Garage Door Automation

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  1. brad2388

    brad2388 Young grasshopper

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    How do you see when its open and closed? Alerts?


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    eh? his android app showed the garage cam feed.
     
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    brad2388 Young grasshopper

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    So how would one control the garage with the phone?


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    I don't have the phone set up anymore. When I did, and the right password was entered you could press "1" to open or shut the door. I had set it up that way in case we were away and for whatever reason, someone needed in.
     

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    brad2388 Young grasshopper

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    How do u have it now? Id like to be able to control our two doors as well.


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    We had to replace the opener, and the old way to open the door didn't work any more as the new opener uses some kind of serial connection at the switch. I bought this:

    Chamberlain / LiftMaster CIGBU Internet Gateway for MyQ Technology Enabled Garage Door Openers - Garage Door Hardware - Amazon.com

    It interfaces great with Openhab which is what I use for home automation.
     
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    I was looking at OpenHAB, did you compare it with domoticz and others? what did you think? what kind of scripting does it use, can I use similar lua scripts?
     
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    The only other one I've used is Home Assistant. I use both Openhab and HA at the same time. I only use HA for the integrated Google TTS which can be used to announce things on my Google Home / Chromecast.
     
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    I went with Open Garage, but haven't fully implemented remote monitoring/alerting yet. I plan on going with a VPN or IFTTT setup. I liked that it's essentially a remote relay switch and can be used on any opener going forward. You can even wire it to a remote so you don't have to have it mounted right next to the opener on the ceiling.
    Installation was easy. The niftiest thing was the auto close or alert after X minutes Open option. I can roll my own cloud and not have something go belly up/breached down the road.

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