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[Amazon Canada] Meross Smart Wi-Fi Garage Door Opener, APP Control, Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT, No Hub Nee

Newbie
Jul 11, 2018
13 posts
21 upvotes
I installed it yesterday and it works like a charm for me. Took about 20 mins to install and works great. Thanks to whomever had the voice routines suggestions.

On a side note the product is now completely gone from Amazon, so I'm wondering if this was a blowout to make space for the new rf model.
Deal Guru
Dec 10, 2004
12078 posts
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Kanata
Anyone else experience any weirdness with a Chamberlain/Craftsman setup? I have it successfully installed but every time I use the Meross to open/close the door (through app, or through google integration), the Craftsman wall switch (wired) goes out, as if it loses power. It doesn't power back on until the door opener has stopped working. The wall switch still works as normal after this, it powers on/off and the motion sensing will turn the lights on.
Jr. Member
Aug 22, 2005
175 posts
108 upvotes
Got it, installed on my incompatible unit, and works like a charm. If your unit has the 2 connections for a wall switch, this will work for you. I looked at the « hacks » for non compatible models by ripping open a remote, but nobody should actually need to sacrifice a remote to get it to work.
Newbie
Jul 7, 2010
61 posts
48 upvotes
RedruM7 wrote:
Feb 7th, 2019 10:30 am
Are you one of the unlucky ones with an incompatible opener? Or am I the only one? (Purple learn button) I asked this a bit earlier and it would seem like it so far.
Was wondering if anyones tried the remote hack or if its worth it. Sounds like you did the hack and soldered into a remote?? If so, how did that go?
The one I built wired directly into the unit so I didn't need to mess with the remote or rolling codes. If you look at the link I posted you can see the way it wires into the opener. Coincidentally, the picture in the guide has a unit with a purple learn button!
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Dec 18, 2017
165 posts
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GVA
Offering a service via the cloud and/or with support without a consumer charge is a rare sustainable business model. Once revenue from selling hardware slows down then it's difficult to continue providing service. Probably the company play here is to get an installed base and then sell to one of the bigger companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, etc. That has been going on for a while now.... I.E. Ring Doorbell.
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Jul 12, 2003
310 posts
1 upvote
Victoria
Got mine installed in less than 30 mins too, hardest/longest part was finding a spot for the sensors. Super easy setup!
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Oct 18, 2005
536 posts
85 upvotes
Thornhill
goofball wrote:
Feb 8th, 2019 4:25 pm
Anyone else experience any weirdness with a Chamberlain/Craftsman setup? I have it successfully installed but every time I use the Meross to open/close the door (through app, or through google integration), the Craftsman wall switch (wired) goes out, as if it loses power. It doesn't power back on until the door opener has stopped working. The wall switch still works as normal after this, it powers on/off and the motion sensing will turn the lights on.
Yeah I noticed it with my chamberlain. I was going to rewire it today thinking maybe the wires are lose. But if you have the same issue it might be something else.
Jr. Member
Aug 22, 2005
175 posts
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TheGreatGazoo wrote:
Feb 8th, 2019 10:57 pm
Offering a service via the cloud and/or with support without a consumer charge is a rare sustainable business model. Once revenue from selling hardware slows down then it's difficult to continue providing service. Probably the company play here is to get an installed base and then sell to one of the bigger companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, etc. That has been going on for a while now.... I.E. Ring Doorbell.
Then we pray for a slow death to the system, or that the install base is big enough that someone takes the time to find a workaround. The consumer memory is short, even if they have been burned before, they will still buy the cheaper device to save a few bucks up front.
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Dec 10, 2004
12078 posts
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Kanata
an2one wrote:
Feb 9th, 2019 9:05 am
Yeah I noticed it with my chamberlain. I was going to rewire it today thinking maybe the wires are lose. But if you have the same issue it might be something else.
I checked and the wires don't seem loose. Maybe I'll twist the wires together instead of putting them in the way I have them now.
Also, something else that's weird, and maybe not related but I can't seem to use the wireless remotes to open the garage door from the laneway. They are still synced as they work when I'm in the garage or at the door from the house. They just don't work when I'm outside of the garage door. The wireless keypad works still, so I don't know if it's a specific frequency that the remotes are being blocked from specifically, or something else.

May also try wiring to the wall remote pins, to see if that stops the wall remote from power cycling.
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Jun 15, 2012
11850 posts
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Southern Ontario
TheGreatGazoo wrote:
Feb 8th, 2019 10:57 pm
Offering a service via the cloud and/or with support without a consumer charge is a rare sustainable business model. Once revenue from selling hardware slows down then it's difficult to continue providing service. Probably the company play here is to get an installed base and then sell to one of the bigger companies like Google, Amazon, Apple, etc. That has been going on for a while now.... I.E. Ring Doorbell.
That's assuming they don't make other products or evolve their current products. As most agree, it's only $47 and hardly costly to get into it now and enjoy. Same could be said for Wyze, those statements are not going to prevent people buying them. I would bank the cost of operational ownership is the least here even if it needs to be changed out later.
Sr. Member
Mar 19, 2003
577 posts
140 upvotes
Anyone able to get this showing up in their Google Home app? I tried linking and it doesn’t show up.
Member
Jul 8, 2014
218 posts
135 upvotes
Richmond Hill, ON
dablackgoku1234 wrote:
Feb 9th, 2019 4:02 pm
Anyone able to get this showing up in their Google Home app? I tried linking and it doesn’t show up.
Same, it doesn't seem to be connecting.
Sr. Member
Jul 28, 2004
520 posts
28 upvotes
Regina
BlazingMan wrote:
Feb 9th, 2019 4:46 pm
Same, it doesn't seem to be connecting.
Yeah it doesn't appear. You have to set it up as a routine. For help, go into you Methods app, click the user icon and from there you will see Google Assistant. On that page there is a link for the garage door opener that tells you how to use it with Google Assistant.

Basically you have to create a routine or use a routine and say, Hey Google tell Smart Methods to open/close the garage door.
Member
Jul 8, 2014
218 posts
135 upvotes
Richmond Hill, ON
jmoe316 wrote:
Feb 9th, 2019 5:12 pm
Yeah it doesn't appear. You have to set it up as a routine. For help, go into you Methods app, click the user icon and from there you will see Google Assistant. On that page there is a link for the garage door opener that tells you how to use it with Google Assistant.

Basically you have to create a routine or use a routine and say, Hey Google tell Smart Methods to open/close the garage door.
Thanks. Worked perfectly.
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Apr 4, 2007
3776 posts
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Montreal
goofball wrote:
Feb 9th, 2019 10:19 am
I checked and the wires don't seem loose. Maybe I'll twist the wires together instead of putting them in the way I have them now.
Also, something else that's weird, and maybe not related but I can't seem to use the wireless remotes to open the garage door from the laneway. They are still synced as they work when I'm in the garage or at the door from the house. They just don't work when I'm outside of the garage door. The wireless keypad works still, so I don't know if it's a specific frequency that the remotes are being blocked from specifically, or something else.

May also try wiring to the wall remote pins, to see if that stops the wall remote from power cycling.
You didn't happen to install some led lights in the garage recently? They are a potential source of interference.

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