The 10 Best Garage Door Sensors
This wiki has been updated 12 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 choices, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.
January 21, 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.