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Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge

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Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge

Does anyone know when the Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge Model: MYQ-G0303-SP will be made available to order in Canada?

It's back up on their site, but yet again it does not give the option to order for Canada...only available in the US.

Cheers!
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Indirectly related: I finally connected the garage door to my WiFi. It was a painless process I gotta say.
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Do you have a computer like a media server running 24/7? Windows, Mac or raspberry pi will work. You can install a program called homebridge and get the MyQ HomeKit integration at no cost.

Among other devices I have my MyQ garage doors and Nest thermostats connected to Siri. I can open/close both doors, adjust the ac, furnace or fireplace with my voice.
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Ohh...one important tidbit I discovered after setting up the HomeKit-MyQ link is that Siri won't open or close doors without authentication. So unless Apple introduces voice authentication it means you still have to physically hold your phone to get the open/close feature to work. Without authenticating you can only ask for the door status.
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Aug 11, 2017
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Wow that's neat. Any link to tutorial on how to do this?
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radar2000 wrote:
Sep 3rd, 2017 9:58 pm
Does anyone know when the Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge Model: MYQ-G0303-SP will be made available to order in Canada?

It's back up on their site, but yet again it does not give the option to order for Canada...only available in the US.

Cheers!
I purchased the new HomeKit Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge from the states and had it shipped to a US address and installed it last week. The installation instructions that came with the unit is garbage and it took quite awhile to get it setup. However once setup it's great! HomeKit integration and I can add 'scenes/automation' with my other HomeKit accessories.
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Landon99 wrote:
Sep 4th, 2017 1:35 pm
Wow that's neat. Any link to tutorial on how to do this?
Depends on where you'd like to start. The main homebridge(not to be confused with MyQ Home Bridge) project is at this link https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge

Homebridge acts like a hub (just like Wink and Smarthings) but emulates the iOS HomeKit API. You connect your non-Homekit devices to it and Siri becomes able to control them.

Depending on the operating system you have,
Install in windows: https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge/w ... on-Windows
Install in raspberry pi: https://github.com/nfarina/homebridge/w ... spberry-Pi
Install on a Mac https://www.imore.com/how-connect-non-h ... homebridge

In my case, I decided to install it virtually in Windows 10 so I can easily delete the virtual OS if I change my mind. I installed Ubuntu onto my Windows 10 then followed the raspberry pi instruction above. Here is how to install Linux virtually. https://www.lifewire.com/install-ubuntu ... ps-2202108

Once you have homebridge running then you'll just have to get the instruction for the plug-in you need at the link below. There are lots of them and some duplicates. https://www.npmjs.com/browse/keyword/ho ... log%20post
For chamberlain, it will be this one https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge-chamberlain
For nest, it will be this one https://www.npmjs.com/package/homebridge-nest-debounced
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Thanks for the responses everyone. So I guess the answer to my original question is that this is still not available to order in Canada.

I'll keep trying to get a response from Chamberlain.

Cheers!
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CdnTire has a Chamberlain Opener on sale starting Thursday and it features MyQ Technology so presumably is available in Canada.

That is a presumption though as is Cdn Tire and we all know what they are like.
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Thanks for your response luckystrike1.

I do need to clarify that I'm looking for the MyQ Home Bridge, not the MyQ Internet Gateway (which I already have). I believe this is what you were referring to. The MyQ Home Bridge is not part of that sale.

This is what I'm looking for here in Canada.

https://www.chamberlain.com/smartphone- ... ome-bridge

Cheers!
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I'm trying to figure this out without going through chamberlains site.

I personally have an older Chamberlain garage door opener. Keypad by the garage door, basic door opener in the garage and a couple of remotes. I think its the whisper quiet belt one.
So in order for me to have Homekit accessibility to my garage door opener I'm going to need the MyQ Internet Gateway & the MyQ Home Bridge? Basically one device to make my garage door opener internet capable and another device to make it Apple compatible?
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bubuski wrote:
Sep 4th, 2017 9:21 am
Ohh...one important tidbit I discovered after setting up the HomeKit-MyQ link is that Siri won't open or close doors without authentication. So unless Apple introduces voice authentication it means you still have to physically hold your phone to get the open/close feature to work. Without authenticating you can only ask for the door status.
If Touch ID is desactivated on myq app, does it still ask authentication? Also is the new myQ home bridge asking for the same? Is it really possible to open by voice without authentification?
akswun wrote:
Sep 6th, 2017 10:33 am
I'm trying to figure this out without going through chamberlains site.

I personally have an older Chamberlain garage door opener. Keypad by the garage door, basic door opener in the garage and a couple of remotes. I think its the whisper quiet belt one.
So in order for me to have Homekit accessibility to my garage door opener I'm going to need the MyQ Internet Gateway & the MyQ Home Bridge? Basically one device to make my garage door opener internet capable and another device to make it Apple compatible?
No, the new myQ home bridge replace the old myQ internet gataway and keep same functionality but add HomeKit. You only need the new one and a receiver in garage, built in garage door opener or accessories ones
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slay3r85 wrote:
Sep 6th, 2017 10:39 am
If Touch ID is desactivated on myq app, does it still ask authentication? Also is the new myQ home bridge asking for the same? Is it really possible to open by voice without authentification?
With an Apple Watch, you can have the authentication disabled and allow Siri to open/close garage doors.

On an iPhone you must have a passcode or Touch ID authentication. It is a Siri thing with garage doors and front door locks. Without a passcode or Touch ID authentication, Siri will reply with something like "Safety first. You need to set up a passcode before I can do that".

Apple registered a patent for voice authentication earlier this year so we may see it released with iOS11 sometime in the next few weeks. I think iOS11 was rumoured to launch on Sept 12.
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slay3r85 wrote:
Sep 6th, 2017 10:39 am

No, the new myQ home bridge replace the old myQ internet gataway and keep same functionality but add HomeKit. You only need the new one and a receiver in garage, built in garage door opener or accessories ones
Just did a little research. My older model Chamberlain NON-myQ whisper quiet is NOT compatible with the homebridge accessory. You basically need a newer model MyQ garage door opener. I'm SOL until I commit to buying a newer opener. Meh!
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akswun wrote:
Sep 6th, 2017 11:03 am
Just did a little research. My older model Chamberlain NON-myQ whisper quiet is NOT compatible with the homebridge accessory. You basically need a newer model MyQ garage door opener. I'm SOL until I commit to buying a newer opener. Meh!
You don't need MyQ to make it work with HomeKit. All you need as a device that can short two wires and communicate with your iPhone.

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