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Chamberlain - MyQ Garage Door Controller - Black

Chamberlain MyQ MYQ-G0201 Garage Door Controller: Open and close your garage door, even when you aren't at home. Plus, get alerts on your smartphone whenever someone opens or closes the garage door, or simply check to see whether you left it open.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Hub mounting bracket
    • Owner's manual
    • Wi-Fi-enabled hub, door sensor

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (639 out of 703)

    Features


    Wi-Fi hub connects to your wireless network

    Make this controller a part of your home network without running an extra cable out to your garage.

    Compatible with most iOS and Android smartphones and tablets

    The free app is easy to install and assists you in the setup process. (Download required.)

    Works with a wide variety of garage door openers

    Most sectional garage doors manufactured after 1993 are compatible with your device.

    Works with Nest*

    Manage your Nest Thermostat's Home and Away modes via the MyQ app. Also, a MyQ user can now recieve alerts when Nest Cam detects motion in the garage or wherever Nest Cam is placed.

    Includes Wi-Fi hub with mounting bracket and 1 door sensor

    Wi-Fi hub can be mounted on the included bracket, and the door sensor easily attaches to your garage door. Also includes power cord, user manual and instructions for free app download.

    XFINITY Home

    You can add devices like thermostats, door locks, garage doors and lighting.

    *Nest sold separately.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 703 reviews

    91%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great product, be careful with IOS7 as of Nov 2013

      Posted
      lathahgjhgjhg

      I am very happy with this MyQ garage door opener and the install was very easy – except with Apple IOS 7. I followed the process several times and called the Chamberlain phone support. I give them kudos for being open on a Saturday and having short hold times but was annoyed by the typical script where you must answer questions unrelated to the problem just so the operator could get you to a tech. In the end the support person I talked to did not solve my problem. I ended up solving the problem myself. During the install you must connect to the device via Bluetooth and “Add the Wi-Fi hub to your Wi-Fi network” (more on this later). I did this several times and my iPhone app (with IOS 7) would always fail saying I had to enable Wi-Fi on the hub. I reset the unit several times trying to figure out what was going on. Finally I tried my wife’s iPhone that still has IOS 6 – worked perfect. Bluetooth connected, it updated the software on the MyQ Hub and everything worked perfect! I never did confirm with Chamberlain that this is a IOS 7 bug and probably by the time you read this it will be resolved. If not hopefully I saved you some frustration. Now, something I find interesting. When I used my iPhone to connect to the device and added the “Hub” to my network somehow the MyQ Hub obtained my Wi-Fi password from my iPhone. I never typed in my WEP Wi-Fi password in the iPhone app but when I look at my router DHCP lease table I see the MyQ listed with a valid IP address. I have searched online and have not found any reference to how you can transfer a WEP key using Bluetooth but somehow it must be possible. It is cool, very easy to set up. I guess it just sorta freaked me out that a device can learn my Wi-Fi password using Bluetooth from my iPhone. Now, how does it work? Fantastic! I have the app installed on my wife’s phone and my phone but have not tested Android (assume it works). The reason I purchased this product was the positive reviews and because I have a problem leaving my garage door open. Sometimes I will remember about a mile from home and have to drive back to check and close the door. Other times I just forget! I live in Minnesota and have a heater in my garage that keeps it at 45 degrees. Last year I drove to work at least 4 times during sub-zero weather and left the garage door open (garage heater ran all day). I figure I will pay for this product with reduced natural gas costs very quickly! I set up an alarm to send a push notification and email if the garage door is open for longer than 30 minutes. I have not fine tuned this time yet but figure I don’t want alarms going off when I am taking out the garbage so 30 minutes feels like a good setting. I tested it at 2 minutes and the alarms fired like they should. So far I have not left it open longer than 30 minutes. One feature I love is when you close the garage door with the application the MyQ hub flashes a bright light and sounds an alarm before closing the door. My Wife has the app installed as well and sometimes I may be working on a project and leave the door open on purpose. Now if my wife sees the garage door is open and decides to close it at least I will know it is going to happen and be able to override the open by hitting the wired opener. I have only had this opener a few days and I don’t normally write reviews. I am very happy with this product. I only share my frustration with IOS 7 to help others. I would definitely recommend the Chamberlain MyQ garage door opener.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      My favorite IoT Product so far

