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Topic # 240171 24-Aug-2018 09:43
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Hi all,

 

I have a garage door opening system from Automatic Technology Australia (ATA), model GDO-2v7. I am very keen to add it to my home automation list, using Apple Home Kit on the Apple TV. I have been reading up on this MyQ product which sells on Amazon for $80 US: https://www.amazon.com/Chamberlain-Smart-Garage-Opener-MYQ-G0301/dp/B075H7Z5L8/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1525467201&sr=8-4&keywords=smart+garage+door+opener&linkCode=sl1&tag=hoistnow-20&linkId=a75e62a92c6f54ab8ef37ad57b058d72

 

Does anyone have any experience with this, and any recommendation on whether this will be compatible with my garage system?

 

Or if you have any other recommendations to achieve the same (other than installing a whole new garage opening system), that would be great.

 

Thanks!


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  Reply # 2078339 24-Aug-2018 10:29
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Does your system operate by a wall switch which is just hooked up to two connection and a simple button completes the circuit? If so there are numerous DIY options you can go for, if you are happy with that approach. If you have a house alarm you can also hook it up to that. I'm not aware of off the shelf solutions but I'm sure they exist.


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  Reply # 2078366 24-Aug-2018 11:03
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I use https://opengarage.io/

 

Works great. I have integrated with Home Assistant with no problems.

 

Cheers, Matt





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  Reply # 2078380 24-Aug-2018 11:12
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I've built my own DIY solution for my Guardian garage door opener.   Have been working flawlessly for 2 years now.

 

I have to disable the automated closing part of it for safety reasons.  However I am actively using the remote closing/opening and only after verifying through the live camera that it's safe to open/close.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2078591 24-Aug-2018 15:04
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hairy1:

 

I use https://opengarage.io/

 

Works great. I have integrated with Home Assistant with no problems.

 

Cheers, Matt

 

 

 

 

Thanks! I will review that - being not very technical, was this hard to install?


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  Reply # 2078597 24-Aug-2018 15:11
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No. Not hard to install. Screw to the roof, plug in a USB power supply and run two wires to the back of the opener. The instructions were fine to follow. I used the blynk app for a while but home assistant interface is better.

Cheers, Matt




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  Reply # 2079702 27-Aug-2018 13:38
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Using Belkin Wemo Marker, all good


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  Reply # 2079746 27-Aug-2018 14:03
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Buying one of the wemo makers is the problem though. Wemo seems to have disappeared from the New Zealand market




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  Reply # 2079783 27-Aug-2018 15:21
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hairy1: Buying one of the wemo makers is the problem though. Wemo seems to have disappeared from the New Zealand market

 

Yeh, thats the problem, almost good product. :)




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  Reply # 2080186 28-Aug-2018 11:26
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01EG:

 

Using Belkin Wemo Marker, all good

 

 

 

 

Hm, I would prefer a more plug and play type approach, hence my interest in the MyQ option. I am not sure if I get it to work otherwise :-).

 

However, I really appreciate the answers and will properly look into them to see if I think I can do it. Other than that still keen to hear if anyone has any experience with the MyQ option in NZ...

 

 


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  Reply # 2080202 28-Aug-2018 11:38
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hairy1:

 

I use https://opengarage.io/

 

Works great. I have integrated with Home Assistant with no problems.

 

Cheers, Matt

 

 

 

 

Also have an opengarage, pretty easy to install and use.


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  Reply # 2080204 28-Aug-2018 11:43
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Takuan: Hm, I would prefer a more plug and play type approach, hence my interest in the MyQ option. I am not sure if I get it to work otherwise :-).

 

I don't know how more it simple can be, just connect and its ready to go, of course you need internet in your garage. :)




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  Reply # 2080207 28-Aug-2018 11:51
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01EG:

 

Takuan: Hm, I would prefer a more plug and play type approach, hence my interest in the MyQ option. I am not sure if I get it to work otherwise :-).

 

I don't know how more it simple can be, just connect and its ready to go, of course you need internet in your garage. :)

 

 

 

 

Just nervous that I can't get the wiring done... And on top of that they don't seem available to buy anymore...


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  Reply # 2080208 28-Aug-2018 11:55
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Takuan: Just nervous that I can't get the wiring done... And on top of that they don't seem available to buy anymore...

 

Yes, true, not available anymore


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  Reply # 2080209 28-Aug-2018 11:56
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hairy1:I used the blynk app for a while but home assistant interface is better.Cheers, Matt

 

There is an Opengarage App for phones too which is very simple and clean.

 

I also like the Homeassistant interface which can show if a car is in the garage too.





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  Reply # 2104009 9-Oct-2018 16:22
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I have a brand new Wemo Maker still in the box unopened if anyone is interested in buying it ? Was for a project that never eventuated.

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