Home security can benefit from monitoring the state of a garage door. Many garage door openers lack smart functionalities that enable checking the current state of the garage door and receiving notifications when the door is opened or closed. While some security cameras may support garage door state detection, in practice, security cameras in a home may not have a view of the garage door or such view may be occluded. This disclosure describes the use of vibration data captured with a vibration sensor in the garage door assembly and/or sound data captured with a microphone to detect when a garage door is being opened or closed. The captured sounds and/or vibrations are analyzed with suitably trained machine learning classifiers. A garage door may have specific patterns of vibrations and/or sounds that serve as a signature for the state of the garage door. The detected state may be indicated to the user via a smart home application, a virtual assistant, etc.

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