How can I check remotely whether the garage door is open or closed?
May 7, 2004 9:44 AM Subscribe
A method of determining the opened/closed status of my garage door [More inside]
posted by smcniven to home & garden (6 answers total)
My townhouse doesn't have indoor access to the garage, which means always having to walk outside to check if I remembered to close the garage door (very annoying when it's -30 outside). I'm trying to figure out a low cost method of determining whether the garage door is up or down.
I've thought of something along the lines of a LED in the hall closet next to the garage door opener which would turn on if the door is open. However I have little imagination in actually making it work.
Could anyone offer up a suggestion to rig such a device (and maybe provide a nice list of supplies I can take to Radio Shack to get it done?)