I know several threads exist here regarding these devices, and I know a device type was created by Adam… I have a new Liftmaster 8500 en route and my question are:
How well does this work? I am pretty sure it will open and close, but how is the state reporting? Is it as reliable as SmartSense multi?
The apps I use currently with the multi are:
1.) Notification that door is open when presence sensor reports away.
2.) Notification that door is open for over 30 minutes.
3.) Notification that door is open after sunset.
4.) Motion sensor turns on lights only when door is closed.
5.) Notification of door opening when away/at certain times.
Obviously, if I am gonna spend $50 on the gateway, I’d like to repurpose the SmartSense multi, but I am concerned that MyQ may behave similar to other third party integrations I have (thermostat, Hue) in so much that they never seem to refresh in a timely matter (or at all).