Xiaomi Mijia Intelligent APP Remote Control Lock
Regular price $100.50 Sale price $51.50
- Material: ABS and PC
- Wireless connection: Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
- Power supply: 2 x AAA battery
- Unlocking speed: 1 second to 2 second
- Wireless connection: Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
- Power supply: 2 x AAA battery
- Unlocking speed: 1 second to 2 second
0.160Product size: 9.00 x 5.40 x 2.00 cm / 3.54 x 2.13 x 0.79 inches
Package weight: 0.203 kg
Package size: 13.00 x 8.00 x 4.00 cm / 5.12 x 3.15 x 1.57 inches
Package Contents: 1 x Carton, 1 x Lock, 1 x Chinese Instruction, 2 x Glue, 1 x Block, 1 x Set of Screw Fittings
Very cool! Got it today and installed it. Took about 25 min, but I took my time through the instructions. Had to use the separate instruction sheet for Apple phones. Looks like it was a process to join the hubs wifi in order to enter my wifi router's info. I was going to give it 4 stars since it was $100, but then I started playing with the app and it has some pretty cool settings. I like the warning beeps and light flashing to warn anyone the door is closing - smart. Learned I have a Lift Master door opener - 5 years in the house and never looked up to notice.UPDATE: So this is what I set up in the app after a some playing around -- Tell me when the door is opened or closed - pops up on my phone, also saved in history list- Warn me that the door was left open longer than 15 minutes - in case we forgot to close it- automatically close the door every night at 10:30 - so our door won't be open all night (has happened)
This is a very cool gadget to an existing garage door!The reason I give it a 4-stars and not 5 is because the installation guide and instructional video are missing a crucial step that slowed me down...The "hidden" essential step was to open a browser and go to: setup.myqdevice.com this will help you connect the MyQ Smart Garage Hub to your home WiFiI hope this review helps and will save you ~15 minutes wait time for their support line :)
Awesome wifi garage opener and very easy to setup! I was up and running in 15 minutes hooking this up to my 15 year old Craftsman garage door opener. The package contains one hub and one sensor to control one garage door. The hub can control 2 doors, so if you have 2 doors, you will have to buy an additional sensor(https://www..com/Chamberlain-G821LMB-Sensor-Garage-Sensor-Myq-G0301/dp/B078C95181). If you have more than 2 garage doors, you will have to purchase an additional kit with a hub and sensor(https://www..com/dp/B075H7Z5L8). Few pointers:1. Make sure the location of the hub will have a good wifi signal. This is extremely critical and I feel like this is one of the main reasons for many peoples' frustration with the kit2. Make sure you attach the sensors on the top panel of the garage door with a clear line of sight to the hub3. There is a small insert with instructions. Follow them closely4. Once you power on the hub, you will have to connect to the hub's wifi and go to setup.myqdevice.com. This step is needed to connect the hub to your home wifi network5. Once you get a confirmation that step 4 is successful, install the MyQ app and follow instructions there. Be sure to select the proper values for your garage door opener and the color of the learning button inside it. This will make setup extremely easy and pain-free!
+ Easy install and setup. From the time I opened the box until it was fully installed and setup was about 1 hour. (i.e. skimmed the quick start guide, downloaded the app, programmed the hub, mounted the hub to the ceiling, mounted the sensor to the door, programmed my garage door opener, cleaned up).+ Intuitive app. Walks you through hub setup, sensor testing, garage door opener programming. Once setup up, easy to navigate between different devices and settings. Options to setup alerts for each time the garage is opened or close, schedule the door to open/close at a specific time of the day. Displays elapsed time door has been opened or closed.- pre-closing warning tone is louder than I'd prefer... no obvious way to adjust the volume- would be better if you could monitor/control the door via a website and not just the app
I really like this device - it works well with my older opener. Phone app has useful controls and alerts, letting me know if the door is up or down, left up for an extended period, etc. It was easy to connect, about an hour, and has a good range to connect to my router.My only issue is that it doesn't connect to Alexa. To me the reliable phone app is most important, but Alexa connectivity would make it ideal. It seems like such an easy thing to do. I guess this smart device isn't all that smart.One tip: the MyQ did stop closing the garage door for a few days. After a little online digging, though, I discovered that the led light bulbs I had just installed in the opener emit interference, which kept the opener from closing the door - only the wired button would do it. I replaced the bulbs with non-led and it works fine.
It's really a simple device and easy to install. I installed it and got it up and running in less than an hour. No hubs or anything else is needed -- other that a wi-fi signal. Works as expected and I will buy the second sensor, soon.When you open or close the door remotely, the unit beeps pretty loud and the light flashes about 5 seconds before it actually moves. That's a bit annoying. But if you think about it, that makes sense in the scenario where someone is in the garage and they have no idea the door is about to move. Besides, you're rarely activating it while inside the garage.The wireless sensor is powered by an included battery (CR2450). No idea how long it's supposed to last, but the app is supposed to notify you when the battery lets low.
The MyQ hub is very easy to install. I couldn't get my iPhone to connect to the hub (was using Bluetooth, I think I was supposed to connect with WiFi maybe?) but I used the WPS feature on my router and it connected almost right away.Installation in the garage was very simple with a cordless drill, and the unit immediately 'learned' my Craftsman garage door signal. I now get notifications on my iPhone when the door opens and closes and if it stays open longer than I want I have the ability to close it remotely. I'm very happy with the unit and would recommend to anyone who wants to have remote access and information for a Chamberlain brand garage door opener.
The package arrived on time and it only took 15 minutes to install. It actually let's you open and close the garage from your phone and it shows how long the door is open or closed. I was also able to connect it to my Nest camera and my Xfinity system, so that was a bonus. Works great and does what it says.
D. K. Briggs
Easy to install, works fantastic! A little networking knowledge is helpful to install, but with the peace knowing your garage door is closed when it is supposed to be from anywhere in the internet world, this product is well worth the price! I have had many people tell me they have turned around mid trip to make sure their garage is closed, but they don't see the need for this product. This is a solid solution people! It is so simple and works so well that it really is a no-brainer! I find myself checking the app often, and with the push notification that my garage door opened, I always know when family arrives home or leaves. I had to let a dryer repairman into the garage before I could arrive and he was amazed I opened my garage remotely. If I could geek out a little more, I would like to see a geo fence added to this so when I entered the fence....my garage would open. I also set it up to automatically close my garage at 10:30p.m. nightly if I happened to forget to do it manually. There is no worse feeling to going into your garage in the morning and realizing you left your garage door open all night! Come on now....., you have all done that right? I totally recommend this and I absolutely love it! It took me under 30 minutes to install! It has dropped from my network one time, but I was able to reset my router and it came back just fine! Enjoy!
UPDATED REVIEW - 5/14/2019:I originally gave this thing one star, only because I couldn't give it 0.25 stars. I'm updating to 4 stars only because it was a rocky start. It started off extremely frustrating. You can read the saga, below. Both Chamberlain and Key customer service have been fantastic. Above and beyond. Unbelievable. Because it's in 's best interest that their in-garage delivery program succeed. It took some time to get things right, but in the end I think I finally got it and it works flawlessly. Here's hoping my internet or electricity never goes out so I don't have to go through and reprogram this silly thing.Do these things and nobody will get hurt. Position your Chamberlain hub (the thing on the ceiling in your garage) away from any LED lights. This includes any LED lights that might be screwed into your garage door motor. (I know it's 2019; there aren't many choices when it comes to lightbulbs.) And I have some extremely bright LED shop lights on my ceiling as well. I moved my box (see the picture) 90 degrees away from the garage door motor and the LED lights. I think this is what did the trick. It seems to be outside the influence of LED electromagnetic fields. It does need to be at a minimum 4' from the garage door motor, but the cable is only about 5' so you won't be going far. I also positioned the door sensor in direct line-of-sight of the Chamberlain hub. Whether this makes a difference or not, I don't know. But after all I'd gone through, I was willing to try anything.On the technical end of things, create a ��guest' network on your WiFi system. I have the TP-Link Deco whole-house mesh system. That is one badass WiFi system if you ask me. I can get seamless internet in every part of my house and around the perimeter. Chamberlain frowned upon me having a mesh system, but c'est la vie.Create a guest network, password protect it, set it to ONLY 2.4 GHz (as opposed to 5.6 or 2.4 and 5.6) and use that to connect to your Chamberlain hub. The guest network should be 802.11 g. ONLY. Not the newer a/b/n. If your router allows for that kind of customization. (I know, old technology right?! But what can I say. Hopefully Chamberlain will get with the times.) My guest network is strictly for my garage door opener. It does/should be broadcast, i.e. do not hide the broadcasting. That makes things more difficult for the hub. If you've tried and tried and feel like things are just getting worse, reset your Chamberlain hub to factory settings and start over. Instructions are in the manual or online.I've had two in-garage deliveries so far and they've been flawless. I put an ��X' on the floor with tape and instructed the driver in the Key app where to place the parcels. I do not want to accidentally drive over them when pulling into the garage. They do recommend setting aside a bin or something and labeling it so the driver can see it. The driver does, as a matter of policy, stay in the driveway until they see the door close, so that's reassuring.I hope this helps you with solving your problem, or persuading you to purchase this product and give the Key program a go.��-Buy this only if you enjoy pulling your hair out. Or getting a root canal without anesthesia. Or Chinese water torture.I thought I had it installed correctly, but it would only close the door approximately 60% of the time on the first try. Kill the app, wait a minute, try again. Then it might close on the second try. SUUUUPPPEEERRRR frustrating, especially when you're running late for work. I got this explicitly for Key delivery, but noooope! I'm going to be super angry if the courier can't close my garage door.I emailed Chamberlain tech support from their website. And waited a few days. Never heard a response from them. So I opened a chat window with their support team. #worthless The agent said "MyQ doesn't work with whole house mesh systems or WiFi." Umm. How in the hell does it work then? Transcendentalism?! I requested a call back from their next level of support. He was marginally better.Come to find out, this piece of crap is based on old technology. It must be 2.4GHz, 802.11g (which is old as dirt.) So I go through my cable company's router settings (which in-and-of-itself is a pain.) Set everything correctly--even went so far as delete the whole thing from the app and start fresh. Will open (sometimes) but won't close. Sigh.I'm going to give Chamberlain one more shot at their customer service. If not, I'm going to rip it down, throw it in a box, and send it back.Per chance things get better, I'll update my review. But I'm not holding my breath.
