Garage door control

Garage door control


It is simple to control your garage door with Shelly. It can be done in different ways. In this guide, we will show you our favorite solution.

What you will need


The first device you will need is a Shelly Plus 1. The device can be supplied with different voltages, making it easy to connect to your garage door.

  • 12 VDC
  • 24-48 VDC
  • 110-240 VAC

We also recommend using the Shelly Plus Add-On to connect the sensor.

Link to technical documentation: Shelly Plus 1

The wiring can be done as shown in the picture. The picture shows a wiring with a 230V power supply. If you would like to supply the Shelly Plus 1 with 12V or 24V, you just have to connect it according to the pictogram.

Open/close sensor

You can control your garage door without any sensor, but we recommend adding a door/window sensor to monitor the open/close status of the garage door.

It can be done in two ways:

  • Wired (recommended)
  • Wireless


Connecting a wired sensor can be done with and without the Shelly Plus Add-On. We recommend using the Add-On module as it makes it possible to define the sensor as a “garage door” afterward. Simply connect your reed switch to the Shelly Plus Add-On as shown on the wiring diagram above.

Link to technical documentation: Shelly Plus Add-On


If you prefer a wireless solution, you can use Shelly BLU Door/Window. By using this sensor, you can’t define your Shelly Plus 1 as a garage door controller to get the open/close symbol as shown below. But you can still check if your garage door is opened or closed.

Link to technical documentation: Shelly BLU Door/Window


Click on your Shelly Plus 1 and follow the steps below.

  1. Add peripheral
  2. Choose “digital input”
  3. After the device has rebooted, go to the settings of the peripheral to “enable invert input” and set the “digital input status” as “garage”.


This step is very important. You need to set an auto-off timer on your Shelly Plus 1. Click on the device and go to the timer settings. Set an auto-off timer of 1 second.

Now, you can control your garage door.


You’re done. Now, you can control your garage door with ease.