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This DIY Garage Door Opener And Camera Controls Your Door From Your Smartphone

This DIY Garage Door Opener And Camera Controls Your Door From Your Smartphone | Garage Doors | Scoop.it

This method lets you open the door from anywhere — whether you’re home or not, and watch a live feed from your garage on your phone.  It's perfect for letting the kids in when they get home, or just checking to see if everything is okay.


Instructables user zarkani made this home security project a reality, using an old Android phone, some easily-available electronics and a free Android app called Alfred Security IP Cam. In short, he sets up the old phone in his garage, actually connected to your garage door opener directly using a photocell. When it’s not opening or closing the garage door, it acts as a security camera you can watch from anywhere on the web (provided you set up your home network to allow you access remotely) and when you need to open or close the garage door, just use the app to activate the garage phone’s flashlight — that will trip the photocell and open the door.

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7 Buildings that transformed their garage door in a beautiful part of the house.

7 Buildings that transformed their garage door in a beautiful part of the house. | Garage Doors | Scoop.it

Garage doors can do a lot of things, they either fold, tilt, slide, or whatever. Nowadays in Australia, the operable window walls are more common. It is mostly used by Building designers, because they are flexible for clients. Another advantage of the window wall is that there is a certain connection between in- and outside of the house.


In this article you will see what's possible with garage doors, you will be surprised, because this is more like art.

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If you are in need of a new garage door, but you think old ones are ugly, these guys know how to change your opinion.


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Tips when getting a garage door

Tips when getting a garage door | Garage Doors | Scoop.it

A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams, that is a saying that can't be discussed. It is simply the truth. It becomes your "home" once you put your energy, time and money into it to make it your own place. Everybody has dreams on how to dress their house.

You try to improve the look of your house by different items, such as furniture, new floor, carpets, just name it.

You also want the outside of your house to look good right? What about your garage? Have you ever thought a garage door? Well, it is actually a pretty important part of your house. Either for protection or just the looks. Because you probably want your car be safe and sound once it is locked up behind the garage door.

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Buying a garage door is often underrated, while it is a large expense. This article provides you tips to get the best quality, so your door won't fall off next time it is a bit stormy.

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Merlin bats for greater compliance in garage door automation

Merlin bats for greater compliance in garage door automation | Garage Doors | Scoop.it

Chamberlain group company Merlin has launched a new safety campaign to raise awareness on the importance of compliance in garage door automation. Addressing the issue of cheap imports, the campaign urges Australian builders and designers to ensure they install compliant garage door openers for their clients.

The Chamberlain group is the world's largest manufacturer of automatic garage door openers.


Marketing Director Grant Emanuel explains that the garage door is the largest moving object in a home, making it imperative for homeowners to ensure they install safe, reliable and Australian Standards-compliant openers.

Underlining the need for builders, designers and consumers to avoid non-compliant, cheap imports as they increase the risk of injury and damage to property or vehicles, Emanuel noted that both manufacturers and installers were responsible for ensuring compliant garage door installations.

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For just $30, they can enter your house and steal your car.

For just $30, they can enter your house and steal your car. | Garage Doors | Scoop.it

On a morning when you head off to work and unlock your car, the last thing you will probably think of is thieves right? But Samy Kamkar does. He is well known to be a "scary" hacker. He managed to create a device that is called Rolljam. Well okay, so what you think? Well, this device cracks wireless entry systems used by car and garage door makers.

How is this possible you think? When a victim remotely opens their car, it won't work. It will work the second time, all tough then your code has already been stolen by a thief. So they can afterwards easily steal your car.

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Why you need a better garage door? Well because of this reason. Hackers have developed a device that can easily hack your door and keyless car.

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