Tom in CA
This is a good way to see if your garage door is open and also can open and close the door remotely. It works just fine but it is a little hard to set up because the software is a little clunky and the instructions pretty bad. It's worth getting but here are some tips:It works like the door opener button that is built into your newer model cars and you have to program it to your current garage door opener.It comes in two parts - the smaller unit and the bigger unit must have line of sight.(one talks to the internet and one talks to the door opener)The software is not very intuitive - looks simple but easy to get confused and the booklet in the box isn't all that clear.If you have an iPhone don't follow the instructions in the book. Step 4 is different and there is a little slip of paper in the box that gives you new step 4 iPhone instructions. Easy to overlook this!Having said all this is does work and it is will tell you if your door is open or closed and also will allow you to open and close the door from anywhere you have cellphone access. That's exactly what it is supposed to do and it does it well.
The good: It works with most door openers. It doesn't have to be a Chamberlain/Liftmaster door opener. But do check their compatibility list... it does not work with every door opener. I use mine with a pair of Genie door openers and it does work with my particular model.The bad: I use this in conjunction with the Chamberlain "Home Bridge" (not to be confused with this "Home Hub") and there are several limitations.The "Hub" lets you use the Chamberlain MyQ app to open or close a garage door. There are two training buttons. You can train it to control two garage doors. I do not think there is a way to control a 3rd door (I only have two doors but I know there are homes with three).This "Hub" is not natively compatible with Apple HomeKit. To get HomeKit, you have to buy the "Bridge". Both Hub and Bridge have WiFi but you have to disable WiFi on the Hub if using the Bridge. Only one device should do WiFi when the two are used together.The Hub comes with one door sensor. The cost of an extra door sensor is another $50. The sensor mounts to the inside of your door and has a coin-battery. It works by detecting if it is in a vertical vs. horizontal position and transmits the information to the hub if there's a change. This is how the Hub knows if the door is up vs. down.This "Hub" is $80 and includes one sensor. It's $50 for the second sensor.The "Bridge" (which adds Apple HomeKit compatibility and lets you use Siri voice control to open & close the doors) is another $70.For a two door garage, that's $80 + $50 + $70... so you're in for $200 to get HomeKit control. That's a lot... and you're limited to two doors only.There's no good reason for the functionality of the Bridge not just being included in the Hub (they should sell just one thing to solve the problem, not two.)So it does work. But if you want the full Apple HomeKit capability you'll also need to buy the "Bridge" and I though the setup of the whole thing was a bit on the clunky side.
I was a bit skeptical about purchasing this after reading all of the problems setting this unit up in prior reviews. However, with the apparent addition of an addendum sheet for iOS users, the set up was completely painless and only took about five minutes. It is very clear and concise and, if you follow directions, trouble free. The entire process, from unboxing to completing the install took about 15 minutes. I don't know if using this with a chamberlain garage door opener made it any easier, but its' operation is easy, fast and dependable. I too, am one of those people who questions if I shut the garage door after getting a mile or so away from the house. This makes it easy to check. Also, I can let my neighbor in if there is an issue in the house, or with our pets.
Very satisfied with this product.1. I had no issues setting up the app or connecting the hub with the internet.2. It synced up in 1st attempt with my liftmaster.3. Android app could be better. ..app keeps showing garage door closing or opening for extra seconds even though the garage door has already been closed or opened.4. Hate the fact that there is only one user account that can use the app.5. The beep during closing isn't bothering at all. It's not very loud.. I in fact like it due to fact that it gives warning in case someone's around.Overall I am very happy so far, will have to see if I face any issues in the long run.Highly recommended!!
I needed something to monitor my garage door via WiFi. Instead of replacing a good-functioning motor, I decided to give the MyQ a try. I ordered it from and I will say that the setup is pretty straight forward, and easy to follow. Their app instruction mimic the Ring devices step-by-step setup. My only caveat was that it took a while to get the Door Sensor to sync to the hub. It wasn't doing it after several tries of the push button. Through a miracle, it worked and I got the BEEP!! confirmation. I tested the device several times throughout the day. It's essentially an additional remote control, sync'd to a hub that connects to your WiFi that connects to your app. My down expectations is that just like every cloud device, if their servers go DOWN then your device won't work in the app until Chamberlain fixes their cloud servers. Happened on June 7 2018 according to my research. I did had a problem were after setting it up, I went up to unplug the hub from the floor outlet to hook it up to the ceiling outlet. The app couldn't find the hub so I had to re-set it again. This tells me that if there's a power outage, will I have to do the setup again every time? Time will tell if the investment was worth it or not. As of a 24 hour period, I'm satisfied. CAUTION: pressing on the DOOR picture on your app will trigger the door to open/close. So make sure you maybe play with it while your in front of the garage door, not away from your home. And you can even use their website http address but with the same caution: Don't click on the garage door image if you don't want it to open if you're not home. The app/website doesn't give you an "are you sure?" warning. Pressing means open sesame.
Works as promised. I installed it in a couple minutes, and can control the doors with my phone. My favorite parts are the Schedule, and the alerts. I programmed my doors to shut at 9pm everyday. This prevents leaving them open overnight, automatically. I also set it to notify me if the doors are left open for more than 45 minutes. The only con was during the install the wifi joining procedure was not real intuitive. I was lucky enough to have had similar experience with another smart home automation product, and was able to use that experience to hook up this one correctly. But without that experience a novice user would struggle or not be able to install this product.
I just got this installed and once set up it seems to work pretty well once set up, but setting it up was a hassle as it seemed finicky to pair with my overhead door standard drive 650. Here are a few of my lessons learned so far.1. The mounting location in your garage is extremely important, I originally mounted it about a foot from the opener and it struggled, then I turned it 180* like it suggested and it still struggled, then I had success just mounting it on the other side of the garage near my workbench, but when I tried to reprogram it later, it wasn't receiving the signals (I could tell by watching the light on my opener which flashes when it senses a signal during the programming process, it never blinked. After moving it around I noticed more and more activity). I ended up having success mounting it the full length of the power cord away which put it right in the middle of my two openers at the same distance.2. When starting the program process, make sure to start the learn on your opener BEFORE hitting the pair button, it sends out a blast immediately on starting attempt 1 and if you miss this it won't work. I must have waited through two dozen full cycles before realizing I had missed the boat from doing things in the wrong order.3. Sometimes when trying to open or close a door from the app it will spin and spin like it can't connect to the device. I've found success by just quitting the app (ios) and restarting it, though rarely I have been forced to open/close from the wall which seems to kick the sensor to update it's status and makes it start working. Most of this testing was while configuring the two doors in sub-optimal mounting locations so I will update if this continues to be a problem going forward.4. I was forced to re-pair many many times during the install process while trying to figure out what my problems were, and in some instances I was able to have it regularly close without the annoying alarm/flasher. I know this is there as a safety feature, but I would love to be able to repeat that for my current install. As of now it is flashing/beeping during door close.
The MyQ WiFi is easy to install and easy to operate, especially since they updated the App (I am using an iPhone). The first one I installed in my Florida home. It came handy after the hurricane when I needed repair people enter the garage but I was out of town. I simply opened the door with a click from my iPhone. They thought it was magic. It truly saved me lots of time and trouble organizing a friend who would come to the house and open the garage door for the repair team. In the meantime I have installed four MyQ on all my garage doors on my two homes. The App is very well designed. I can see all four garage doors on one screen. The open and closed status icons are animated and also show how long the doors have been open or closed. Very helpful with a second home. It works flawlessly and I can highly recommend the MyQ.
My wife and I purchased the MyQ Wireless & Wi-Fi Garage Hub to use with our iPhones. I started the initial setup while she was gone and everything seemed to be going OK until she got home. She couldn't connect her iPhone to it through her own email account. She had to use my email account. She didn't understand why Chamberlain is dragging their feet on being able to set up the app using two different email accounts. We can do it with our Arlo cameras. The system seems to work pretty well. There is a delay of one minute minimum to send a signal to our router so it can alert our iPhones so it is NOT instantaneous. You need to go into NOTIFICATIONS (under the Chamberlain app) if you have an iPhone and your opener is Chamberlain to make sure your alerts are turned on. The little box that gets stuck with Velcro to your garage door had a little rattling sound to it when shaken like something was broken and loose inside. After a little thought, I'm pretty sure it is a "dangly" level that senses when the garage door is closed making the sensor vertical or when it is open making it horizontal. Overall, we are happy with it, at least so far. Just an update since we have installed the MyQ. It works as advertised. I thought I would be alerted whenever the door was opened or closed and I am. However, it is NOT instantaneous. The lowest setting of notifications is 1 minute so the door has to be open or shut for one minute in order to be notified on my iPhone. One thing that I would like to see Chamberlain change is the HISTORY. I would like to be able to select the events that I want to delete. Instead, you must delete ALL of the history. Other than that, we are very happy with the item.
I completed the installation and set-up in about 20 mins. If it matters I already have a Chamberlain Door Openner, so maybe that helped ease the process. For all the folks having major trouble I wonder what they are doing wrong, or what their situation was. If you have an iPhone, be sure to follow the supplemental instructions for connecting the hub to your WiFi. Again, I had no issues. However, if you want to add additional phones/devices to control the hub/door, you simply use the same account on subsequent devices as the original one. Seems odd and counterintuitive, but that is the way it is. And this bit took me a while to figure out, and only through reading a review, not guidance from the manufacturer, so that is something they could do better. I guess for the uninitiated the directions are a bit thin, but therein't a whole lot going on here. The unexpected bit was connecting to the hub as its own WiFi network, then using a web address to configure/attach the hub to my home WiFi. Which went smoothly following the menus and prompts.I am able to control the door from my iPhone or the wife's (using the same account), set up custom alerts that appear to be working, and have not had any issues or complaints with the operation. The most important part is knowing the status of the door from our phones. That mean selling feature for us, also seems to be working as advertised.We've only been using it for a couple of days or so, I will update if the unit starts behaving badly or any other issues arise.For now, VERY happy with this addition to our ever smarter home.
