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Topic # 223870 21-Oct-2017 14:36
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FYI I have no experience of any automation systems. I have no idea what openhab or zwave is or how to use them. But I can learn if I need to.

 

I would prefer a ready made solution to my needs though.

 

So I have a DSC PC1616 alarm and a Dominator garge opener. I would like to be able to pull up to my house in my car and tell Google Assistant to open the door and turn off the alarm. What do I need to do this in a simple way?

 

I have looked at the Wemo Maker as a simple solution to automating the garage opener. Even thought they seem hard to find to buy now. Then I see someone mentioned here that they have a Envisalink module for their alarm that can control the garage door as well. This looks like more the thing I am after as a solution to both problems in one go. But then how to I control it via GA?

 

Any info or alternative methods would be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1887740 22-Oct-2017 13:30
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If you get the Google Home to respond to your devices, then you can use the Assistant to talk to GH. 

 

Based on your post I just tried it and after long pressing the Home key, bringing up the Assistant I was able to say "turn on stairs" and my stairs light (which are under the control of GH) came on.

 

I am sure if you had GH control over your garage (there are many guides out there), then you could do the same.

 

I should have added that my lights are emuate Hue bulbs but any HA system that GH supports would work.





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  Reply # 1888415 24-Oct-2017 10:35
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I don't have experience of your alarm but I have an Elite-S system.

 

It was very easy to connect an output of that alarm to my garage door opener, so the alarm can control the garage door. I then got the IP module for my Alarm, which allows me to control it via my phone (including setting / unsetting alarm and opening / closing garage door). It isn't integrated with Google Home, but that is a future step if I want. What this solution is is simple and relatively inexpensive - and all integrated with the alarm.

 

Note I also had to wire a sensor to the garage door and an additional zone in order to "see" if the garage door was open or not. 

 

A quick google shows your alarm has a PGM which should be able to control the garage door and various IP related accessories. If you are after ready made, perhaps speak to a local alarm installer, they should know what options you have. If you want to roll your own, start looking more into Raspberry pi related projects...


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