This $17 Accessory Makes Almost Any Garage Door Smart, Every Home Owner Should Get One

From light bulbs to thermostats and even power strips, more and more home appliances are getting “smart” every day. So why stop at just your house? With the MyQ Wi-Fi and Bluetooth equipped smart garage control, you’ll never have to worry about whether you remembered to shut your garage door again. This smart garage device would typically cost you $30, but right now at Amazon you can grab it for $13 off, which matches the all-time low for it. This is part of Amazon’s October Prime Day event (which we are live blogging all the best deals from), so you won’t have much time to save on this.

Like most smart devices, the MyQ smart garage control allows you to open your garage door from anywhere with your smart phone through a companion app. It’s also compatible with Google Assistant, though not Amazon Alexa, so you can control it with the sound of your voice through Google smart home hubs and speakers. It allows you to open and close your garage from anywhere, get notifications about any activity while you’re away and grant access to up to three guests.

And if you’re a frequent online shopper, you can use it to sign up for Amazon’s Key servicewhich gives delivery drivers one-time access to your garage to leave your packages inside, where they’ll be safe from porch pirates.

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