This is my first post as I’ve just gotten around to really diving into smartthings (was a bit miffed for non-android in the beginning).
I am attempting to update a 2 door, 3 car garage and a sliding driveway gate all at once. I went down the route of picking up a new chamberlain garage door opener for one of the doors so I could hook it up to myq and play around a bit, and that was pretty straight forward. But now that I’m done playing, I’m looking for a full solution to handle all three entrance points. From the other threads, it looks like it would be pretty straight forward to just hook a mimolite up to the two garage doors. The bigger thing for me is actually getting some kind of connectivity on the gate without replacing the gate opener (which is an old all-o-matic). The gate opener is hooked up to a Liftmaster 412HM Receiver, which is controlled by the normal garage door remotes.
Since the gate is roughly 100’ from the garage, which is another 20-30 ft from my hub, I was going to go with something zigbee for distance, but then it looks like I’d have to buy the smartthings motion detector as it appears the zigbee plug is still unavailable. I already have two outdoor z-wave plugs, I’m just afraid of the distance (actually, I’m probably overestimating the 100’).
Would a mimolite work for the gate opener and do I hook it up to the receiver or to the actual board that the receiver is hooked up to? I’m much more familiar with garage door openers, but I just added a wand to the gate and it was pretty straight forward. Any help is appreciated, and sorry for asking for help on my first post