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Amazon Lightning Deal

Works great with Alexa

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J8JI...G2R9RNS4B0
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I have a Veraplus and wondering whether to get this or the one for Z-Wave - http://www.homedepot.com/p/GoCont...lsrc=aw.ds
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I tried both this and the Iris Garage Door Internet Gateway from Lowes for $60.

The only positive for Nexx was out of the box, full featured integration with Alexa, Google Home and their own app. But there is no integration with SmartThings or any other hub and it takes far longer to install because of the wired contact sensor on the garage door.
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Note, need to have door sensors for this to work.
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....by driving near your garage door this feature is in BETA release and there are currently known issues on Android 6 x...

1) beta
2) by the time I get there my garage door better be open instead of sitting in front of it waiting
3) issues with android

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Does this function the same as myq?
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Looks like it is based on the SONOFF products, but I don't see a direct equivalent that takes 120V in and has an isolated low voltage relay.
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can prowlers yell out ok google open the garage to enter?
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Note that many of these controllers only work with garage door openers that have a simple button and not a 'smart' wall panel that also has lighting controls, etc. Nexx says they have an adapter to correct this and I know some folks have made step converters that allow triggering the smart wall switch to open and close. Others come with their own replacement wall switch or require that you lose the smart wall switch in favor of a simple button.
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Note that many of these controllers only work with garage door openers that have a simple button and not a 'smart' wall panel that also has lighting controls, etc. Nexx says they have an adapter to correct this and I know some folks have made step converters that allow triggering the smart wall switch to open and close. Others come with their own replacement wall switch or require that you lose the smart wall switch in favor of a simple button.
I have a Liftmaster that is MyQ ready (or something like that). I bought the Lowe's Iris smart controller, and it should have been a simple plug and play install. But it didn't work at all, and I don't remember why. There was a workaround though. Just open the interior wall controller and look at the circuit board. Find the 2 solder points on the board from the wire to/from the opener. Solder the smart hub controller wire here. This worked for me and maybe can work for other situations.
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I have a Liftmaster that is MyQ ready (or something like that). I bought the Lowe's Iris smart controller, and it should have been a simple plug and play install. But it didn't work at all, and I don't remember why. There was a workaround though. Just open the interior wall controller and look at the circuit board. Find the 2 solder points on the board from the wire to/from the opener. Solder the smart hub controller wire here. This worked for me and maybe can work for other situations.
Yeah some wall panels have that but IIRC the voltage is different and needed a step down or the controller would stop working after a while. Its been a few months since I spent half a day trying to figure out how to get my older chamberlain with smart wall switch and no MYQ built in capability to be controlled by Alexa. No good solutions since Chamberlain won't integrate their product with Alexa and most other products were either incompatible or required a hack of some kind to work.

I have Alexa in my cars and would love to say "alexa open garage door" when pulling into my neighborhood. My opener has a flaky control board in it that gives me very short range on hot days and requires I pull to within about 5' of the door before they open.
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Opening garage doors and smart locks (via alexa or google home) will not be implemented by companies for the simple reason that it's leads to a serious security issue. The same people who keep asking for their garage doors or smart locks to open wilth alexa will cry foul when their house gets robbed with help of alexa. This will also expose companies to legal issues where greedy lawyers will be itching to sue these big tech companies to get rich via a class action lawsuit. Lol.

I have various smart devices around my house controlling all lights, fans, irrigation, garage doors, locks, water leak sensors, other sensors, cameras, thermostats, smoke detectors, curtains, entertainment center etc. Almost all of them are compatible with alexa (1 echo and 2 echo dots spread around the house for convenience of asking to perform tasks wherever I move around).
Alexa can lock my main doors and the garage doors and give the status of them whether they are locked or open. But it cannot open these two which is what I want.and that is the the right way to implement it. It should never be allowed to open the doors as anybody walking around the front yard, back yard or side of the house house can easily yell "alexa open --....." and boom. It's like giving keys to a thief and making his job easier than what it was earlier.

Guys, you are thinking about just convenience but not focusing on the security aspect of it. We should not go over board on implementing IOT just for the sake of it. Think smartly.
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They would require a pin I have a couple locks u have to tell Alexa your pin a if u get it incorrect 3 times it disables the feature
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They would require a pin I have a couple locks u have to tell Alexa your pin a if u get it incorrect 3 times it disables the feature
May be some of the newer locks have come with with a solution like this asking for a pin but my Schlage camelot zwave lock doesn't support that.
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