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Smart Garage Doors - How Can I Open and Close my Garage Door with my Smartphone?

Smart Garage Doors - How Can I Open and Close my Garage Door with my Smartphone?

Posted by Dave Willmes on 4th Dec 2019

Opening and closing your garage door just got simpler with theOverhead Door™, OHD Anywhere®. This tool allows you to fully operate your garage door with most Apple IOS and Android smartphones. However, you can also integrate OHD Anywhere® with your existing home automation system using Google Home or Amazon Alexa, letting you control your garage door with your voice. In addition to convenience, OHD Anywhere® has features that secure your home while simplifying the process. The OHD Anywhere® app enables remote control of your garage door, but can also tell you whether your door is open or closed at any time.

If you’re expecting a delivery or hosting family and friends, open your door from the office or the comfort of your couch with the OHD Anywhere® app. You never have to worry about sharing your garage door passcode, giving you peace of mind and convenience with the ability to operate up to three doors from any location. The app is programed to monitor all changes to the position of your garage door, sending you an alert whenever a change is made. 

OHD Anywhere App - in the App Store or Google Play

Therefore, you can track when the door is opened, closed and whenever other users operate the door. To make sure you are protected, the app also maintains an access history report for each garage door opener.

To get started, purchase your OHD Anywhere® from Then download the free Overhead Door™, OHD Anywhere® app to start the installation process. Setting up the app is significantly faster and easier than competitive units. The entire process shouldn’t take you more than 10 minutes.


Attention - WiFi

  1. Make sure you have a Wi-Fi connection in your garage. If not, consider using a Wi-Fi range extender.
  2. Download the OHD Anywhere® app and create your account.
  3.  Scan the QR code or enter the serial number on the module.
  4. Activate the powerhead signal by pressing the blue button.
  5. Set up the network by selecting the home Wi-Fi and entering the existing password.

Image of OHD Anywhere app

You can check out this video for detailed step by step instructions.

OHD Anywhere® is also compatible with Chamberlain, LiftMaster, Craftsman, Genie, Linear, Marantec, Stanley and Wayne Dalton garage door openers. By using OHD Anywhere® you can maximize security while enjoying the simplicity of operating your door by using a smart device.