Ever left your garage door open overnight? In addition to being a terrible energy waster, all the tools, bikes, and other stuff are available to thieves – who might even enter your home via the door from your garage to your living quarters.
If you’ve got a garage, you’ve probably asked yourself that question many times—in some cases, maybe several times a day. I probably do a double-check on my garage door a couple of times a week, which isn’t difficult since my garage is right off my kitchen.
But if you have to climb down some stairs to see if the door is closed, or if you are prone to fussing about the answer after climbing into bed at night, you might want to look into installing a garage door monitor.
The Chamberlain Garage Door Monitor is a snap to install. Just mount the sensor on the garage door with Velcro strips and set the monitor wherever you want in the house. When the door opens, the sensor sends a wireless signal to the monitor, providing a visual clue that the door is open. When the door is closed, the monitor lets you know.
No tools are required for installation. The monitor must be plugged in with the included AC adapter, while the sensor is powered by a long-lasting 3-volt lithium battery. It’s a pretty low-cost, low-tech means to some peace of mind.