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Is the garage close enough to connect to your home WiFi?
The Chamberlain MyQ system is just a $30 module that works well, but it does need WiFi to work. Takes about 10 minutes to install.
For anybody else with this issue, get one of these bad boys. It's pretty cheap and it works really well with almost every garage door opener! Probably one of the best smart home pieces I have ever bought!
Great job. To go with your new garage door I recommend this product. Not so much for the Amazon in-garage delivery or the ability to remote control your garage door but for the fact that you can set the timer to automatically close the garage door. Especially with your detached garage if you leave open, at whatever time of night you like it'll automatically close it. Condolences on the death of your pet. Our 18 year old cat went last week as well.
( I paid about $20 on Black Friday)
Maybe I don’t have that exact one then? It looks the same, but doesn’t tie in natively with HomeKit.
Edit: looks like I’ve got the hub. 😞
Edit x2: I just ordered the one you linked for native HomeKit compatibility.
This homebridge problem is going to keep driving me nuts though lol. My poor ocd.
I have been happy with the MyQ solution. You will want one controller and two sensors. You can set up good alerts, like the garage has been open longer than two min, if you wanted. Battery per door lasts like a year.
How old is your opener? MyQ claims if it was built after 1993 it should be compatible with the MyQ Smart Hub ($29.99). If it's older than 1993, it's might be worth it to replace the whole thing. $160 is the starting price for a medium lift power Chamberlain these days, with MyQ built in.
Yeah totally. My garage door opener is quite old.
The MyQ device I have is basically a WiFi version of the remote in your car. When it receives a conman over the internet it fires off the radio signal for the opener
That one is not HomeKit compatible but works great via HomeBridge.
Chamberlain does make the same device with HomeKit compatibility but it costs $70 more than the other one.
Just using Amazon as a reference
The last bullet
> MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301 - Wireless & Wi-Fi enabled Garage Hub with Smartphone Control, 1 Pack, Black
> Core features: Opening, closing, and receiving garage door status notifications are included with myQ App at no additional charge
As cheap as these have gotten lately, I’d go with something like this instead. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301 - Wireless & Wi-Fi enabled Garage Hub with Smartphone Control, 1 Pack, Black [link]
I have a dumb opened from 2010 and have the MYIQ garage door opener with the APP. It’s interstates with Wink and works about 75% of the time through wink and 98% of the time through the native MYIQ app. HD had on clearance about a month ago for $10 and amazon had it for $29 during prime days! As long as your garage has the basic learn feature, it works.
MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301 - Wireless & Wi-Fi enabled Gara... [link]
They had them on sale at walmart, Amazon & Best Buy this week for $30 and we picked one up for a friend of mine and worked instantly.... maybe its a faulty device.
Congratulations! For the garage you can get a product called myQ. It’s this easy set up that allows you to open and close the garage door with your cell phone! My sister gave me one when I moved in and I love it!
MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301 - Wireless & Wi-Fi enabled Garage Hub with Smartphone Control, 1 Pack, Black [link]
Update July 15th 2020-
After researching a bit (and alternating being busy and lazy), finally decided to just go with the MyQ hub and sensors from chamberlain. (Chamberlain Group myQ Smart... [link])
It was the easiest install and setup. Getting power to a spot between to two garages was the most painful.
Tested for a couple days, everything seems to be working ok. Couple things that bug me, and I’ll post soon, but overall it just works.
We had to replace our opener and spring a few years back, and we opted for one with the MyQ built into it. Absolutely love it. Set 2 alarms to ensure the door is closed at night before we go to bed, and another one for the morning to ensure it's closed after we leave for work. This past weekend, a friend wanted to drop something off while we were out, opened the garage door from miles away.
They also have the adapters that work with a lot of existing garage door openers.Amazon has them for less than $40. Bought one for my grandma, who gets medication delivered, but also sometimes forgets to close her garage door at night. She loves it, and it wasn't hard to install at all.
If we had known you could get the adapter, we would have just bought that for ourselves instead of getting the one with built in WiFi. But we will absolutely be buying one whenever we move
I picked up the $129 Caseta starter kit. Caseta has insanely good reviews. There’s a $79 starter bundle as well. But anything Caseta is only going to be a teardrop in your Xmas budget.
My Q - for a smart garage is an option Amazon $19.
Amazon’s smart plugs can be ordered for $5, originally $25. (You can order from Alex via alexa app or add it to an echo dot or another echo device.)
I bought the MyQ on prime day this year, [link], It works as expected but it doesn't integrate with nest, It does with Google but you can only open it through the app not voice command, you can close it with a voice command though.
Along those lines, something like this to allow you to open/close the garage door from your phone:
Very nice to then be able to know if you forgot to close it after leaving.
Depends on your model:
I have a purple button so I bought this one works great.
I assume you just bought this:
MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301 - Wireless & Wi-Fi enabled Garage Hub with Smartphone Control, 1 Pack, Black
If so, you are going to be in for a sad reality. All that does is makes a non-smart garage door opener MyQ "smart". It will interface with the MyQ app. That is all.
As mentioned, to then make this adapter HomeKit - you would need one of these:
MYQ 819LMB MyQ Home Bridge
Which you can see is stupid expensive. Chamberlain/Liftmaser really messed up their MyQ ecosystem when it came to HomeKit. Its so fragmented and hard to understand.
