With people losing trust in some of their security solutions, it's been nice to see new options crop up at CES this year. Home security conglomerate Hampton already announced a series of new smart locks this week, but it wasn't done there — coming to the company's Array line are a new video doorbell and garage door opener.
In an impressive display of nerdery, XDA member JsChiSurf (who you may remember as the guy behind the re-mapped EVO buttons and a shout-out in Fresh 3.5) has used a host of tools and tricks to create an app that allows him to use his EVO as a garage door opener. Check out the video below (it's on the longer side at nearly 4 minutes, but it's got all the details).
In short, he connects an old Linux server (which was already running in his garage) to a serial relay controller, which is in turn connected to his garage door, to do the trick.