Barb from MI
So far so good. First off, the first one didn't work (or we programmed it wrong) but sent a replacement and my husband was able to install it and get it working right away. I guess I don't understand why people are complaining about the cost. There's only a cost if you want to connect to Google Assistant or other Home automation apps. Just use the app by itself. It really does work great and you can set all different kinds of alerts. I can't tell you how many times I've returned home just to see if I closed the garage and I'm so excited to be able to look in the history and it says "Garage Door Closed at ..." what a blessing!
I'm using an older Chamberlain ("Access Master" branded/ Home Depot exclusive) opener.As others have said, follow the instructions. The app itself guides you through the install with in-line videos and step by step instructions. I paired the head unit with my wi-fi network and the door sensor in the house, then unplugged and installed everything in the garage. My garage is abt 60 feet from my wifi router in the house, it connected instantly with no problem. You have to use 2.4 ghz wifi, not 5.0. 2.4 has longer range. You have to pair the head unit with 3 things, in this order:1. Your phone via the app on your wifi network (which then pairs it with the Chamberlain online service that controls all of it)2. The door sensor (which you then mount to your garage door)3. Your garage door opener, as a wireless remote control (that pairing does not change the code, so your existing remotes still work)Then you install the head unit near the opener motor facing downwards, using a small metal bracket and you're good. If it takes you more than 15 minutes, then it's time to engage in some self-evaluation.You can set the app up to give you alerts when the door is opened or closed, via push notifications to the app on your phone and/ or e-mail. Obviously that's mandatory, that's why you bought the thing in the first place. You can view a timestamped history of all opens and closes in the app (which can be deleted as needed to clear space), you can view the current status of the door (opening, closing, or open or closed, and how long since it was opened or closed) and you can open or close the door remotely via the app as well. You can also connect it to a wide variety of home control apps and devices most of which (not all) require a $10/ year subscription.Considering that I have a lot of value stored in my garage in vehicles, tools, etc, this is a small price to pay to know if I left the door open, or if someone is breaking in when I'm not home. I've called neighbors more than once during my AM commute, asking to walk over and see if the door was closed.
Arthur P. Haviland Jr.
I had asked my local garage door company if they could add the MyQ feature to my existing opener. They said that I would need to install a new opener for $500. I took a chance and bought this product instead and I am glad I did. There was an addendum to the instructions for an IOS device that required me to connect to a WiFi signal from the device and open a web page in Safari to connect to my network. That went well and the only glitch was pairing with my opener. While the button on the back appeared to be red, it was actually purple. That took several attempts and had the effect of disabling my other garage door opening remotes. It was easy to reconnect them. I used to forget if I had closed my garage door but I don't have to worry about that anymore as the MyQ app on my phone tells me if the door is open or closed. This is a great product and saved me $400.
If you hate your eardrums, you will love this product. For the rest of us who like to avoid annoying ourselves, our neighbors, and the dog down the street, you will want to disable the alarm on this.It's not anywhere convenient, like in the app or something smart like that, no. They require you to void your warranty in order to peacefully close your garage door. Even after disabling the speaker, you'll still have a flashing light, which, while annoying, is far more acceptable.To do this, I removed the two screws holding the case together on opposite corners (very obvious). Some people pry the speaker off the board; I didn't bother with that. I took a pair of pliers and got a good grip on the speaker (it's the black, round plastic thing) and twisted back and forth slightly until the glue let go. There are two wires that connect the speaker to the board. I cut these as close to the board as I practically could. I didn't go overboard with cutting them; I pretty much made sure they wouldn't touch each other.I then tested and enjoyed my [relatively] quiet garage door operation.
Ok first off this is SUPER easy to install. My garage contains the router and modem, so wifi signal was not an issue. I used the included velcro to attach the door sensor to the garage door (easy). The iphone app makes setting up the myQ hub to your router very fast. For mounting I cheated, rather than making new screws on my ceiling I just zip tied it to the mounting rails of the garage door opener. Overall installation took about 15 minutes, very easy.Now I know everyone complains about the IFTT integration being a subscription and I agree. Chamberlain are greedy, and you should NOT sign up for that service. That said I wish there was ANY Alexa integration. ANY AT ALL. I don't need alexa to open and close my garage door, but I'd like to be able to ask alexa.... "Alexa, Is my garage door closed?". Considering this is just about the only add on that works with Key I'm surprised they don't even have that level of support.
Jan C. Jacobs
Overall, my experience with the Chamberlain product has been very good, but with a couple of exceptions. The WiFi-enabled portion of the system works very well, after a few installations (software, not hardware) issues. The real problem has been in trying to link the system into HomeKit. After a couple of days messing around with it, I finally gave up on getting the HomeKit hub to work, and now it's sitting where it's mounted on the garage wall unplugged and acting as a wall decoration. Trying to get the HomeKit integration to work was probably the most maddening thing I have done in several years. Not only did it not work, but it hard-crashed my Apple HomePod so bad that I had to unplug it and not only reboot it, but go through a entire re-install of the system. After going through it a couple of times, I had had enough, and now there it sits.I _do_ like the WiFi enabled part of the system. It works flawlessly, and I use my iPhone and Apple Watch to open and close the door. It just doesn't have the HomeKit integration that I originally thought I needed, but now see that it may not be that important.
I like that it acts with the existing equipment, wall opener, remotes, etc. With our older Chamberlain opener on the door.It was pretty easy to setup and configure once I figured out that my wireless repeater was not working after a firmware update.4 instead of 5 stars for charging an integration fee for IFTTT and Google separately, and really for all at that matter.It's not necessary, but it does mean that you have to pull your phone out and use the app instead of talking to Google and asking to close the door.I signed up for the Google integration, but will probably cancel since it doesn't allow you to open the door without using the app. You can close it with Google assistant, but not open it with Google assistant, for security reasons (claimed).I got this instead of another opener remotes for the added functionality of checking door status remotely. Plus I already carry my phone. If I take my motorcycle, which I do most days, I don't want another thing to stash in the pockets.
Works great! I normally don't read the instructions before installing but this time I did. It didn't really spell it out, but it works like the opener in your car - so the base unit hooks up to your wifi and then it has a built in remote control like the one you already have.Because of this it works with almost any garage door opener that isn't over 30 years old. It has not had one error in over a couple weeks.If you want it allows you to remove the opener from your car. This is especially nice if you park outside - that was if someone breaks into your car they can't get into your garage.Very happy with the product.
I've been wanting one of these forever. Finally broke down after a night of drinking and bought it. After the hangover the next morning I went out and installed it. Super easy!! Few touch of some buttons, and this thing pretty much programed itself. Took about 10 minutes after watching a YouTube video. I have a lot stuff in my garage that I I use for rental properties, and I back in a lot to load my truck. I' m always driving off leaving the door open. I installed a camera in the garage so I could see if I left it open after I got across town, which I do all the time. Now I can shut it from anywhere and don't have to drive home and close it. Best investment in a long in a long time.
This is a slick device that allows you to open your garage door with your smartphone and check whether your door is open or closed from anywhere. It works great, but it was a BOOGER to install, and here's why:At a certain point in the installation, you look at the Learn button on your GDO and based upon it's color, you follow a certain procedure to get it to talk to this device. I was installing this on a Chamberlain/Liftmaster door, and the Learn button was sort of a faded orange, certainly not bright orange, but closer to orange than any of the other colors they listed. I must have insanely tried the Orange procedure at least 10 times, but it never worked.So I called Chamberlain Tech Support, and found a really good technician who walked me through the procedure again and again, but with the same result. Finally, he consulted the detailed specs on my garage door opener and discovered that the procedure I needed to follow was the one for the PURPLE button!There is not one person on the planet who would look at that button and say it was purple, but when I followed that procedure, it connected on the first try.So, before you waste hours trying to get this to work, make sure you are using the right procedure. Since you can't rely on the color of the Learn button, you are going to have to find out what color procedure to use some other way, maybe by calling them like I did.Perhaps in the future, they can give you a code or a model number to use to determine which procedure to use, sort of like the code you use to program a cable box remote control for your TV. But for now, doing it by color the way the instructions show is a recipe for total frustration.
Thebest thing about this relatively simple little device is the peace of mind it provides, If you are always trying to remember whether you closed the garage door before you went to bed, of left on vacation, this is definitely the ticket.Just program it to close every night at a certain time and it will (barring no door obstruction). And you can check the door status, even open and close it, from anywhere your smartphone has a connection using the app. It sends you an email when it closes so a quick check of your smart phone before you go to bed will ensure you know the door is closed. In several months of use, I have had not problems. Works every time.Installation is pretty easy. A 30 minute job. Just follow the instructions. As with all devices of this type these days, download the app, and it takes you step by step through what you needed to do.The biggest downer is you have to pay $1 a month for Google Assistant integration and functionality (no excuse for that) and it doesn't work with Alexa. has announced it will work with the new Garage delivery service it has launched in some areas. But that's not available in most places yet.Overall, it's a good piece of equipment. I just wish it had free Google Assistant support and Alexa integration .
