Went for a day trip up to Martinborough yesterday and having got to Upper Hutt realised we were not sure we had closed the garage door! But rather than driving back to check was luckily able to ask a neighbour to check (and it was closed).
Made me think a remote monitoring and open/close system would be very useful. I do have both a Google Home and Amazon Alexa in the house and also run OpenHAB and HABridge to simulate Insteon controllers.
Can anybody provide some advice on what might be a good solution?
Looking around i cam across these devices
They seem to be about US$99 which seems reasonable. Look easy enough to install with just attaching their switch mechanism to the wired switch on my door opener, and fitting the sensors to the top of the door and the garage frame. It seems it's designed for folding doors and I have a tilting door. But I can mount one sensor to the top of the door and one on the door frame and that should work.
Any other suggestions I could be looking at?