Chamberlain MYQ with smart things

Sorry, old post, but I couldn’t resist. You can now use Google Assistant routines and shortcuts to say, “Open/Close Garage door.” This will propagate on all accounts that share Google Home Mini’s in your home.

Be aware that this may be a security concern for you to consider. Many developers have deliberately not included automatically opening/unlocking doors in their feature set with smart assistants. When I linked MyQ with Google Assistant originally using their partner subscriptions ($10/year), it did not support opening or closing the garage door (just status which is ridiculous when you think about it). I am assuming this is for security concerns.

I think the chances of a thief or someone who might have ill intentions taking advantage of these types of exploits in your home is pretty rare. However, if you do a search you will find that it has already been possible to send inaudible commands to Siri and Alexa (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/10/technology/alexa-siri-hidden-command-audio-attacks.html), send commands hidden in music and speech recordings (https://wccftech.com/study-reveals-that-malicious-google-assistantalexa-and-siri-commands-can-be-hidden-in-music-and-speech-recordings/), and, more anecdotally, I have had Google Assistant respond to commands sent through walls.