example, with a few tweaks here and there you can use your phone to operate your garage door. In other words, you can forget about that ugly opener that is always getting lost in your car and in need of new batteries.

If you are interested in using your Android phone as a garage door opener, you must first download the appropriate app. Those who have knowledge of writing apps can customize their very own. It may take a little bit of extra time, but in the end you are going to get exactly what you want.

Note: if you write a cool Android app for opening your garage door, don’t be shy about sharing it with the world. Who knows, you may be able to help others while making a few bucks along the way.

To get started, you need to purchase a receiver from a third party or make your own. If you have any questions about this, don’t be shy about contacting your local garage door repair company. This is one of the best ways to not only obtain high quality information, but to get help if you are struggling with the installation process.

Before you download an app and get started, make sure it is compatible with your garage door opener. The most popular apps, such as Garage Mate, work with the following: Genie, Liftmaster, Chamberlain, Sears Craftsman, Raynor, Wayne-Dalton, Axis Cam and AccessMaster.

The Benefits

Although you may already realize that using your Android phone as a garage door opener is convenient, you should consider the fact that there are many additional benefits. These include but are not limited to:

  • Never again have to use a traditional garage door opener – this saves you both space and stress
  • You can password protect your phone to increase security
  • The signal is nearly impossible to intercept

The short answer of whether you can use your Android phone as a garage door opener is yes. As long as you have the right app on your phone and receiver in your garage, everything should work as planned.

With so many benefits, consider this idea in the near future. Once you begin to use your phone as an opener, you will look back and wonder what took you so long.


About Neb Aleksic

Neb grew up in the garage door business. Since joining Doorcare he has moved up in the ranks, and now oversees a team, in addition to Doorcare's marketing efforts. He is passionate about what he does, and enjoys the small things in life.
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