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Garage door opener

Postby stbluesrul » Sat Dec 26, 2009 4:25 pm

Is anyone controlling there garage door opener with the zwave commander? I want to convert my existing opener so that it is zwave compatible. From my research Wayne Dalton is the only company that makes the hardware for this. I'm curious as to what hardware setups people have. I'm guessing I just need to get the Wayne Dalton WDRR-372R - 372 Mhz Door Opener Conversion Module and the Wayne Dalton WDHA-12R - Wireless Gateway Module for Z-Wave/KEP-IV/3973CR to get this to work?

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Re: Garage door opener

Postby Melloware » Sat Dec 26, 2009 7:03 pm

I have not done this but some expert told me that opening garage doors using a wireless technology like Zwave is actually illegal in the United States. I don't know what they based it on but if you post in the Zwave Forums I am sure some experts there can help you.

http://www.zwaveworld.com/forum/
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Re: Garage door opener

Postby stbluesrul » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:45 am

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=7146&p=13802&hilit=garage#p13802 on this topic you posted about being able to monitor if the garage door is open or closed. How are you doing this? Just with a door sensor that turns on a light and you can see if that light is on or off with ZWC? Hence, letting you know if the garage is up or down. Or is there another way?
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Re: Garage door opener

Postby Melloware » Tue Feb 16, 2010 11:58 am

stbluesrul wrote:http://forum.melloware.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=7146&p=13802&hilit=garage#p13802 on this topic you posted about being able to monitor if the garage door is open or closed. How are you doing this? Just with a door sensor that turns on a light and you can see if that light is on or off with ZWC? Hence, letting you know if the garage is up or down. Or is there another way?


Well from what I understand some people have rigged up just a normal BinarySwitch to the their garage Door but I have actually not done this myself. Also I thought Wayne Dalton was making a Zwave enabled garage door opener but not sure.

I was told by a few experts not to advertise this though because apparently it is illegal in the US or something like that.

http://forums.controlthink.com/p/954/2765.aspx#2765

http://forums.controlthink.com/p/631/2076.aspx#2076
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Re: Garage door opener

Postby pfixer » Tue Nov 01, 2011 4:41 am

Never heard about Zwave :oops: shame on me, i know
I've been using Car2U system that i believe can render any garage-door opener Z-Wave compatible
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Re: Garage door opener

Postby mikealarm » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:28 pm

Be careful about using any wireless garage door openers, Z-Wave or X-10 they are very susceptible to false alarms and can leave your garage door open when you are not home, I would stick to anything that is a wired system.
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