The 7 Best Garage Door Sensors

Updated December 21, 2018 by Quincy Miller

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We spent 24 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top selections for this wiki. Having automatic garage doors can save you a ton 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 picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best garage door sensor on Amazon.

7. Genie Aladdin

6. Chamberlain MyQ Smart

5. Digi-Code Universal

4. Amazing Beam

3. Genie Safe-T-Beam

2. Linear HAE00002

1. Chamberlain G801CB-P

Editor's Notes

December 18, 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.


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Last updated on December 21, 2018 by Quincy Miller

Quincy is a writer who was born in Texas, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue his life-long dream of someday writing a second page to one of his screenplays.


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