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Install A Garage Door Indicator Light Using Home Automation


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

How To Monitor if Your Garage Door is Open or Closed

How To Monitor Your Garage Door With Control Modules

Electrical Question: I would like to install some type of switch on my garage door

What type of switch would you recommend?

Thank you for your help.

Background: Dennis, a Handyman from Phoenix, AZ.

Additional Comments: Very nice site I have added it to my home folder for future use.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electrical question Dennis.
Dennis, this can be accomplished using Control Modules.

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2 Responses to “Install A Garage Door Indicator Light Using Home Automation”
  1. Dave Rongey says:

    Thanks for sharing Ani – Great information!

  2. Ani Martin says:

    Hi Dave,

    We used to have the same problem (in our case the kids would leave and forget to close the garage door) so I went looking on the internet and found a product called Garagehawk. It connects to our garage door opener to monitor when it’s open. Then you plug in the other module into any outlet you would easily see and it lights up red so you can see it from inside the house. We got an extra module too that we put in our hallway upstairs. That way we can make sure it’s closed before we go to bed at night. The best part is that you just push the button and it closes the garage door from there so we don’t have to go back downstairs and to the garage to close it. We love it!