Discussion in 'Electronics & Electrics' started by warrenr, Jan 8, 2018.
Simple, but effective.
I like it.
just got the gogogate today, but that tplink looks great as a secondary measure as well! scheduling could come in mighty handy and opens up ALOT of possibilities
And it’s a wrap. Installed an additional app on the phone and scheduled it so if the door opens at night a super loud notification is triggered from the email. Trying to work out now how to get the smart watch to vibrate for emails for vips during bh.... stage 2 is the auto open when the bike rocks up in the driveway with stage 3 eventually disabling all remotes as Gogate is hardwired into the motor atm. Weird how this works fine but when I called b and d none of their smart phone solutions are compatible! There is an ip camera solution but subscription only, will see what I can manage to achieve in the future with that. Now to move onto the front door intercom over the net (it already calls me but the latency is so bad a 2 way conversation is impossible) and open the garage remotely for parcels....
Their $40 every 3 years to be able to use IP cameras is a joke. I used the trial and didn't bother after.
Since I use ifttt I either just ask Google, or have a button widget on the home screen. So I haven't actually opened the app in months.
I made my own front door intercom using a nest camera at eye level on the wall near the front door. Nest notifies you almost instantly when it detects someone (like a doorbell), and you can talk to them wherever you are.
Also, Gogogate let's you open the door outside of your network, enable it in the settings.
I never thought about it, but I could tell the postie to put my parcels in the garage like you said.. brilliant idea!
I've just been watching them on the camera, feeling sad I've missed it..
a pair of 5mp ip cameras in the garage, and a network attached custom solution that can control the door and disable the opener and control a pair of maglocks to keep the door from being bypassed. i assure you if someone wants to open your factory door wirelessly it is trivial with the right hardware, and even the best systems can be circumvented with a simple fibre fish rod with a hook. it's the only way to be sure.
Anything i can do with these ones? Would the gogogate be compatible?
Or just use one of those TP-LINK smart device things?
Seriously, get a proper solution built into the door, you are just adding multiple points of failure
Except what we have isn't broken yet.......
If we didn't have door openers at all, yes i would get something better, but they're already there and working well..
If it is opening when it shouldn't be - it is not working well?
If everything was "working well", you wouldn't be creating a thread to ask for solution.
Anyway, good luck with it
i think you're confusing me with the OP
I just wish domestic modem/routers provided by ISPs come with WLAN 1/2/3/etc options.
it's been long enough now
people want their automated home lighting/garage door/AV/aircon etc for their new home now
I've got an el cheapo wireless doorbell kit from Bunnings. Every once in a while, when the neighbor gets home and opens his garage door, my door bell would ring. My guess is the frequency is fairly common among those things. Maybe a neighbour's remote is opening your door.
Acting on some suggestions here I've gone cheap and low tech.
Bought a 3 of THESE and installed one of the remote power switches on the roller door motor. I programmed up the switch to respond to any of the 3 remotes and tested it out. I'll no doubt I'll use the remaining 2 switches elsewhere.
I've used these devices already all around the house for years, doing everything from bedside lights to isolating my retro-computing desk when I'm not using it (it's not wise to leave antique electronics powered up when not present) - they're ubiquitous devices.
The zappers have sufficient range to activate the switch from the street (even when closed) and there's a remote now next to the internal motor switch, and one in each car. The delay between powerup and responding to the garage remote is only a second or two so that's good enough.
That should be sufficient to stop opportunistic "war-driving"-style attacks. Phone apps are cool and all that but dicking around unlocking the phone and launching an app just to open a door seems a lot more hassle than just pushing a button on a remote.
Love that idea Callan. Simple and effective.