You screw or stick a little battery-powered sensor box to your door that senses whether door is open or closed by whether it is vertical or horizontal. That door sensor connects to the other, slightly larger, box called the hub, by means of a wi-fi signal. The hub connects to the internet by your home wi-fi. The hub you screw to the ceiling near the door opener motor and it plugs into AC power. The hub connects to the door opener just like the little transmitter you keep in your car by radio signal -- no wired connection. You put the opener in learning mode just like you do when you get a new transmitter for your car. Before you do that, however, you have to download the app to your phone and register yourself on the app. Then the app finds the hub on the internet and takes you through the steps for pairing the hub to the opener. Tip: When you register it tries to put you right into a screen to do this. It's better to get out of that screen and re-open the app to do this, using the "add device" routine. Telephone tech support is good and I had no trouble getting through on a Saturday. There is no monthly or annual fee for connecting to your opener through the app. Once it is all set up, you can get emails whenever the door is left open for more than X minutes (you select X). You can also set a schedule that will close the door if it is open on a regular timetable. I set mine to close at 9 am, 9 pm and noon, just in case someone leaves it open and I don't see the email alert right away. You can also check at any time to see whether the door is open or closed and you can open or close it. An alarm goes off in the garage before it closes, as a safety measure. And of course, your door should have its own safety system that would keep it from closing on someone (nearly all do, if not all).
German Rodriguez Bola?os
This device is very easy to install and setup via internet, now I can control the main access to the house, because sometimes you're not very sure if you closed or not the door.I my case I have a different setup for the door opener (I have 2 gates, they open form their side) I have an extra steps to make the sensor detect the correct position open (horizontal position for the sensor) and close (vertical position) but its working pretty good!Video attached was a testing before some final modification I attached a picture with the final result!
The Chamberlain MyQ-G0301 works just fine in my Garage, with a so-so Wireless signal strength; it does just what I needed to use my iPhone to open and close the door (and the software indicates the current door position, and how long since it last changed). The instructions and video installation files were very good and straight-forward, and I believe they helped eliminate any concerns I had for installing this device; it was especially helpful to watch the video 2-3x, to ensure I was familiar with the different terms and steps. I did have initial Wireless signal-strength issues to resolve in the Garage, but the Hub locked up just fine on the Router's signal, and I did not need the Wireless Extender.The original price of the MyQ-G0301 is ridiculously high, but when it came down on 'sale' -- it was a more reasonable expenditure (still not cheap, but better than buying an entirely new Garage Door Opener); I see where the older MyQ-G0201 is less expensive, but my experience is to rarely invest in older models (although it may be just as good). I have no desire to integrate this device with Alexa or Apple Home, and therefore I expect to never be charged any monthly fees that I read about in other reviews; if the latter is true, then I'm happy with this device's capabilities.
Many years ago while sitting around with buddies, we talked about how stupid we felt when we drove off and left our garage door open. One of the guys was an engineer and said how easy it would be to rig up something that would automatically close the door after a given period of time and we all were confused by his engineer's explanation of how to do it. This was before today's modern "app" lifestyle. So, when this first came out, I decided to wait until most of the bugs had been cleaned and then buy one as I still sometimes drive off and leave the garage door open. But, no more.The app is very informative...tells me when I open the door and how long it has been open...and even sends me an alert if it has been open longer than I set my alert notification...am pleased with the performance and quality of the opener hub.That being said, I did have a lot of trouble setting up the hub initially. I ended up phoning customer service and we walked through the red light-beep process for connecting the sensor to the hub several times and the agent was very patient and helpful. At one point, the agent suggested just sending back the hubs and getting replacements. I did finally get the sensors to connect and found that if I moved my phone adjacent to the sensor when I pushed the button to connect, they both connected immediately. The hub is located half way between two sensors that control each of our two doors.My wife is thrilled as now when I am away, she feels more comfortable knowing what might be happening with the garage doors when she is also away, or even at home at night. It is a nice convenience to have and reasonably priced.
It's an extremely finicky thing to set up as other reviewers have indicated. I wanted this because I am always worried I left the garage door open, and my mother in law who watches my kids at my house often leaves it open absent mindedly. I also keep my very expensive bikes in my garage, and I don't want to be up for grabs. I had to do some trial and error to get it to work. For one, I recommend a WiFi extender if you have a detached garage as I have. Upon originally programming it seemed buggy. It deprogrammed all my other openers which I was able to reprogram without any issue. After the initial set up, the device failed to work. The device would simply not respond to open and close commands on my phone, even though it had the ability to know whether the door was open or closed. I knew it wasn't the WiFi because I was able to stream music and browse the web in my garage with no issues. I was ready to rebox the item and return it, but I wanted to give it one more try. Upon web searching some issues I found a page on Chamberlain's website that said your garage door motor CAN interfere with the hub if it's positioned too close to the motor. I previously had the hub on the inner side of the motor in the garage (further from the door). I then repositioned it to be on the other side of the motor (see the picture for reference, e.g. the correct positioning of the hub). I then wiped the hub's memory and reprogrammed it from the beginning. Other users indicated a second programming attempt solved their problems. For me, moving it further from the motor, specifically to the spot between the door and the motor, AND reprogramming seemed to do the trick for me. It has lost a connection once, but so far it's working fine.ONE WEEK UPDATEI've added a star because it's worked very well for me so far. You can customize alerts which is it a great feature. It came in handy on a day when my mother in law was watching my kids at my house. She accidentally bumped the opener with her purse and didn't even know she opened it. I was able to close remotely. Considering I have a child care person who leaves it open all the time it's been very much worth the purchase.
Update to my initial review. Both myself and my friend 30 miles away have had random garage door openings - my friend in the middle of the day and myself at 11PM (good thing I was awake and noticed it) and also one time in the morning while I was away on a trip. If you search, you will find others that have the same problem. FOR YOUR SAFETY, I can no longer recommend this product or ANY Chamberlain opener with MyQ controls.I have an older Sears garage door opener and this was a super easy addition for my smart home. I use Samsung Smartthings. It doesn't integrate with Smartthings natively, but adding it as a device is easy. My only dissatisfaction is that there is no native support for Smartthings AND Chamberlain charges $10/year to allow IFTTT integration. However, it is easy to add a tilt sensor and a Smart App to avoid this charge. There were other alternatives that worked natively with SmartThings, but they had terrible reviews - both in reliability and actually charging for tech support - and they were actually more expensive than Chamberlain. I now have routines that will ensure the garage door is closed every night and also close automatically when I leave. Plus, I have confirmation that the door is actually closed (or open), and I can open it for someone from any place in the world.
Most of these types of automation devices don't work with secure coded garage door openers, however this one does. I had a whole issue with one from another manufacturer claiming it worked with my door, and it didn't, after spending alot of time installing, troubleshooting, and searching forums to only find it wasn't actually supported I was hesitant to do it again. This one went in quick, you add it as an additional garage remote, attach it to your WiFi network (yes WiFi Only) and it works like a charm. You can see the status of the door, and control it through the app. You can also configure alerts (push, or email) for the door, and it has integrations in app for things like nest cams etc.
Works as described. The setup was pretty straight forward without complications - if you are using an iPhone/iPad, follow the additional setup instructions included in the package for iOS users. I added a second sensor and now I can monitor my garages. The Chamberlain iOS app works great and once properly setup, you can view the status of the garage door, open and close the door from your phone/tablet and also get alert notifications when an event occurs, all without a subscription fee.Highly recommended if you are in need of a device like this.
Art J. Chartrand
The big BUT is because the product line is hugely confusing on which one you need for what doors. It took a tier III person to get these to work for me. and she was awesome as most Tier III people are. The Tier I customer support was awful, rude and plain wrong. Bottom line, depending on age of your openers, I have 2 and one much older, you need the right device to make them work. The online descriptions make no sense. Gerry rigging one to work both is not advised and more expensive. You just buy two of the right product. Also, the location of these devices in garage is very very very sensitive. You have to have them in the perfect spot to work. But now working and functioning great. Great product with poor execution. They can fix these things. Hire someone from Kansas to write product descriptions and install.
I am an IT guy but I must confess �� for years I've thought I needed to replace my garage door opener in order to gain "smart" control. This product not only works with my existing opener, it works REALLY WELL. The ability to operate the door from quite literally anywhere provides some powerful benefits. For example, if a customers need to drop off a computer for service and I'm not home, I no longer have to tell them to leave it on the front porch �� they can call or message me and, within seconds, I can open the garage door and close it when they leave.Installation is very easy. It took about 15 minutes to get everything functional, then another 15 minutes to make everything "pretty."The Chamberlain MyQ app works great and it's even compatible with the Apple Watch.This is a no-brainer purchase.
Bendy (Ben and Randy)
This was amazingly easy to install, and the instructions were nearly exactly what you need to install everything quickly and seamlessly.We use iPhones and the only thing that was not correct / the instructions were not clear on us before you press the purple button on your garage door opener, you must move the device relatively close to the opener to continue. I didn't and the programming "failed" (even though the door moved) until it was moved closer.The app is amazing. It's simple and concise. The Apple Watch app is flawless as well and super easy to use. In our experience, it takes literally seconds to start raising the door. Much faster than expected.I took one star off for three simple reasons:1. You can't give others either temporary or "guest" access like you can with a keypad. This is huge bc our keypad is super temperamental and we hoped that this could be our rarely used backup. Not true. Hopefully that comes soon.2. There is no battery backup for instances of power failures. If you have an opener that can battery-assist raise your garage door, you'll not be able to use this during power outages. 3. Coin batteries should NEVER exist in products where they're not absolutely required. The detector that you attach to the garage door ONLY accepts the super expensive coin batteries. The device is well more than big enough to accept a AA, so this is definitely not awesome design.While I knew this last thing beforehand, I'm still disappointed it doesn't have HomeKit accessibility. This means you can't use Siri, which would be VERY useful while driving down the road. Disappointing, but maybe some day.
