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Topic # 161668 15-Jan-2015 11:30
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Our garage door remotes are starting to break up and I'm not willing to spend $75 per remote to replace something that's really worth about $5! What are my options? Add an add on receiver to the dominator system then control via wifi or Bluetooth? Any experience/recommendations? We have 2 double doors to control.

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  Reply # 1215400 15-Jan-2015 11:34
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Do you have a wireless alarm you can hook into to also control the doors? This is what I've done with mine, however, unless you do it yourself you may be spending more money than buying new remotes.

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  Reply # 1215403 15-Jan-2015 11:36
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  Reply # 1215976 16-Jan-2015 11:06
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I was thinking more along the lines of this... http://www.ismartgate.com/ but no NZ distributor yet...
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 can do work myself and I don't mind spending money, just not willing to be ripped off for cheap plasticy remotes.

Hmm, what to write...
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  Reply # 1215984 16-Jan-2015 11:16
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Ham: I was thinking more along the lines of this... http://www.ismartgate.com/ but no NZ distributor yet...
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 can do work myself and I don't mind spending money, just not willing to be ripped off for cheap plasticy remotes.

Use the buttons on your BMWs mirror...that's what they are for! tongue-out




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  Reply # 1215987 16-Jan-2015 11:22
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if you dont mind spending a bit of money and not worried about doing it yourself, you can go with a DHS Z-Wave Garage Door Ctrl , then you will need a z-wave controller (pc or a vera lite).

thats completely overboard if you just want to do the garage.  but pretty cheap if you would be keen on doing additional things.

I just ordered a garage door controller from z-wave.com.au yesterday, seems simple enough to install.

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  Reply # 1215992 16-Jan-2015 11:25
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When I looked at this I came to the conclusion you must buy original remotes. I ended up replacing the whole garage door opening system, given how expensive remotes are it wasn't much more expensive, and my old opener was getting old and creaky.




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  Reply # 1215993 16-Jan-2015 11:25
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mdooher:
Ham: I was thinking more along the lines of this... http://www.ismartgate.com/ but no NZ distributor yet...
I
 can do work myself and I don't mind spending money, just not willing to be ripped off for cheap plasticy remotes.

Use the buttons on your BMWs mirror...that's what they are for! tongue-out


Not that much money! lol

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  Reply # 1216001 16-Jan-2015 11:36
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You can get wireless controllers that activate off your indicators

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  Reply # 1216055 16-Jan-2015 12:40
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Ham: I was thinking more along the lines of this... http://www.ismartgate.com/ but no NZ distributor yet...


This is strange because i have been keeping an eye on the gogogate for a while now, and they were shipping to NZ and OZ for $199 nzd including delivery.....wonder why they have stopped

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