How to control & monitor garage door with PC

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  1. JeepThing

    JeepThing n3wb

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    Are any of you using an IoT device to monitor and control your garage door? I'm looking for a good DIY solution.
     
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    digger11 Pulling my weight

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    JMartin Getting the hang of it

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    I just installed two new Chamberlain openers with their proprietary My-Q interface. (One had the WiFi and the other linked to it, but I control them independent).
    It actually works very well. I also added a My-Q controlled light switch to the outdoor lights and tied it to the opener, so they turn off 4-1/2 minutes after the door closes.
    Gotta admit... it's kinda cool to watch the doors from my BI remotely and click the My-Q app. My daughter goes off to school three days a week and closes the door once, at best.

    For a simpler retro-fit, you might try these:
    http://garagedoorbuddy.com/

    Just my $.02.

    Jim
     
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    tangent Known around here

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    There are also a bunch of automatic garage door closers, if your garage is short just make sure the reverse force is low enough you won't take off your bumper if you park badly.

    For chamberlain/craftsman openers this is my favorite option:
    http://www.amazon.com/LiftMaster-88..._UL160_SR160,160_&refRID=0P490Z1HG9YJQPW8S2DS
    Works on openers from 1998-2011, not sure about newer ones. Also enables the use of newer more secure remotes.
     
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