Jimbob The Amazing
The installation was easy, and went with no problems. It took about 30 minutes from start to finish. It works reliably, and the door opens and closes every time I use the app. I also set up two alerts:- When the door is open longer than 5 minutes.- When the door is opened.COMPLAINTS:- I wish there was a way to automatically close the door if it's left open for longer than x minutes. I can set it to notify me, but it is not possible to auto-close the door. I have to log into the app, and then manually close the door.- It is stupid that we must pay extra recurring subscription cost if we want to use IFTTT or Google Assistant integration. Every other garage door opener system is free. It's just a money-grab from Chamberlain, imho.- I wish it was possible to add a camera or something to show current REALTIME status of the door. Then when I log into the app, I could actually see if it is really open or closed. The sensor hasn't been wrong yet, but I've read more than one review here where the sensor did not match the door status, and the owner "closed" the door in the app, but it actually opened. There doesn't seem to be any way to actually verify if the door is closed or open.. so having a video feed would be great. I would gladly pay an extra $50 to purchase a little camera, plug it into the device, and have the video automatically show up in the MyQ app.
I was looking for the best device to monitor my garage door opener. I spend many days going through reviews and reading online articles. Since we are huge fans and based on the reviews, we purchased the MyQ. The initial set up is very straight forward and easy. It did take me two tries to pair the MyQ with my garage door opener but after that is was smooth sailing. Once you set up the app on your phone you can monitor and get alerts for when your garage door is open and closed. Once you have it set up you just look on your phone if you are unsure if the door is open or closed. Have not had any issues with door opening or closing by itself. This device is great for kids as well so they can come and go as they want without a key. You can also set this up for a guest to use if you want.We have not used the in garage delivery available with but if you have a problem with packages disappearing you may want to give it a try.I have used this for about 2 months and not one issue. A great value for what you get.
Absolutely one of great product out there. It transformed my Garage into a WiFi one within 10 minutes. Download the Chamberlain app, Sync the device and you are all set.Installation is pretty much ��Plug and Play'.The only downfall is that if you want to use the Garage opener with Alexa, Google Home or IFTT, you will then have to buy a subscription.I have been using it for few months now. Closing a garage takes couple of seconds but opening a garage is instant. You touch the door on the app and Voila! Garage will open right away.
I really like the product but users are faced with discovering how it operates. I would have given 5 stars but the documentation is so poor that I have to drop the score.To see what I mean, look at the photo and product description and see if you can figure out what the LED light on the unit is for. It appears that the light may turn on when the door operates. Partly true. The light does NOT turn on when opening the door. Nor does the light turn on when pushing the light button on the hub. However, the light DOES flash to alert that the door is about to close and then an annoying audible alarm sounds as the door moves and for about 10 more seconds AFTER the door has closed. Seeing the light and the corresponding button, I thought the unit would provide light to the garage upon operation and thus I mounted the hub in a spot to take advantage of the anticipated extra lighting. There is zero mention of an audible alarm upon closing the door, thus I thought something was seriously wrong when my wife closed the door and the alarm remained on.Installation was not too bad, but again the lack of documentation makes you wonder every step of the way if the installation is going okay or not. Instructions state it could take 15 minutes to synch. When it works correctly, no indication that setup was a success. User is left wondering the difference between flashing blue LED, steady blue LED, flashing green LED, steady green LED. Overall, happy with the product just puzzled why a good product has such poor documentation and marketing material.
I rarely write a review unless a product or service is either a real stinker or a real Godsend. This Chamberlain is the latter. I have a vacation home and wanted to be able to open remotely and to give (and manage) family members access / the ability to open with iPhone versus handing out clickers. Installation took less than 10 minutes. Much easier than anticipated. App walks thru and manages each step including pairing and testing etc. No need to hard wire into garage unit. Totally wireless other than power to a standard power outlet. I have a double deep garage and that posed no issues. It operates just like my other home that came with new garage opener that had this chamberlain functionality already built in. That home proved bullet proof each time I used it. Very happy with ease of installation, user interface of app and the actual functionality and simplicity of operation. Just ordered two more for other garage doors.
Set up was easy. I have an iPhone and noted the insert in the Instructions. Basically, you don't need the paper instructions. I have a LiftMaster opener and all I did was download the app "MyQ LiftMaster", Open the app, and follow the instructions. Here at the easy to follow steps-1. Make sure you have WiFi2. Make sure it is a 2.4Ghz network (you may need to check your wireless router)3. Launch the app and create an account4. Plug in the wireless hub and scan the barcode, link to your WiFi and enter password5. Attach the motion detector6. Test the motion detector7. Enter the brand (LiftMaster in my case)8. Determine the programming button color on the opener9. Pressing the button on the opener and linking the hub to the opener. (Ladder needed to reach opener)10. Attaching the hub to the wall. Can be mounted anywhere in the garage.11. Done.From reading other reviews just be sure the network is compatible. Took me all of 15 minutes.UPDATE!I installed an August connect and while installing I could not get the August Connect to link and the MyQ would not work. So, I did the following-Unplugged the MyQ and the August Connect. Installed the August Connect per the app. Once working I unplugged the August Connect. I reset the MyQ and followed the instructions. Both are working great.I did unplug the MyQ before installing the August Connect, and when I plugged it back in it did not work. Hence the reset and re-install. Hope this helps.
OK, Chamberlain customer service contacted me after seeing my review. The conclusion was that I was shipped the wrong version of the product and/or in the wrong box. Either way, they shipped me an add-on hub that works with Apple HomeKit - so now everything works as I thought it should. So kudos to customer service. The "fix" was to add the additional hub to allow connection with HomeKit and the existing garage door opener unit. That combo shows up as an Apple HomeKit device and integrates with your iPhone/iPad/iMac. All good. All works.I still don't understand why an additional hub device is needed as the garage opener unit could be made HomeKit compatible as it independently connects to the WiFi network. Upon further reflection, I think that if you have a recently made Chamberlain/LiftMaster garage door unit you will only need the hub unit.Previous:Where is the Apple Homekit integration? The box clearly states it works with Apple's Homekit, even has the Homekit logo on the front of the box. Where is it? Not to be found. None. Nada. No mention in instructions. No response from tech "support"; more like no support. Fraudulent. Fraudulent advertising. You're committing a fraud upon all these buyers. Yes, the opener works, but it's a klunky piece of software. If it did have integration it would work seemlessly with the phone, Siri and IOS. But NO!
I got this primarily because we have on a few occasions inadvertently left our garage door open overnight. I had tried another smart-device solution that would warn me when this happened, but it didn't work well enough due to its distance from the associated hub, and because mounting contacts for a garage-door sensor is tricky.This unit does exactly what I needed. I can use my smartphone to check whether the door is closed (and to open or close the door). I have it set up to alert me on my phone when the door opens or closes, which gives me added peace of mind. The door sensor mounts to the top panel of the garage door with double-faced tape or screws (I used the latter).Everything has worked perfectly.I would suggest only one minor enhancement to the alerts functionality: Currently you can set alerts for when the door opens or closes, but not whether the door is in the open position after a certain time. I'd love to be able to do that, and then this device would be perfect.
Awesome product, works exactly as described. My one gripe is that the wifi instructions aren't very clear and took me a while to figure out. Despite that, I gave the product 5 stars because once setup it works extremely well. I have been using mine for a couple of months now and it has worked perfectly. I love being able to check on my phone whether I remembered to close the garage door, and to shut it if I forgot!
Once installed, this has been working great. Installation was a pain due to problems in the Chamberlain instructions. Knocking off 1 star for that.During install, you're asked to specify brand (LiftMaster for me) and color of the 'learn' button on the garage door opener. The instructions printed right on the garage door opener call the button on my unit an 'orange' button. So, I went through the install process 30+ times trying to get the MYQ-G0301 to pair with the garage door opener, always telling the install program i have an orange button. After spending 30 minutes on hold with tech support, I spent 60 more minutes with tech support troubleshooting, during which the the MYQ-G0301 was restarted multiple times and even factory reset twice, my home wifi router was restarted, and both the android and computer desktop browser interface were tried. Finally - tech support offered this gem "Try telling the install program you have a "purple" button on your garage door opener". Everything then started working perfectly.Oh - and Android app requires access to location in order to set up. I guess Chamberlain wants to spy on you and figure out your location. Doesn't seem to be required during operation - just for installation.
I just finished installing the My Q wifi garage door opener on the Liftmaster openers (2) at my house. From start to finish it took less than an hour and everything went extremely well. Once I downloaded the My Q app, it took me very thoroughly through the installation and connection process. It took two attempts to connect the hub to my network but the app told me exactly what to do and the second attempt worked perfectly.Both doors are now connected and functioning just as I had hoped. In addition to the convenience of controlling the doors with my iPhone, I love being able to set push notification alerts when either door opens, when it closes and even if either remains open for a predetermined period of time.As I mentioned, installation was easy and well documented in the My Q app. In addition, there was no mention of any monthly subscription fee for using the My Q app with this garage door controller.
Ordered it on a Sunday morning and got it by that afternoon with Prime. Took me about 30 minutes to install. I read the directions entirely and then I got started. I found a good spot to mount both pieces and did that first. From there, I just followed the directions and it was working within minutes. Works great with the app on an iPhone X. Now I can monitor my garage door at all times with my phone, open and close it, make a schedule for it to be closed, set notifications, and have a detailed log of the garage door activity. Well worth the $80.
Product works as advertised with a Sears Craftsman garage door opener. The app is reliable and easy to use.The installation instructions are detailed but there are a few minor glitches in the instructions. There's also a video that shows how to mount the hub, although the written instructions are quite clear in that area.There are three mystery switches on the side of the hub. I haven't found documentation for them yet. Maybe they are used for setup of certain garage door openers.The sensor that gets mounted to the garage door can be attached with either the included velcro strips or screws. If you use two screws, the case of the sensor gets deformed slightly so it's hard to attach the cover of the sensor. Typical Chinese quality, but can be dealt with by using both the Velcro and just one screw. The Velcro is just regular Velcro, not the extra strong kind, so I recommend using a screw also, or using the extra strong type of Velcro instead.
