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I try to get my hands on anything that can make my life easier and safer, got a smart lock, security cameras, motion detectors, even put in a doorbell camera. My next step, for now, it to install a garage door opener, and I'm wondering if any of you guys have suggestions. Money isn't an issue, looking for an opener that can lift a 650-pound door basically. I've been eyeing some models, but I'm not set on anything yet.

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15 hours ago, JarredLangdon said:

for an opener that can lift a 650-pound door

That is a very heavy door - what is it made of????

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Do you mean smart garage door opener on top of your remote control garage door opener?

 

If so, I can recommend gogogate (iSmartgate). Really good, never had an issue, always works and very very convenient. This in combination of wyze cam in garage, I can find out anytime if my garage is left open or closed.

 

And if you are seeking an actual garage door opener than please ignore me like my kids do.

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On 24/07/2020 at 6:49 PM, :) Go Away (: said:

If so, I can recommend gogogate (iSmartgate)

I can also give this a big thumbs up  (iSmartgate Lite). This sits on top of my GDS 1200 door opener, and also an Merlin RF connected to external input which interfaces with the car's Homelink feature (automatic opening / closing of garage door via proximity).

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I believe other manufacturers including MB and BMW have Homelink built into some models - but it may be a rare option in ANZ.

You can buy kits to retrofit Homelink, but not sure if they feature proximity sensing however.

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If you don't mind (or in fact like) getting your hands dirty, https://opengarage.io is an option, and it's relatively cheap. The software is open sourced, and there are ways to control it through other automation systems. It basically attaches to your existing garage door opener and acts like a switch to open or close it.

 

I setup a module that's available for homebridge so that I can ask Siri to open and close the garage door as needed, as well turning on the Hue lights in there, plus getting push notifications every time it's opened or closed.

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On 28/07/2020 at 2:07 PM, Jone5y said:

@Marc is the 'Homelink' feature Tesla specific? The proximity opening interests me greatly

Well! with the iSmartgate lite and IFTTT app you can setup a geo-location which works in the same manner as homelink. i.e. if my iphone arrives close to this location perform this action (Open the garage door) and same when leaving.

 

 

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On 26/07/2020 at 7:33 AM, Marc said:

I can also give this a big thumbs up  (iSmartgate Lite). This sits on top of my GDS 1200 door opener, and also an Merlin RF connected to external input which interfaces with the car's Homelink feature (automatic opening / closing of garage door via proximity).

 

Interesting. Is it possible to use the Merlin Remote as well as iSmartgate? (I don't want to be 100% reliant on an app | WiFi etc. and especially so as our son doesn't have a phone).

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Yes it should be. I retrofitted the Merlin remote on top of the existing opener (which also has its own remotes), via the sensor inputs. That way you end up with OE remotes, Merlin Remotes, AND the iSmartgate control options.

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