Just recently we covered a new garage door opening technology by Overhead Door that alerted homeowners if they had forgotten to close the garage door. This week at CES Craftsman unveiled the Craftsman Aurrelink Garage Door Openers, Remote Light Switch and Remote Light Control, designed to perform a similar function.

The difference with the Assurelink system is that it enables homeowners to control their garage door from almost anywhere, using a smartphone, computer or tablet connected to the internet.

This kind of connectivity is not new in other areas of the home, but incorporating it into the garage door appears to be a growing trend. One can see the value, too, given that most of us have experienced those moments halfway down the road when you can’t remember if you shut the garage door or not.

Think of all the gas you’ll save with this new technology! No more turning the car around!