This hub and the apps for my iPhone and my wife's Android phone solved our problems with Chamberlain garage door remote controls. I could never figure out why the range for our remotes and the keypad got worse over time. I tried fiddling with the antenna, changing batteries, even changed the location of WiFi router thinking it might be interfering with the signal. Began to suspect the controller board was failing. Replacement for the board would be about $70. That was the same cost as the smart hub. Why not give it a try? Install was straightforward and worked right away. I would have given 5 stars but for a little quirk in my app. If the door stays open for a long time I sometimes get an error message that the door position sensor is not linked. This error clears easily (just close the door using hard-wired control) but you have to clear it before the app can operate the door.
I got this to augment my Linear garage door opener which doesn't have a timer or auto close. As opposed to spending 300-400 dollars for a whole new system, this does the job. I'm a tech head, so it was easy to set up. But for the avg person, just take your time and follow the provided instructions.I think this product is so close to perfection but still lacks a few fundamental functions. No auto close? Why?! I have to ghetto rig it in the app with 30 minute close schedules. Even then, it's far from a real auto close. Just implement an auto close or open for more than X mins.I had a instance where the garage door re-opened after I closed it. had to manually close it after it spat an error. See attached photo. I was leaving in my car when the scheduled close occurred. My car naturally tripped the sensor, so the door stayed open. When I closed it, that's when the error happened and door opened. WTH?
My husband installed this in a matter of minutes. We both had a problem remembering to close the garage door, or we would go somewhere and not be able to remember if we closed or not, so we decided to invest in this handy device! It's nice not to have to replace the entire garage door opener. It has an app that is easy to use and we can log on and check the "status" of our door (open or close) and you can set alerts, for example, we have our set to alert us every time the door opens or closes and when it stays open for more than 6 hours. It has been a life saver!
The solution to accidentally leaving your garage door open. I installed on a single door garage with an existing Liftmaster opener. My wifi signal is strong in the garage so install was very quick and easy it almost seemed too easy to be correct. My struggle came with pairing with the iphone app. I called their customer service and was pleasantly surprised how knowledgeable and helpful they are. They had me up and running in 5 minutes. ( I called them on a Saturday). This is a must have if you have ever left your house and worried that you might have left your door up. Also useful for opening the door remotely to allow others access to make a delivery while you are not home.
I wanted a new hub for control of my garage doors. My old home automation system went out of business. The hub would allow me to not have to completely replace my garage doors and have smart home integration and Key abilities. The first time around I had no luck, was actually ready to send it back. Support saw my tweets and reached out to me. Fortunately this morning I tried again and things worked as plan.As others have mentioned I think the radio system is quite weak and the app warns you that you need a good signal for the hub and that is quite true. I put an extender in the garage to boost wifi and it made a big difference in the install as well as the responsiveness. Yes, it stinks to pay a fee for remote capabilities, but $10/yr really isn't that much for what you get.
The installation went smoothly for both of my garage door openers-one hub and two door sensors. But for some reason there was some type of cross talk between them because when I tried to remotely open and close door A, it would actually open and close door B. I called Chamberlain and we spent an hour and a half trying to figure out why. The agent needed to ask a higher level expert for advise because this one stumped the agent (who was determined to solve whatever was causing this-thus staying with me the whole time). It turned out to solve the problem I had to reset both door openers to unlink their "learning," then whenever I tried to "learn" one door I had to physically unplug the other door opener, and vise versa. This worked, and the associate stayed with me on the phone step by step until I had the phone app working and the home links in each car working without any crosstalk.The free app is all I need. It sends me a alert after the door remains open for a custom set amount of time (I use 10 minutes), and I have it set to check if any door is open at 6pm, 9 pm and midnight, and if open to automatically close. This way I know neither door will ever stay open all night no matter what time anyone get home and forgets to manually close the door.I love my MyQ.
Given my paranoia as soon as I drive away from my house that I left the garage door opened, MyQ does cure this part of my mental issue (I never left it opened, but what if...). The push notification of opening and closing comes to my phone immediately. I was afraid of the setup, but it was not a problem at all. The app walks you through it well.I like the notifications about opening and closing, even if I am on a different continent. I added a simple camera to be able to open the garage door for delivery and watch the delivery guy walk in and walk out. Convenient.I am taking one star off for the pathetic requirement to pay $1 per month for the ability to bark on my phone "OK Google, open my garage". While $1/month does not break the bank, it is annoying.Wish list: the ability to add a notification icon on Android to show that the door is opened/ no icon when closed.
I don't usually have time to review stuff, but I am making time for this purchase. I had this item in and out of my cart for 6 months and couldn't decide if it was what I was looking for. Some reviews were technical and I didn't understand if it was what I needed so for the less techy people let me put it in terms that I was looking for when I was studying this product. It's great, we have a busy family, 4 kids plus 2 have significant others so 8 of us using the garage door. Each person can have the app with the log in information and use it as needed. There is no limit to how many people you give your log in information to. Those with the log in information can see when the garage is opened or closed from wherever you are. This also gives you the flexibility to open it for a friend and allow them to get in from where you are and you can close it again when your friend leaves. There are 3 guest invites that you can give, let's say a boyfriend, and then you can kick that guest off when you decide he's not the one. The guest log in can't see as much as those with actual log in information. I have no electrical experience and I installed this myself, it was not hard to install and works great for my family. It's not a camera, you can't see the garage door or inside, it simply operates the garage door from wherever you are. For my family it was the same cost as buying everyone an opener and we have a lot more flexibility. I get notifications when it's opened or closed wherever I am. I can tell someone has arrived home or left. I can tell when it's left open at night when I'm working and close it. I can reach over to my nightstand at 11pm and see if it's closed when I second guess myself without getting out of my warm bed. The app is great for us and our needs. We love it!!
This works just as advertised and it's great to be able to open my door with my iPhone from anywhere, and get alerts that it is open. Also, this unit also allows deliver to the inside of my garage.One issue I did have was with the install. My old Craftsman has an orange learn button, it turned out that I had to train it as if I had a different color for the MyQ Smart Garage Door Opened to work with it. So my advice is that if you have an older garage door and at first the MyQ has trouble communicating with it - try a different option. Other than that, the setup and install was a snap.BTW - the second sensor included in this kit goes on the door itself (be sure to install right side up) and it will let you know if the garage door is open or closed - very cool.
Bought this MyQ Hub so I could remotely check to make sure my garage door was closed (my kids are hit/miss on closing it when they leave). Also, being able to open it from wherever I am in case I need to let someone in, like a neighbor to let the dogs out, is a big plus. Plus it works like just another garage door opener remote that is always in my pocket. The app works great, easy download and configuration, no bugs or crashes, and there are numerous security features for when a username and password is required that can be toggled on and off depending on your needs. Installation was relatively easy and works fine with my Genie garage door opener. The part where you link the hub to your home wifi isn't foolproof, but I figured it out without having to call tech support (hint: when I connected my cell phone to the MyQ hub so I could configure it with my home wifi I had to click on the configure router link in the app rather than going to the web link in the instructions). Very happy with it to the point I'm getting one for my parents for Christmas.
Many attempts to pair the Hub with my opener failed. A call to tech support revealed two very important details that the documentation doesn't mention:-- If the red learning button doesn't work, try selecting green in the MyQ iPhone app. This worked almost immediately for me.-- You do NOT need to mount the Hub on the ceiling, by the opener. You can mount it on the back or side wall of your garage. The only caveat is that it must be withing 30 feet of the door sensor.Many frustrating hours could have been avoided if only they had mentioned these things in the instructions or on their web site. (Note that there is absolutely no information about troubleshooting pairing/programming issues anywhere to be found on their support site.)
Overall, I like the product. But I had some difficulty getting this working. I followed all the instructions and things went well up until the end of the process. Then the unit started getting confused about whether the door was open or closed. Eventually, the unit lost it connection with the garage door opener, and could not get connected. I did several factory resets and went through this multiple times.Finally, I called Chamberlain technical support. They walked me through the same process and then mentioned in the discussion that there can be interference with LED light bulbs. BINGO! I swapped the bulbs in my garage to regular incandescent bulbs, and everything has worked flawlessly since.My only complaint with the MyQ is that they should provide clear warnings about the LED light bulb interference in the instructions. That would have saved me a lot of time and frustration.
Don't worry about that garage door being left open. This lets you know via the app and notifications or emails if garage door has been opened or closed - and ability to open or close it via smart phone application even while away from home.It was an easy install & set up for this senior citizen. Probably 1/2 hour which included digging the ladder out of the corner of the garage so I could reach the ceiling electric outlet. Only issue I encountered - set up will ask for the color of the LEARN button on the garage door opener - my button is definitely Orange or maybe faded Red - but setup wouldn't complete until I tried Purple and then it worked. So if at first you don't succeed - try another button color would be my suggestion.It's been installed about six weeks and works like a charm. We have a Liftmaster garage door opener that is about 12 years old and double wide garage door.
Honestly had a bit of trouble getting this set up. It turned out, however, (after doing multiple Google searches. resetting the main unit, and uninstalling and reinstalling the door sensor), that the app (Chamberlain myQ) needed to be updated. Since this was done the unit has performed flawlessly, even through power failures. I'd like a few more options in the software, but the device does what it claims to do and I would recommend it to anyone looking to monitor and control their door remotely (works with WiFI, per the description, so can be used virtually anywhere in the world).
I selected the Chamberlain MyQ product based on reviews and specifications. My exterior garage door opener keypad decided to give up on me and the replacement keypad was the same price as this product. What a pleasant surprise. The product arrived promptly and after unpacking the box I followed the enclosed instruction booklet. Now I am a bit of a techno-geek, so nothing was foreign or new to me. I spent less than 10 minutes for the entire install and test. The instructions were real easy to follow and paired to the door sensor, my network and my mobile phone in under a minute. The only area I see for improvement (I have an android phone, my wife (of course) has an i-Phone, so the "add a user" required her to re-install and pair the gateway all over again. The system works flawlessly from a local logon to my wireless network and also via the mobile phone network literally world wide (as long as you have a data connection). My existing interior door opener button and door opener remotes operate as normal. I have used the product for two weeks and used it multiple times a day. Great product. I strongly recommend this product for ease of install, value for money and no monthly fees :-)
Lost my garage door opener and before buy a new one tried to find something wifi connectable that allows me open/close the garage door from my phone. Ordered this one because already bought some openers from Chamberlain and had a good (quality) experience. Setup took about 20 to 25 minutes and is very easy. Works perfectly with my Genie opener and my phones. The only cons I have it could work with Apple Home Kit. A plus feature is the door status (if the door is open or closed). For folks who never remember if closed the door after leaving (like my wife), you can check the door status just checking the app. Got this unit for $50, a limited time deal, fair price. The regular price of $80 is too expensive. Hope it last long.
