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Click above to watch a video of the this new garage door opener in action after the jump

If you haven't yet embraced modernity and installed an automatic garage door opener, you're in luck, as you may now be able to take advantage of a clever new sound-activated unit developed by an English motorcycle rider for his BMW. This unique device actually uses the bike's horn to transmit an audible signal to open and close the door. As you'll see in the demonstration video embedded after the jump, it's highly effective. Presumably, this technology could be adapted to work with any vehicle, though it is potentially expensive and temperamental.

Watch the full demonstration after the jump. Thanks for the tip, Robert!

[Source: Today's Big Thing]




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      Marcus Fillion
      • 3 Months Ago

      It's always nice to see new and improved technology, especially in regards to garage doors. I've spent a lot of my life fighting with my remotes to work when they're supposed to. Something like this would certainly be more convenient, but it doesn't seem as secure. www.allproqgd.com

      • 6 Years Ago
      so.. can I just play this video on my phone outside his house and get into his garage?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly what I thought... So everyone can honk the horn to open your garage? How is that safe?

        And even then - how would the neighbours respond to a honk past midnight?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I was TOTALLY expecting a real piece of technology..
      • 6 Years Ago
      Why is the garage door opener wearing clothes?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Why don't you take a seat over there?
      • 6 Years Ago
      60% of the time it works every time. The other 40% of the time, the garage door opener is pooping, showering, or doing the mailman.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Great... so anyone can open your garage and get at your loot... and possibly gain easier entry into your home. Brilliant.

      Plus, aren't the headlight flasher/opener setups better and less annoying to the neighbors?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Only if your wife is blind an stupid.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm guessing he didn't watch the video and has no idea what he's talking about.
        • 6 Years Ago
        And everyone that has a wife who stays home all the time? Your argument makes no sense.
      • 6 Years Ago
      It all so cooks and clean's.
      • 6 Years Ago
      lol
      • 6 Years Ago
      i'd be pissed to be his neighbor... and his girlfriend
      • 6 Years Ago
      That was his daughter not his wife.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I married her Sister thinking she would do the same …… she must be defective.
      When I honk she locks the deadbolts on the doors.

      I had to hard wire a switch from a spare remote, so now all I have to do is roll into the driveway, reach down and push the switch on my left side cover. Presto the garage door opens.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I just keep my clicker in the tag bag's map holder.....


      0:38-0:47 = win.
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