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Allows you to remotely control and monitor your garage doors with devices such as: iOS, Android, Alexa, Web, SmartThings, Home Assistant, Home Seer, OpenHab, Androidwear, Pebble, IFTTT & More. Compatible w/ most garage door openers. Refer to the forum thread for additional information & discussion. -johnny_miller

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Garadget - Remotely Control and Monitor Your Existing Garage Door With Smartphone, Voice, Home Automation and Other Devices.
  • Remote control and monitor your garage doors from Smartphones, web, HA hubs, voice control, IFTTT
  • Proactive notifications
  • Simple install with laser sensor
  • Works with most openers
  • Open source product

Client Apps and Home Automation Plugins
  • iOS App
  • Android and Android wear
  • Web Interface
  • Pebble App
  • SmartThings
  • OpenHab
  • Home Assistant
  • Home Seer
  • Vera
  • Alexa/Echo
  • Apple HomeKit
  • IFTTT
  • REST API
  • Command Line Interface
  • Other Clients (JavaScript, Ruby, Go, PHP, .NET, LabVIEW, Swift)
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If someone with the knowledge of the smart devices on my network AND the knowledge to hack this obscure device is sitting in my driveway with a laptop, then I've probably really pissed off some people I shouldn't have.
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yeah honestly the classic wireless garage door openers are probably easier to crack these days with just a software defined radio
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I sorta hacked together something to do this for me a few months ago for smartthings. I already had an orientation sensor on the garage door and I had a left over smart plug that wasn't being used after I took down my Christmas lights. I used a $9 plugin AC sensing relay to trigger the wall switch to open and close my garage door.

If I was starting from scratch and this was available, I probably would have bought this.
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If someone with the knowledge of the smart devices on my network AND the knowledge to hack this obscure device is sitting in my driveway with a laptop, then I've probably really pissed off some people I shouldn't have.
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Wanting something like this.. Thanks! Ordered one and we'll see how it works. My garage doesn't connect to my house so at worse, I'm at risk of someone breaking into my car or something.
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If someone with the knowledge of the smart devices on my network AND the knowledge to hack this obscure device is sitting in my driveway with a laptop, then I've probably really pissed off some people I shouldn't have.
yeah honestly the classic wireless garage door openers are probably easier to crack these days with just a software defined radio
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I have 2 garage doors. Will I need to get two separate units to control both?
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I have 2 garage doors. Will I need to get two separate units to control both?
Yes. If you watch the 48 SECOND video on Newegg, it is pretty clear how it works. It attaches to the garage door opener and wires into the opener itself to simulate a button press (as though you pressed the button in your garage) when you want to open or close the door.
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I have 2 garage doors. Will I need to get two separate units to control both?
Yes, if you have two controllers you will need two of these devices. It is physical wired to the garage door controller.

I had backed them on Kickstarter. The device is based on the Particle.io WiFi platform, so you would have a strong community backing and you could probably still use the device if this company were to shut down.

It did not work very well for me because we do not have a good WiFi network in the garage and the device was offline when I needed it. That said, it should work for you if you have a good WiFi network at the point of installation.
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If you have bad wifi, you could always look into a cheap set of powerline ethernet adapters and a cheap access point. Of course this all adds to the cost, but anyone who uses SD regularly knows you can get items like this for next to free if you time it right.

FYI, these are shipping USPS. Ordered an hour ago and got a USPS tracking number a few minutes ago.
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If you have bad wifi, you could always look into a cheap set of powerline ethernet adapters and a cheap access point. Of course this all adds to the cost, but anyone who uses SD regularly knows you can get items like this for next to free if you time it right.

FYI, these are shipping USPS. Ordered an hour ago and got a USPS tracking number a few minutes ago.
Yup. But in my limited experience on Particle platform, I have had trouble keeping devices connected when on an extended network. It appears that the devices keep switching from the original, poor network to the extended WiFi network, and vice versa. It may be just me and the WiFi extender I used, but I would not be surprised if this is a problem with IOT devices in general.
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Does this product work with Alexa out of the box?
Yes, it does [amazon.com]

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I have 2 garage doors. Will I need to get two separate units to control both?
Yes, you'll need a separate unit for each opener. All can be accessed via the same account.
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