Ignore the bad reviews. In fact, consult Fakespot regarding the many fraudulent bad reviews. This product does what it says and does exactly what I purchased it for. No more no less. I got it on sale for $40 - an absolute steal. The components are smaller than I thought they would be. (A good thing). The installation was quick and easy. (I have a Linear brand chain drive opener)Simply put, I absolutely love this product. The Android app is simple and seamless making installation dummy proof. Again, these other reviews are bizarre to me (maybe they are old or in reference to another product). It didn't really matter where I mounted the hub. As long as it picks up your wifi signal and is within Bluetooth distance to the module on the garage door. If you want to monitor the position of your garage door at all times and be able to open and close it remotely this is by far the best product in this price range.
Size: I was hesitant to buy it because I did not want 2 more pieces of hardware in my garage ( I am a bit of a minimalist)... And most importantly I did not want to install a hardware on my actual garage door.. But I have to say the 2 pieces are smaller than they look in the pictures and If you install it in one of the top corners, you wont even notice it.Installation: instructions were straight forward. I was able to complete the installation in 30 min. I was a bit concern because I read another review that complained about instructions.. but for me was very clear.Performance: It does what is suppose to do.. The only thing I have noticed so far is that there is a few seconds lag in getting the status of the garage door. Literally is just like 5-10 seconds, so not a big deal, but is not real time.. In my previous house I had a engine with MyQ enabled out of the box and the sync was almost real time -so that is my point of reference.Watch Outs: When activating the learning button, I kept it pressed few seconds to long so I deleted all other previously configured receivers. So test at least 1 older receiver after you are done to make sure u didn't do that. Added 5 min to my installation timeOverall great product, and at a great price point.This is my day 1 review.. I will update this review if anything changes.Cheers,
Work as advertised, installation instruction can be better but using common sense it can be install without any instructions. I have 2 of them in 2 different houses both works fine. Notification in your phone if you turn it on is really fast. When closing the door there is annoying beep, according to them it is for security should have ON/OFF button or option but not. With my iPhone 7 I use finger print readers when I open the app it works nicely, using it for couple of months so far no issues
I had been considering getting one of these since I left the garage open by mistake several months ago, I keep lots of personal and work related expensive tools and equipment in my garage. My work vehicle is always backed into the driveway facing away from the door so I don't always notice if it is closed or open and it's easy for me to forget to verify it's closed before leaving. It was fairly easy to install and set up. Just last week I went to get a car wash and run some local errands and while I was waiting at the car wash I thought, "did I close the garage door?" I quickly opened the app on my phone and saw it was currently open and was open for the past 20 minutes. I closed it with the app and got verification it was closed.I'm very happy with mine!
Chad S Lusk
This is one of those truly great smart home products that sneaks up on you with how cool it is. What starts as a relatively simple way to open and close your garage door from anywhere with your phone turns into a long list of ways to use it and make life easier! In the short time I've had the MyQ Smart Garage Hub, I've already...- Pulled out the driveway on my way to work and forgotten to close my garage so I used MyQ to close it- Set up an alert to tell me when the door is left open for 15 minutes, which my kids did running off to a neighbor's house, so I closed it for them- Scheduled an automatic close for a specific time each night in case the last person in forgets to close it- Opened my garage door for a neighbor to borrow my weed whacker- Opened the door for an Instacart delivery into my garage- (This one is odd) Around noon while at work, I knew my wife was leaving the house to run an errand because of the 'door open' notification I received so I called her and we made an impromptu lunch date!It's so easy to fit this into your life and a really easy install. Took me about 20 minutes, including mounting the unit on the wall. So easy, in fact, I got one for both my parents and in-laws!
When I read reviews, which I always do when purchasing technology items, I obviously want to the the reviews heavily weighted with 4 and 5 stars. Then I specifically go the 4 star reviews, because I don't want to hear about how perfect a product is...I'm already sold on it's benefits. What I want to learn and read about is the pitfalls, issues and challenges, but I don't want to hear from a 1 or 2 star reviewer. I want to hear from someone that has had success and likes the product, but has some small issue or problem.Whenever I deal with IP based products, I have to realize that every person's internet infrastructure, internet provider, wifi signaling, etc. will be wildly different. When I hear and see some people have ZERO connectivity problems, and others have all kinds of connectivity problems...I usually discount that, because for the most part, my home network is secured, it's not overloaded, and my living environment is covered completely by the wifi signaling. I use Ubiquity at home, and it kicks ass.Anyways...I saw a lot of complaints about connection issues, or pairing. Also saw complaints about functionality missing, or integration with another smart device or service. I didn't need or want that. I just want to remotely open my garage since we have a 3 story condo, and would also like to know when the garage is open or closed...although we have a Ring Camera in the garage...so maybe that's overkill LOL...For $50, I think people might be expecting more than they should. This device does what it's supposed to, was super easy to set up, and so far has been reliable and without issue. I set this device up in literally 5 minutes, installed it in the garage in about 10 minutes. IT WORKS!
Update: After a couple of weeks, bumped 4 starts to 5. It's worked just the way it's supposed to, every time. They recently added a guest account feature, so you can give others the ability to open and close the door without access to scheduling or other features, great for the kids phone.----------I just finished installing and testing the MYQ-G0301. It took a bunch of tries to connect to my wifi. I finally took the unit into the house so it could connect, which still took longer than you'd expect, but it connected. The full installation wasn't bad, but be prepared to wait while it does what it needs to do. If something goes wrong during the installation, the only thing it would let me do is start over.The app has videos and more complete instructions than the quick start guide. Don't get ahead of the app, it shows you just what to do, and is more specific.Once everything was communicating, it worked well. I set up a alert to send an email and notification to my phone if the door has been open for more than 3 minutes, and it did, and I was able to close the door from my phone. I also set up a schedule to close the door at 10 pm, just in case.Just to repeat, the unit beeps and flashes before and while it closes the door, probably a good thing if you're closing it remotely, but I'd like to have more control of that. Also, the light on the unit appears to be only for alerting you that the door, it would be nice if you could turn it on and off.So far I'm pretty happy with it. I'll add any complaints if they come up.
Had a couple false negatives in the beginning. It made my not trust it. I went out of town for a day trip and when I was on my way home. Happen to look at the app and it says my garage was open. My neighbor says he never saw it open. Thank goodness. But of course I was checking that nothing was missing. Alarm logs said it wasn't opened either. But the sensor suggest it was. Anyway now I have warnings through my alarmTo let me know if it was left open. Just in case. Hit close door on app and it refreshes the sensor and verifies the door position. But now makes me want a camera to see what's going on in my garage too now.Works with alarm system but still requires WiFi. Once you get it connected to WiFi in the Myq app. STOP. don't register if you plan to use it with alarm.com. Go to alarm.com and register your serial there.
It works, it's easy to install and the app is easy to use. If you purchase an additional sensor, it can control a second garage door. However it's integration with Google Home requires a $10/year subscription for very limited functionality.Basically MyQ is a WiFi connect garage door remote. Installion easy using the MyQ app. You pair it with a garage door opener as you would a remote or keypad. You connect to your WiFi (2.4 GHz band) as you would other smart home devices. You pair it with a battery powerd sensor you mount on the garage door.The app shows a button which you press to open or close. Below the button is shows the door status: open or close. Your can also set alerts, schedules and integrations with other services. I have not tried these features.MyQ has a safety feature which flashes a light and sounds an alarm when the garage door is remotely closed. This is to prevent injury if someone is standing under the door when you close it remotely.Integration with Google Assistant & Home is a joke. For some reason, as a security feature, you can't open the door using Google Assistant. You can only close the door and check on the door status with your voice. This requires a $10 a year subscription and it is totally not worth it. Just use the app for free. In addition it is not integrated with Google Home. It doesn't show up in the Google home control panel. You install it using Google Assistant voice commands instead installing it within Google Home. It's as if Chamberlain put out the minimal effort to be able to check a box say it works with Google Home.
Brien P Crotty
Since posting my original review, LeeAnna from Chamberlain reached out, and was great. She took the time to try to troubleshoot the problem (which may turn out to have been a glitch in the door sensor, rather than a truly low battery (next few says will tell). She was a breath of fresh air compared to my last customer service experience from them.Now that the battery in the door sensor issue seems to be resolved, all is working well, and the product is back to normal (I'll be following up with LeeAnna in a few days to see if it recurs, and if it does, I'm quite confident she'll make it right).As to the product itself, presuming that issue is repaired, it's fantastic. If you have one a jackshaft opener (which has the learn button on the open/close button on the wall instead of on the opener itself), when the setup gets to the point that it asks you to identify what color the learn button is, you'll be stuck with the options they give you, none of which are "no color." There will be some trial and error involved, but if it's a newer jackshaft opener, choose the very last color choice. If it's a few years old, choose purple. Once configured, the product is great, and allows remote control and monitoring of your door from wherever you are. The app is good, and easy to navigate. Thank to LeeAnna, this is now a definite recommend.ORIGINAL REVIEW: This is the second MyQ unit I have purchased. I had the 201 model a few years ago, and it worked for a couple years then quit. Multiple calls with tech support couldn't bring it back from the dead, and Chamberlain said it was out of warranty, so I went out on a limb and ordered a new one at my own expense. Installed it on Sunday. Today, got the notice that the battery in the door sensor is already almost dead. Two days is a pretty poor performance for any sensor battery, but I figured I'd give Chamberlain an easy way to make it right by chatting with their tech support team to see if they'd send a new battery. Not only is the answer no, it's "I advise to buy a fresh new battery for the door sensor." So be prepared to spend another $6 or so immediately after purchasing. To be honest, the $6 is not the issue - it's only $6. It's the principle - part of their product is essentially DOA, and not only will they do nothing about it, the attitude you get from their customer service folks is rude, condescending, and entirely unhelpful. I'm inclined to rip this thing out, box it back up and send it back to . That's the last time I buy one of Chamberlain's products, and I will encourage others to avoid them, as well.