If your garage door is already MyQ - then you may want to look into HomeBridge or HOOBS. That is what I use for my MyQ garage door (it has the logo on the motor itself). This interfaces the garage door with HomeKit perfectly.
If your garage door is NOT MyQ, there are a few better products like the iSmartgate or the meross Smart Garage Door Opener .
It's coming. I have the Chamberlain on my doors. For $40 It works in a pinch...
He tweated about again here:
MyQ app and the garage door hub/sensor from amazon with a $40 rebate/credit to use prime garage delivery once makes a much cheaper deal and does a better job.
The MyQ app works with Tesla as well. They have many different kinds:
Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub - Wi-Fi enabled Garage Hub with Smartphone Control, Model MYQ-G0301, Old Version, Black [link]
>Do you need a hub or home bridge to make this work?
My garage door openers pre-date myQ technology, thus I had to purchase gateway devices (one for each garage door opener). If you continue to the RoutineHub page you'll see more information regarding the specific hardware I use and tested. (Note: I have two flavors because I automated one door a few years before the other. In the meantime, Chamberlain changed the gateway devices. For me, the cheapest option is now: Chamberlain MyQ Smart Garage Hub. Looks like it's $23 at Amazon. In 2020 I was able to snag one for $18.)
With that said, maybe with the newer openers, no gateway is needed. I really don't know; maybe someone else can chime in. However, if you can see and control your garage door opener with the myQ iOS/iPadOS app, I'd give it a try before purchasing any additional hardware.
Personally I've found this set-up to be more reliable than external keypads. They are relatively expensive and I've had past failures. Also, this set-up allows me to distribute the shortcuts to others that might need to open our garage doors.
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So its kind of a hodgepodge of different technologies.
The garage door itself is connected via a myq closer which is connected to my wifi.
From there I have a raspberry pi running (amongst other things) homebridge.io and there's a custom plugin for homebridge to connect to myq's api.
Other than that its pretty damn fast as reflected in the video. Its also pretty cool to be able to walk up to my front door and ask Siri to unlock the door.
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I recently got a MyQ garage door opener via Amazon in the US with a rebate that took $30 off. I've got it working Homebridge and it's been running fine.
Only downside is that it has to traverse all the way before you can send the garage going back the other way. In the summer, I like to crack the garage door and that can make things a bit complicated.
Here's the rebate. Looks like it's still going on:
To add more detail to what u/mwwalk pointed out, you can install homebridge (https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge) on a raspberry pi and use the homebridge-chamberlain plugin (https://github.com/caseywebdev/homebridge-chamberlain#readme). This is a lower cost alternative to purchasing the MyQ Home Bridge ($97 on Amazon) but requires a level of comfort in using an rpi and linux command line.
Raspberry pi homebridge helps to add non-HomeKit accessories into HomeKit. At some point in the past, Chamberlain/LiftMaster did not have a HomeKit option.
My garage door opener setup is not exactly the same as yours... I have a non-WiFi Chamberlain but added a MyQ Smart Hub (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075H7Z5L8) purchased on discount for $20 to add in WiFi capability.
I've linked in my Ring cameras, Plex, and other stuff as well, so this approach with rpi homebridge was greater value for the time, money, effort.
edit: fixed the link to the chamberlain plugin
SimpleCommands fully links with Ring and with a MyQ garage door hub you can combine it all to do anything you want.
I just made your command and set the trigger to 10PM every night. Works fine,
SimpleCommands makes basically anything possible, including custom alexa commands. Alexa and Ring can natively do the basics "lock the front door" "arm away" "arm home" but it won't natively combine things. SimpleCommands lets you combine things. For example, I made a command just called "goodnight" so I say "Alexa Goodnight" as the trigger and in SimpleCommands I can trigger anything I want, in this case I have it lock the door and arm the security in home-mode. You could also have it close the garage door if it's not already closed, etc.
So short answer: not natively, but if you'e okay using a free 3rd party system called SimpleCommands it can do everything and more.
It does take a bit of time linking all the accounts and setting up stuff in the alexa app for the custom commands but once it's all set up it works great.
I didn't do the HomeLink route and opted for a cheaper option. I bought this - [link]
It's easy to install and I open the garage with my phone.
MyQ Garage door opener.
Yep, this is what you want. It can do alerts if left open and such. I have one of them as well and with SimpleCommands it can tie into the Ring system as well which is great.
Theres the American link for it if that helps
Looks like it dropped to $80
MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301 - Wireless & Wi-Fi enabled Garage Hub with Smartphone Control
You have a security+ 2.0 garage opener. Unfortunately, the only current way to control it is via their MyQ gateway, or to do what racer_311 did -- although I have no experience with that.
Buy one of these:
Install this smartapp:
Then you'll be able to control it via smartthings, and you will not need the z-wave controller.
There's also this: [link] -- Which I've seen posted around the internets, but I have no clue if it'll work, and if it does, it's just a fancier version of what racer_311 did.
I have the chamberlain garage door opener that retails between $29-50. I like it because if it open my garage door, it will alert me but it won’t set off the ring alarm. So I can disarm when I’m parked.MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain MYQ-G0301 - Wireless & Wi-Fi enabled Garage Hub with Smartphone