Updated December 21, 2018 by Quincy Miller

The 7 Best Garage Door Sensors

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This wiki has been updated 8 times since it was first published in November of 2018. 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 choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. 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.


Quincy Miller
Last updated on December 21, 2018 by Quincy Miller

After getting his bachelor’s from the University of Texas, Quincy Miller moved out to Los Angeles, where he soon found work as a copywriter and researcher, specializing in health and wellness topics for a major online media brand. Quincy is also knowledgeable about home improvement, as he’s had extensive experience with everything from insulation to power tools to emergency room trips, sometimes in that order. Sharing a home with three dogs and a couple of cats has forced Quincy to learn as much as he can about pet supplies, animal nutrition and, most importantly, the best ways to tackle the mountains of fur that accumulate in every corner of your home.


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