I've been thinking of buying one of these for a while. We went out to dinner & shopping last week and we came home several hours later only to find our garage door wide open! That's when the decision was made to stop thinking about it and buy it! I ordered this through and as expected, it arrived promptly. I had a few problems setting it up so I contacted Chamberlain Support for help! Couldn't be happier with my experience! I spoke with a gentleman named "Andre" who made the rest of the installation a piece of cake! The most surprising thing? He spoke perfect English which is the language that I've preferred for the last 65 years ! If you're thinking about getting one, just buy it! You'll be glad you did!
Bert G. Penhollow
I already have OverHead Door OHD anywhere internet controller but purchased this to use "KEY" delivery. It works seamlessly with my OHD controller. OHD actually uses contacts to open/close the garage door. Chamberlain MyQ uses RF like the car opener or pocket opener. It alarms and flashes a light before moving up or down. I do get notification on my phone when it is used. I have had 3 deliveries made using MyQ. I put a mat on the garage floor for the packages and I found them everywhere but on the mat. I made a sign "Please place packages here" and taped it to the mat. The latest delivery did place it on the mat.
Once properly installed and configured it works well, but be prepared for a rocky road ride before that.I have an "Overhead Door" opener from sometime between 1996-2016, which should be compatible. However the documented configuration process does not accurately describe the required steps for pairing with this type of opener. Luckily I had previous experience with HomeLink controllers in my cars, so I kind of guessed what might be the correct process. It involves using the original clicker and turning off the "code dodger" mode for the learn process.Also, take the advice for hub placement seriously. At first I got the hub to work while located about 10' from the opener, it did not work consistently. Only after mounting it about 1' from the opener I got it to work properly.The audio visual indications before closing the door are really annoying, but I guess they are a mandatory requirement for safety concern, so you can't really blame Chamberlain for that.
Installation went ok. I followed instructions to a tee. The grand finale was when it opened and closed the door. Since then it has accurately reported door opening and closings, but seldom works to open or close the door remotely. I have re-paired the opener but still hardly ever works. My car remotes, wall push button, and keypad all still work fine. The myQ hub just won't stay paired to the Craftsman opener.UPDATE: Chamberlin support contacted me and sent me a new hub. I've installed it and so far it's working, both for monitoring door position and for remotely operating door opener. I'll update again if that changes.
Love this thing, as I now don't have to come back home to be sure that I closed the garage door (a frequent occurrence as I drive down the street :-) Only negative is that I did not find it easy to install. The included instructions didn't work for me. But, calling the Chamberlain help line worked great. They were very helpful in walking me through the install and staying on the line until is was done. The biggest thing I learned is that the unit doesn't have to be mounted on the ceiling, but anywhere in the garage where you have power and a line of sight for yourself and the garage door opener. (Unfortunealty, found this out after I changed to a 2 plug ceiling receptacle to power this unit and the opener.)
My neighbor told me about this product, so I thought I would give it a try. I love knowing when my garage door is opening or closing. And I've let my neighbor in while I was at work to tuck away some packages we got delivered. Really helpful.
I am using this with key , in NYC, did 4 flawless deliveries in my garage, I added a Blink camera outside, way less money than the camera. Although Blink is an company... Without a subscription required.Only complaint I have too many apps to get this to work.1. MyQ app to connect and automate the garage door I used it with a 2005 Chamberlain garage door opener.2. Key app needs to be integrated with the MyQ app.3. Blink App to notify Everytime someone shows up around the Garage area.The other issue I had was with the garage door sensor that you need to put on top of the door, it fell out , so I ended up fastening it with the screws included.You definitely need a good WiFi signal for it to work well, I use 3 Google WiFi pucks to spread the wifi around my house.
Great product for $39. I waited for this item to drop from $100, to $80, occasionally on Black Friday at $60 but when it finally came down to $39 I pulled the trigger. Great product. The only recommendation and caution is when the app says to push the smart/learn button on the opener, and wait for yellow light, they are talking about on the yellow light on the opener itself NOT the yellow light on the MyQ WiFi hub. This could have been clearer and would have saved me from wiping out all my other programmed remotes. But once I figured that out, everything went well. I did have to reprogram all my remotes but that is not hard if you know how.
I got this as part of the Key bundle along with the Cloud Cam. It was easy to install when following the step by step via the MyQ app. Also, worth noting, I did not have to install it on the ceiling next to the garage door motor. Instead I decided to bolt it onto the wall closest to my Wifi router that I have in my garage because I wanted to ensure a good internet connection and easy access when I need to troubleshoot. Works well and opens/closes just fine. I didnt like that I can only close and not open the garage door with Alexa via IFTTT app. So, I opted not subscribe to the feature.
Super easy setup, the app is a breeze, I have one in two different homes and it works amazing. Very responsive as long as you have good internet and wifi signal in your garage. The mounting is very easy, once its setup you never have to do anything again outside of log in and out. I get push notifications so I always know if the door is opening or closing, I can let family and friends into the garage. Its great for dog walkers so you dont have to give anyone a key. I would buy it again, like I said I have two of these in different locations. Zero issues with multiple IP's / location with one login.
This garage door tracker system is VERY useful. Once you figure out how to set it up, it works like a charm. Besides being able to open/close using your phone, it tracks how long the door is open (or closed) and can be programmed to send you notices if it meets a threshold that you set.The only potential issue-the battery that powers the door panels may run out and will not emit the signal to open (or close) leaving you stuck outside. However, the instructions do tell you to check it every once in a while. Also, I wish that the instructions sharing access to family members are a little more clear since it is confusing,
Overall the device does what I want it to do, it informs me when the door opens or closes , I should note the device responds to an open or close command from the app within seconds. I would have given 5 stars but for two reasons, 1) documentation is limited, however more detailed information can be found online ie) to reset the device hold the gear labelled button until blue led flashes 2) when first configuring the device i mistakenly entered the wrong password for my home network, as a result the myq hub got into an unknown state, it took several resets of the hub and resetting the app on my iPhone to get it to a state i could start the setup process from the beginning again.
The MyQ is Garage Door Closed Peace of Mind.I no longer wonder or guess, "did I close the garage door?"I set the app to send a message when the door opens and closes, plus a notice AND email when the door has been open 5 minutes.And if it is open, I can close it from the app.Lastly, this was probably the easiest install and set up I have ever completed.Download the app, walk through the steps and 5-10 minutes later, done!
Got this to connect my MyQ garage door hub to Apple's HomeKit. The installation was quick and easy, though I did have to look up how to connect the two hubs together as the instructions in the box didn't match the app. It turned out to be easy and straightforward though and it has worked great.
Hilerie R. Gellenbeck
Easy to install, works well, no issues to report. I read a number of reviews that stated it was difficult to connect to your home network. This is totally not the case. Read the directions. If you have an IOS device there is an insert with instructions that are different than other devices. It is very easy to setup. We have a finished garage with a beam running the length of the garage. I had to install the hub in the ceiling which blocks the wifi hub from the piece that attaches to the garage door. The system still connects with no issue. Worth every penny. I did purchase the extended warranty. Hopefully this unit will stand the test of time.
I am tech savy so it was very easy for me to connect to my wifi and install. Even if you are not tech savy by the slightest, forget the instructions from the box, just download the app from the app store and there are step by step instructions with pictures in it. Just remember, your router needs to be able to support 2.4ghz wifi bandwidth. If yours doesn't connect, make sure it is enabled. Almost all routers will have 2.4, while newer ones will provide support for BOTH 5ghz and 2.4ghz. If you have one of the newer routers, you MUST connect your phone/tablet/computer to the 2.4ghz wifi signal THEN set the garage door up from there.
Jess W. Walczak
This device works splendidly with my Wayne Dalton ProDrive garage door opener. I bought a used one, and it lacked a bit in the documentation department, which was to be expected. Normally, I can figure out most things, but I went ahead and performed the reset on the hub device (the thing with the light, which talks to your phone and wifi) and then I was able to update it, and get it all talking. Then, I began the task of trying to pair it with the garage door--and I didn't attach it to the garage ceiling first because, well, what if I needed to hit reset, power it off, etc. Also, I did not know that I needed the door sensor to be attached to the garage door before this pairing would successfully complete, I figured I would do that afterwards, when I was all done and then hanging everything up permanently. You CANNOT complete the garage door opener pairing procedure without the door sensor installed on the garage door!!! Once I figured that out, it was smooth sailing and the device works beautifully!I also installed a camera (Blink XT) in the garage facing outwards so that I can watch the garage door and verify that it does as the app says, and it hasn't failed a bit. Also, the device has been quite resilient to power outages for over an hour--I would reset the breaker and it would eventually come back online without further intervention.
I bought this because I kept forgetting my bike outside of the garage and it finally got stolen (a conventional garage door opener was too bulky and inconvenient to carry, so I would go inside to open it up). Now I can ride up and open the garage door with an app. Setting it up was super easy--I didn't have any issues with range from the router or interference from other devices. Very happy--I wish I had done it before my last bike got stolen.
Love being able to know if I closed the garage door, instead of turning around to check. ??Wish it had an auto close time. Not just a schedule.Update: Still working ok though I do sometimes have an issue where the app is showing the Door is open/closed but it is the opposite. To resolve this I will close the door in the app (opens the garage door) then close the door manually via the button on the wall. I really wish this had an auto close feature after 1, 5, 10 mins. I think it would be rather easy to code since the Hub already does the alert beep when the door is closing.