This $19 gadget automated my garage with no hassles

Deciding on and installing home automation devices and sometimes even the best DIY home security systems can be a slightly daunting experience. There is so much to choose from with various products and different ecosystems and price points — it can certainly take some time and research.

There is always something to add or tweak to perfect it and with home security, you don’t want to leave anything to chance. But I found this one gadget that helps me transform my garage in minutes by making it a “smart” garage.