So this has been bugging me for a little bit. In the UK, Automatic garage doors just aren’t a commonly seen item, meaning the installation of one can cost upwards of £1500 (£1800), and that’s even before trying to add a connected opener.
Our requirement is fairly simple, so we don’t really want to have to spend that amount of money.
Our manual door has a lock that can be opened from the inside, but can only be locked from the outside! meaning that while you can go out the garage door from within, if you come back inside, you’ve got to then go back outside to lock it, and walk in the front door. this is ridiculous!
My idea would be to forego use of the door’s built-in lock, and instead mount some kind of remote deadbolt, which could be controlled with SmartThings, and this locked and unlocked from anywhere.
External physical access is not necessary, as long as the door can be unlocked by the app
The only problem is that I can only find connected deadbolts that are built for house doors (not garage doors). And so I turn to the community to help me with my search.
Help me Obi-Wan Kenobi! You’re my only help!