Garage Automation Ideas ๐Ÿ’ก

Please Note ๐Ÿ“

The ideas listed on this page do not necessarily have all the implementation details such as scripts, and code. This is a list of all possible automations for 'garage' category, and is purely meant to promote creative thinking among the home-automation enthusiasts ๐Ÿ˜‚

If you think of any critical/obvious automations that are missing, or have better automations, please share here!

๐Ÿ’ก Turn lights ON when garage doors are opened


Event/Trigger(s): 1. Garage Door is Opened
Condition(s): 1. Garage lights are off
Action(s): 1. Turn ON garage lights
Why do you need this automation?Some garages do not have enough lighting, and some times your hands are full coming home from grocery shopping! Very convenient to have the lights turned on for you when needed!
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๐Ÿ’ก Turn lights ON when motion detected in Garage


Event/Trigger(s): 1. Motion detected in garage
Condition(s): 1. Garage lights are off , AND
2. it is dark outside , AND
3. after sunset
Action(s): 1. Turn ON garage lights
Why do you need this automation?Some garages do not have enough lighting, and when you go in there to throw trash or to pickup some stuff, the lights will be automatically turned ON for you.
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๐Ÿ’ก Turn garage lights OFF after X minutes


Event/Trigger(s): 1. Lights are on for X minutes
Condition(s): 1. No motion detected for more than X minutes
Action(s): 1. Turn OFF garage lights
Why do you need this automation?Save energy
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๐Ÿ’ก Notify garage door state change when security system is ON


Event/Trigger(s): 1. Garage doors are open
Condition(s): 1. Home Security System is set to away or home mode
Action(s): 1. Notify me on my mobile
Why do you need this automation?You think your home is secured by turning on your home security system, but you didn't realize your garage door is open. This automation will remind you to close the garage door. If you have automatic garage door, it can even close it for you!
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๐Ÿ’ก Announce when garage doors are opened or closed


Event/Trigger(s): 1. Garage doors are opened or closed
Condition(s): 1. Home Security System is set home mode
Action(s): 1. Notify via TTS
Why do you need this automation?An announcement in the house that someone opened your garage door."
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๐Ÿ’ก Email garage camera snapshot when garage door state changed


Event/Trigger(s): 1. Garage doors status changed
Condition(s): 1. None
Action(s): 1. Email me a picture of garage
Why do you need this automation?When you think you closed the garage door on your way to work, a confirmation picture reassures it! How many times you doubt yourself whether you closed the garage door or not when you are away from home?
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