Updated January 24, 2021 by Luke Mitchell

The 10 Best Garage Door Sensors

video play icon

This wiki has been updated 14 times since it was first published in November of 2018. Having automatic garage doors can save you a lot of hassle. However, they are only as good as their sensors, as unreliable connectivity defeats the entire purpose of automating the task and you need to ensure they retract safely if something crosses their line of travel. Many of these selections can also be used as part of a comprehensive security system to protect valuables inside the home. When users buy our independently chosen editorial selections, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Chamberlain MYQ-G0402

2. Chamberlain G801CB-P

Editor's Notes

January 22, 2021:

All the sensors ranked here offer peace of mind in some way or another, whether it's the convenience factor and avoidance of heavy lifting, heightened security, or their ability to prevent crushing injuries. The three new additions made in this latest review of our ranking bring the list up to date with their smart-device-assisted functionality.

The MoKo Wireless was our first selection, which offers easy installation and requires no central hub in order to operate. This is a good choice for those who require a simple and affordable solution, however, it should be noted that it doesn't work with the latest generation 5 gigahertz Wi-Fi.

Our next two choices, the YoLink YS7706-UC and the Chamberlain MYQ-G0402, are very similar, in that they each respond to voice commands, both have a number of operational and security features accessible via their own apps, and, crucially, they both require Wi-Fi-connected hubs in order to function. However, once installed they are each impressive in their own right, and work seamlessly with smart devices.

December 19, 2018:

There are a variety of uses for sensors, from ensuring that no one is accidentally crushed under the door to implementing them as part of a whole-home security system. This list reflects that variety, although it should be noted that many of the "smart" models also include safety features. However, they also tend to be less reliable, so it's a question of whether you're willing to sacrifice dependability for bells and whistles.

4. Linear HAE00002

5. MoKo Wireless

6. Genie Safe-T-Beam

7. Amazing Beam

8. Digi-Code Universal

9. Chamberlain MyQ Smart

10. Genie Aladdin


Luke Mitchell
Last updated on January 24, 2021 by Luke Mitchell

Having grown weary of working in office environments, music graduate Luke decided to trade the dismal skies of southern England for the far more agreeable climate of south Asia. Prior to writing for Ezvid Wiki, he established a small agency providing websites for clients all over the world. This enabled him to travel extensively, living for prolonged periods in a number of interesting countries and experiencing several different cultures along the way. When not playing or writing music, Luke likes to ride his motorcycle in far-flung regions where the air is thin and the roads are dusty. His areas of expertise are largely gleaned from his nomadic lifestyle and include travel, computers, automotive goods and accessories, musical instruments and gear, and boats.


Thanks for reading the fine print. About the Wiki: We don't accept sponsorships, free goods, samples, promotional products, or other benefits from any of the product brands featured on this page, except in cases where those brands are manufactured by the retailer to which we are linking. For more information on our rankings, please read about us, linked below. The Wiki is a participant in associate programs from Amazon, Walmart, Ebay, Target, and others, and may earn advertising fees when you use our links to these websites. These fees will not increase your purchase price, which will be the same as any direct visitor to the merchant’s website. If you believe that your product should be included in this review, you may contact us, but we cannot guarantee a response, even if you send us flowers.