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[Amazon.ca] MoKo Smart WiFi Garage Door Opener $36.99

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[Amazon.ca] MoKo Smart WiFi Garage Door Opener $36.99

I've been looking for a wifi garage door opener that can open with google assistant. I returned the MyQ since it couldn't do that and the Gogogate was too expensive.

I'm taking my chance on this one since it's cheap and looks generic.
With the $7 off coupon, its $37. I dont think you can find one much cheaper with the wireless door sensors. It has ok reviews.
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jon604 wrote: I've been looking for a wifi garage door opener that can open with google assistant. I returned the MyQ since it couldn't do that and the Gogogate was too expensive.

I'm taking my chance on this one since it's cheap and looks generic.
With the $7 off coupon, its $37. I dont think you can find one much cheaper with the wireless door sensors. It has ok reviews.
Which model of MyQ did you have?
My MYQ-G0301 is working with google assistant, but there is a trick that you have to say "tell MyQ..." first to get your order through.
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kyoxxx wrote: Which model of MyQ did you have?
My MYQ-G0301 is working with google assistant, but there is a trick that you have to say "tell MyQ..." first to get your order through.
I ordered one on amazon 1 year ago. It will close the door but it wont open it with google. Same using IFTTT. I bought one as a gift on Prime Day usa amazon for $12 usd.
It was so easy to install without wires but I want google to open the door as it was a pain to dig through the app just to open the door.
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Is this only for people who don't have HomeLink in their automobile? I find it supremely easy to just push that button on my rear review mirror.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: Is this only for people who don't have HomeLink in their automobile? I find it supremely easy to just push that button on my rear review mirror.
Honestly I'd rather have something using my cell phone that I replace all the time than built in my car that I probably won't replace for at least 10 years
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How does this sensor know if the door is open or closed and how does it handle when objects are blocking the door and it does a kickback?

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lg777 wrote: How does this sensor know if the door is open or closed and how does it handle when objects are blocking the door and it does a kickback?

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By the looks of the sensor, it's a tilt sensor so when the door is open... The sensor is horizontal rather than vertical. If there is a kickback, the sensor will know that the door re-opened and isn't closed.
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jon604 wrote: I ordered one on amazon 1 year ago. It will close the door but it wont open it with google. Same using IFTTT. I bought one as a gift on Prime Day usa amazon for $12 usd.
It was so easy to install without wires but I want google to open the door as it was a pain to dig through the app just to open the door.
Its a security issue. You wont find a company that will add it in. They don't want people yelling from an open window to open the garage door.
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Jucius Maximus wrote: Is this only for people who don't have HomeLink in their automobile? I find it supremely easy to just push that button on my rear review mirror.
I often park in the driveway because we have a 1.5 car garage and have Meross which is very similar to this. It means if we're all out in our other vehicle and someone breaks into my car at home, they can't just push a HomeLink button or look for a garage remote inside.

I've also let my kids in through the garage when they don't have keys on them while I'm stuck at work.

Last year I had a big TV delivered from Costco and nobody was home. I got a notification on my Ring doorbell and asked them to put it in the garage, opened it remotely, watched on my cheap Wyze cam as they put the box inside and I shut the garage door.
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ziaa wrote: Its a security issue. You wont find a company that will add it in. They don't want people yelling from an open window to open the garage door.
I don't do it often but the Meross unit lets us Alexa open/close, I have to cite an additional password to open it.
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jon604 wrote: I ordered one on amazon 1 year ago. It will close the door but it wont open it with google. Same using IFTTT. I bought one as a gift on Prime Day usa amazon for $12 usd.
It was so easy to install without wires but I want google to open the door as it was a pain to dig through the app just to open the door.
Sorry to hear that. I actually ordered mine on Amazon.com this Prime Day too.
Yeah, I agree! Their integration with google assistant sucks!! I just tested it again but couldn't open it. :(

I am also an iPhone user, so I installed HomeBridge on my desktop and mostly control the door with Siri; which has been great and stable so far including opening and closing.
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Can anyone confirm is it does work to open as well via voice command? It seems like it should based on the reviews. Sounds like the open/close sensor isn't that great.... In particular interested if it integrates well with Alexa eco system.

I think I will probably pick one of these up for my mom's place. Been updating her house to smart devices (Alexa to start, then Ecobee then smart switches and plugs and then just recently smart lamp).
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Jucius Maximus wrote: Is this only for people who don't have HomeLink in their automobile? I find it supremely easy to just push that button on my rear review mirror.
It is also for people like me who sometimes wants open the garage door without entering pin on keypad, e.g. when putting all the tools back to the garage after gardening

Plus, it will tell me the garage door's status next time when my wife drives to work and forgets to close the door again, so I can close it in time before another squirrel runs into my house.
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whats the point of buying this if you cant open it with google assistant?
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I'm so tired, I was confused as to why you would need a Mario Kart garage door opener.
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It says home assistant integration, anyone know more details about that?
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I was looking into these cheap WiFi garage door openers to use with Google Assistant. They all seem to use the same Smart Life app which can be connected to Google Home app. The problem is Google Home app detects it as a lock and it would require a passcode each time you use Google Assistant to open/close the door. For me, that's a deal breaker.

If you're already using a hub like Smartthings, the best solution is a z-wave relay with a device handler. It integrates perfectly with Google Assistant and can close /open the garage door by voice. It can also be included in automations - for instance, the garage door will close if nobody is at home, or after 10pm etc.

This is what I ended up getting, easy to install by following the manufacturer's instructions, works perfectly.

https://www.amazon.ca/MultiRelay-ZEN16- ... merReviews
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Jucius Maximus wrote: Is this only for people who don't have HomeLink in their automobile? I find it supremely easy to just push that button on my rear review mirror.
My motorcycle doesn't have a rearview mirror :/
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I used one of these unit before, before i lose the Alexa abliity to open it.

I end up building my own opener with a $15 Raspberry Pi Zero with a $5 relay switch, and a door (magnetic) sensor from my old security system.

now it have both Alexa and Homekit function and I have full control over it.

Lesson with these chinese smart home device is, if the manufacturing decide to stop supporting it, you're screwed.

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