Garageio is the simple and secure way to control and monitor your garage door from anywhere in the world, all without needing to replace your existing opener. The Garageio Blackbox can easily be installed in your home garage, allowing control of up to three separate garage doors.
Setup consists of three easy steps: Install the hardware device in your garage, connect the device to your home wireless connection, and download the Garageio app. That’s it!
Leave home with absolute peace of mind. Garageio will alert you if your garage door has been left open, and allow you to close it immediately with a single swipe.
Garageio works great with IFTTT (If This Then That), allowing you to make your life even simpler with custom recipes!
Describe your product in 3 words.
Smart. Universal. Connected.
Where did you get the inspiration for your product?
One rainy evening, Zak Dziczkowski discovered his garage door remote was missing. After getting soaked while using his garage keypad, he sought a replacement remote — only to discover they’re outlandishly overpriced. That same night, he called Dave Reif, and the two began their work developing Garageio — a simple idea to pair your smartphone with your garage.
What differentiates your product from similar products out there?
Garageio can not only monitor and control up to three separate garage door openers, but it also integrates with other great products such as Amazon Echo and IFTTT.
Tell us about the best and most challenging parts of the creation process.
There are a many different garage door openers to account for and we had to build something that would work well with all of them. The only thing more difficult than that is testing all of the different models as well. Each one is different in some way.