Ever wanted to automatically close your garage door or lock your doors or turn off your water or make sure all your lights are turned off when you leave your home?
How about automatically turning on your driveway lights or disarming your alarm or turning up the heater when you arrive, again all automatically and you don't even have to pick up your mobile phone.
Well this can all easily be done and very inexpensively I might add. In fact, if you already have a Vera controller and your devices already installed, it is totally free.
The technology is called Geofencing and we tell you how to trigger scenes with your Vera using this technology.
You will need the "House Modes Plug-in" as described in this video.
If you are not sure how to set up a Geofence, don't worry. We have a complete step by step video here.
How to Automate your Chamberlain or LiftMaster MyQ Garage Door Opener with Home Automation Controller like the Vera
We have had several people in the past few months that have purchased our Garage Door Sub Controller write us and see why it does not work their MyQ system.
We now have a solution.
In this How To, I will discuss how to install your Relay Control Kit to your Chamberlain or LiftMaster garage door opener MyQ wall button.
The photos were supplied by customers that have done this. Thank you.
You will need to connect the RM10's output wires from the RM10 to the wall button directly instead of the GDO.
You will need to remove the wall button from the wall, open it and solder 2 wires to a surface mount circuit board button then re-assemble the button, re-install the wall button, secure the wires and RM10 and then test.
For the install example we will be using pictures from a LiftMaster MyQ wall button model #882LM
Your MyQ wall button and circuit board may be different but similar as they have different wall buttons for their different MyQ systems.
We are assuming you are mounting the RM10 on or near your GDO. If you are not, please make the necessary changes for your particular installation.
Let's get started.
For this install template, let's go with a test run first and then secure everything after we know it will work.
I hope this How To helps you connect your MyQ controller GDO to your Home Control, Automation and Monitoring System (CAMS).
We have more How To's here.
I would like to thank Mark Carey for his photos and his contribution to this post.
We also sell a complete kit you can install yourself that has everything you need to control, automate and monitor your garage door here.
We carry this item separately here.
Hi folks, we finally got our hands on the new Linear GD00Z garage door opener Z-Wave controller.
I remember first seeing this product at the ISC show in Vegas back in April and could not wait to get my hands on it.
Today, we tested this device with our test Veras we have determined that it is not ready for use with the Vera Lite controller.
We do have a tech support ticket open with Vera and we will see if we can get this device working with the Vera controllers.
We will let you know how it goes.
UPDATE 17/July: After 2 phone conferences with Vera's tech support they still can not get the GD00Z to include correctly. This time they recorded logs to dissect by higher tech support .
They said that they think the problem is with the Vera's but until they figure out what is the exact problem is, they can not fix it.
They said they were looking into it and would get back shortly.
Bottom Line, hold off on buying one until we know for sure that if the GD00Z will work with Vera.
UPDATE 30/July: After an email update request, this email was sent to me today.
"We are adding support for the Linear Garage door opener over the next couple of weeks.
Our development team is working on adding support for that and once it’s added we will release an update which will allow to work."
I have requested a more accurate date for the availability of this update.
I have also requested if there was anything I can do to our existing Vera's to make the GD00Z work now.
UPDATE 4/Aug: I received a call from Vera today. They said that to use the GD00Z would require you to update to UI7 and it would require a firmware update. They said it should be available within a week.
When asked, "Can I still remain on UI5 and use the GD00Z?" They responded that UI5 would not be supported to make the GD00Z work.
As disappointing as this is, I am on the fence to upgrading to UI7 as some of the app I have installed do not yet work on UI7
As usual I will put any pertinent information this issue here.
UPDATE 27/Aug: On the 25/August, I called and left a message and sent a reply via the support ticket opened for this problem and as of 6:55 on 27/Aug I have received no reply back.
It has been 7 weeks since I opened this ticket.
Update 30/Aug: I received a call from Vera tech support today. They said they still had no date for the UI7 update that will enable use of the Z-Wave GD00Z with their Vera systems. When questioned about the release date of the update, he told me that he had no date again but it was looking to be at least another month or two.
If you need something now, we do have an easy solution for this problem here.
Update 13/Oct: I sent a request to update this still open ticket and received this response from Vera.
"At the moment the Linear GD00Z-1 can be added on the Vera unit but it won’t work as it uses a a new z-wave command class that’s not yet supported by Vera.
Our development team is working on adding support for that and once it’s added we will release a new firmware which will allow the device to work with Vera.
From what I know the Linear Garage Door Opener should work with the next UI7 release which will be released soon but unfortunately I don’t have an estimated date.
I’m very sorry for the inconvenience."
We now have Home Monitoring & Control Kits available to save you even more money.
We have put our most popular products together into kits so you can get all of the products you want with one click and save some money by purchasing them together.
We have (but not limited to);
These kits are very easy to install yourself and they do allow you to monitor and control almost every aspect of your home or business.
So take a look at how these kits can save you bundles of money. Not only for the cost of the equipment, but with no monthly fees, think of the money you will save every year.
Along with our additional systems, there is no better way to protect, entertain and monitor the most important things in your life.
Learn how to easily install some components in your garage to control, automate and monitor your garage door with your smart phone or tablet from anywhere in the world.
You can even program some interesting logic into your home controller that will open it automatically when you or your car get close to your home or in case of emergency.
There are several ways to control your garage door with a Z-Wave home controller. We have found that this method using these products seems to be the safest, easiest and cheapest way to go.
Your kit will come with the following parts.
WARNING: Do not install automation equipment on any motorized door or gate unless you have the latest safety equipment supplied by it's manufacture installed on it, including but not limited to, occupancy sensors, status sensors, reverse sensors and reverse mechanisms.
Using automation or control equipment on a motorized door or gate can be dangerous. Be aware, you are giving control of your electric door motor and door to an electrical device which can trigger your door or gate at any time.
007 Systems takes no responsibility for any damage or injury resulting in the use of these parts.
We also have a written document you can print out for installation of the RM10 here.
Once you have the appliance module, RM10 and the door sensor installed, you can now control your door with the controller.
Please be aware that appliance modules are either on or off. Each trigger of the door opener places the Z-Wave module and the RM10 in the on position. It will stay in that position until you turn it off until you install automation to do that for you. If you leave the Z-Wave module and the RM10 in the on position, it may cause problems with your wall button.
To solve this problem, please use automation to automatically turn off the appliance module after it is triggered by you. If you have a Vera controller and have both the appliance module, RM10 and the door sensor correctly installed and connected to the Vera controller, we recommend downloading and installing the "Garage Door" plug in from the Vera plug in store. It will take care of turning the Z-Wave module and the RM10 off for you after each trigger and really makes controlling your garage door much easier.