Top 3 Must Have Garage Gadgets
Now that the Christmas season is over and you’re returning all the gifts that didn’t fit or you didn’t want in the first place, you can exchange them for some goodies that would actually be useful in your garage. You can’t blame your loved ones for not realizing that garage gadgets might be the key to your heart, so take it upon yourself to get hooked up with these must have garage accessories.
Smartphone Operated Garage Door Opener
Of course, everyone who has an automatic garage door opener has a remote control to open and close the door. But what happens when you’re far outside the range of your garage door remote control and you have that niggling feeling that you forgot to close the door? Enter the smartphone controlled garage door opener application. This app allows you to know if your garage door is open or closed and gives you the ability to open or close it from anywhere, no matter the distance from your garage. It can even let you know if your door is opening or closing while you’re away from the house.
You’ve probably seen people hang a tennis ball from the ceiling of their garage to allow them to know how far they need to pull the car in to allow the rear bumper to clear the garage door and without ramming the hood into the front wall or tool bench. There are now specialized parking mats that provide a similar service without the need for figuring out how to attach a ball to a piece of string. Small rubber speed bumps on the front and back of the mat allow you to feel your way into the garage and park perfectly every time.
Motion Sensor Indoor Lights
Even if you have parking mats in place to allow you to position your car properly, you should also have some light for visual aid. Of course, when you pull in and out of your garage, you don’t want to be getting out of the car to turn the lights on and off. Solve the problem with motion sensor lights that automatically turn on when you arrive and turn off once you’re gone.