As I stated elsewhere, I’m reluctant to give Chamberlain any more of my money. They might close down this functionality at any time, so the idea of spending more for the MyQ network add-on just seems bad to me.
My unit is the HD520EV. And I’m already using the ST multisensor on the garage door to report open/active/closed status (as well as temperature) via Smarttiles.
And for myself, I’ll likely just stay with what I have because it works. I use a Chamberlain car remote inside the house; the ‘smart’ wired controller is in the garage where the dumb button used to be for the old unit.
I’m just seeing the wave that is building and cresting. Do you know that the Echo line is completely sold out until after Xmas? Amazon is out of them. They shipped Dots by the hundreds of thousands to chains such as BestBuy, walmart and BedBathBeyond, and those are also now all gone. My local bestbuy had these cubic-yard display cages full, and they were replenishing those cages every few hours. They ran out two days ago. It is virtually guaranteed that tens or hundreds of thousands of recipients and purchasers will want to open and close their garages by voice using these devices. And it’s virtually guaranteed that as friends and family see what these Dots can do, they will also want them… and will want to activate their garages with them!
Amazon has let loose a monster. If Nest was the item that took smart homes out of the hobbyist category and began to make the concept mainstream, Echo (especially the current Dot) is making home smarts available to almost everyone for what amounts to pocket change… and people are responding in massive numbers. Companies just need to get their heads out of their butts, and see what’s happening.