If you are looking to bring your garage into the 21st century, then you could consider investing in some gadgets. There is a multitude of gadgets available for garages these days and in the following article, we will look at some of the best. From apps that can open your garage door from your car to sensors that will help you park safer and easier, we have put together a whole list of cool stuff.
The first gadget we wanted to include is MyLifter. Statistics show that 1 in 3 of us Brits hoard junk in our garage, so you might need a bit off assistance cleaning it out. This is a motorised lifting device that can be controlled by your Android or Apple smartphone. Each individual unit is only 3 x 4.5 x 4.5 inches, 2lbs but amazingly can lift up to 100 lbs using its 25 feet of stainless steel cable.
While a single unit can be used to lift objects like storage boxes, kayaks, and even bikes; when you combine more than one unit together, you can lift even heavier objects. You can combine a total of 4 MyLifter units together and they feature a built-in safety mechanism that prevents anything over the 100lbs limit being lifted.
There are a plethora of different garage door opening apps and devices available nowadays, and as your taste may be different from ours, you may wish to choose a different one. However, we have chosen our favourite, which is the MyQ Garage, because of its simplicity and the additional safety feature it includes.
It works with most remotely opened garage doors such as products from Garador, and Hoormann, MyQ Garage is an all-in-one device that enables you to monitor, open and close your garage door using your smartphone from absolutely anywhere. Using the Wi-Fi connection in your home, it notifies you whenever your garage door is opened or closed.
Chamberlain CLULP1 Universal Garage Parking Assist
Parking in tight spaces is always tricky, but it is even trickier when the tight space you are trying to park it is a garage with equipment and other expensive and dangerous equipment stored. There are various devices and apps that can help you park safer, but we have decided to highlight one in particular – the Chamberlain CLULP1 Universal Garage Parking Assist. This is a truly ingenious invention that allows you to park your car safely and efficiently each and every time. It works in conjunction with virtually any garage door opening system and activates automatically when you enter your garage. The light beaming down from the system will turn red when you are in the right spot for safe parking.
If the above is a little too technical for you or you want an extra degree of safety when parking, why not opt for the simple design of the Parking Mat. You simply stick these to the floor of your garage in the space you want to park your car and it will indicate whether you are parking in the right spot or not. It features two tall projections – one 1 inch that lets you know you are in the correct spot and another 2 inch one that tells you to stop.
Josh Andrews is keen on home design and Home Improvement. Dabbling in home automation solutions is his current hobby, and he won’t be happy until everything he owns is accessible through his phone.