45% off today only, this smart garage door opener has hundreds of positive Amazon reviews: 'Now I'm certain that no one is running into my garage to steal my tools'

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Now you can open and close your garage using your smartphone. Cool. (Photo: Amazon)

With the rise of better home WiFi networks, smart homes are becoming more and more common — especially with mini smart home hubs that are so inexpensive and easy to use.

Amazon’s Deal of the Day is offering 45 percent off on Meross smart home products. Ending tonight, Meross has three devices on sale that’ll help you convert your home into a smart home.

First up, Meross’ Smart WiFi Garage Door Opener, on sale for $37 ($13 off), lets you control your garage door with your smartphone.

Say you left for work, and realized you accidentally left the garage door open. Instead of worrying about someone breaking in, you can use the Meross mobile app to close the door remotely from your office.

No need to buy anything else — the garage door opener works with your existing garage door. It’s even compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can have fun telling your garage door to open or close. You can also set it up to automatically close, say, 20 minutes after being left opened.

“In the past month I went to sleep and forgot to close my garage door twice! While I live in a safe neighborhood, it could be an invitation to a criminal to come and steal from me,” says a five-star Amazon reviewer. “I decided it was time to do something about it so went in search of a product to solve the problem. The Meross smart garage door opener has the features I needed and was pretty easy to install. The setup of the Meross device on my network was very quick and once it was all in place, I configured the app settings. I set up a reminder if I left the door open, and set up an additional late night reminder. I have not forgotten to close the door since installing this. Another great use is I can now use my phone to close the garage door when I go to mow the back yard. Now I'm certain that no one is running into my garage to steal my tools while I am in the back doing other things. I feel a lot more secure.”

If you have a heavy garage door, Meross also makes a smart garage opener for bigger doors. It’s on sale for $48 — $25 off.

Next up, Meross’ Smart 3-Way Light Switch is a low-cost way to add functionality without buying expensive smart lightbulbs. Simply replace your old light switch with this smart switch to control the lights in your home with your smartphone. It’s on sale for $18 — $15 off.

Once synced to your smartphone, you can set your home’s lights on a schedule when you’re on vacation or just turn them off if you accidentally left them on before leaving the house.

The smart light switch also works as a traditional light switch with a physical toggle.

“This was a very easy installation,” an Amazon reviewer wrote. “I checked out some diagrams on wiring the three-way smart switch on the web and also followed the instructions on the Meross app on my iPhone, and wired it correctly the very first time. The setup was very easy, as was adding the device to Alexa. I also added a routine to have the outside lights come on at dusk and turn off at dawn. This is the 4th Meross smart device I have installed, and they all seem to work pretty well.”

Finally, the Meross Smart WiFi surge protector protects against over-voltage and electrical surges, while also effectively transforming one outlet into two.

It works as a smart plug, turning any household electronic into a smart home device. You can use it indoors for lamps and dehumidifiers, and outside (it’s waterproof) for sprinklers and landscape lighting. And you can use your smartphone to control it remotely or run a schedule.

The Meross Smart WiFi plug is on sale for $17 — $8 off.

“I used this to automate the inflatable pool pump/filter over the summer,” a satisfied Amazon reviewer wrote. “It withstood being outdoors every day and worked without a hitch. Being able to control it with Alexa and Google are very nice touches that I think all smart devices should have. It only makes sense to be able to control everything through one app. The timer is a bit large, but works as advertised and I've had no problems yet. This is a solid buy.”

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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