      Posted
      Cottonpicker
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This little thing has consistently impressed me. It’s not close to my router but has only dropped off the network 2 or 3 times in several years. And for being relatively inexpensive, this has ironically been more valuable than almost any other product I’ve purchased. It’s saved me when I’ve been locked out of the house multiple times. It saved my dog three times when the garage door didn’t stay closed I had no idea and was headed across town... An identical unit I purchased for my elderly Mother let’s me know via notification every morning that she’s gotten up and gone out to get the paper and walk her dog; as someone who prefers not to be forced to speak for as long as possible in the morning this has been a Godsend! And finally, in October when I had my garage broken into in the middle of the night, my phone told me a split second before my Doberman did... and the combination of a ghost garage door closing and Mango's where did that come from impersonation of the Hound of Baskerville from the warm side of my utility door meant that the lousy jerks dropped almost every tool they tried to carry off as they ran in terror from my garage- the last one getting clotheslined by my little garage gremlin as he lowered the door for me! On top of that, getting voice control with Google Assistant took about 45 seconds and suddenly and unexpectedly I had the ability to let people in from upstairs without even needing the app on the iPhone. Alexa still can’t do it, after a few hours of my time. I also really love having a record of time open and closed- and FYI I solved the occasional issue I was having where my garage would close all the way but after a brief pause on occasion open- I live a long block off a very busy road and my garage is the last unit in a complex - so it wasn’t hard for me to barely miss that occurrence by turning to pay attention to traffic - and as I mentioned the woman of the house is a really smart Doberman who was quite happy to go exploring... I created a custom alert that rather than just text me “Garage is Still Open” which I do have it do after 30minutes... I used the same alert but changed the parameters and message so I get a notification “Garage is still closed, “ about 5 minutes after the fact. That way before I get to the freeway I know if I need to make a upturn... After the second time it happened, Mango was just sitting in the garage looking at me driving up. She hates to be in trouble. Lol Another thing I really love is that it was easy to use IFTT to give me subtle hints that my door has opened or closed in case I didn’t hear it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Almost perfect

      Posted
      bugg1
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Ok, this is the coolest thing since sliced bread. If you have an automatic garage door opener, then obviously you have a remote to open it from your car as you are pulling up. But, this eliminates the need for you to be right out in front of your house to open the door. I have actually taken my garage door remote out of my car for security reasons (in case someone breaks into my car and gets my address and remote). Now, I use ONLY the app to open the door when I'm about 2 blocks away, so I don't have to wait for it to open when I pull up. To keep people from opening the app on your phone and getting into the garage, you can set the app to open with a password or 4 digit PIN (or, if you're not worried about such things, you can set the app to open with no security#. I have already used it to remotely open my garage door when I was out of town, and my neighbor had to pull my trash can in. He called me, told me he was standing right outside my garage, I used the app to open the door #from 1 state away#, he put the can in, then I closed it from the app. Also, I have a friend who has one of these #but DOES NOT have an exterior garage door opener keypad# who has gotten a phone call or two from children who are home from school, but have "lost" or "forgot" the key to the house, and can't get in. PRESTO, right from work, they can open the garage door and let them in. WAY COOL. #ok, I'm a big tech nerd#. Two reasons why it is "almost perfect": 1. The first part of the setup is getting it hooked up to your home wifi network. While the setup is not exactly rocket science, you do have to follow the steps carefully to get it all hooked up correctly. If you are someone who is "tech challenged", this may be a challenging step, but not impossible. The second part of the setup is getting it to talk to the garage door opener itself. Again, while not terribly difficult, it did take a little time. After I programed the MyQ to the door opener, I had to reprogram the car remote #in case I needed to put it back in my car# and I also had to reprogram the exterior remote keypad #the one attached to the garage door frame exterior#. 2. This is the most annoying thing about this, and I have called Chamberlain to complain/alert them about this, but I don't know how much good it did. There is a sensor that has to be attached to the garage door itself to sense the status of the door #open or closed#, and it is VERY sensitive. If the door is CLOSED and jiggles AT ALL #strong wind, someone bumping against it, etc...# the door sensor moves and sometimes thinks the door has opened. So, you go to the app and expect the door to say closed, but the system thinks it is "open", and shows it open #but it is still closed#. Sometimes it gets confused, and I have had to cycle the garage door from the push button opener in the garage #the one mounted on the wall next to the door that goes into the house#. This usually resets it. If the garage door is not jiggled, then it works perfectly. I have been looking for a different place to mount the sensor, but haven't really found anywhere on the door that is "jiggle proof" #MAYBE at the very bottom of the door, it seems that when the door is closed and butted against the cement of the garage floor, it seems to jiggle there less than higher up on the door#. Also, keep in mind that it takes wifi to work, so if your home wifi network or internet, or power to your router/modem goes down, this will not work until it is restored. Having understood these "limitations" or "quirks", the convenience of having this outweighs those "quirks", and I love it. I would definitely recommend this to a friend, and already have.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great gadget!

      Posted
      Gateway321
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This thing is awesome. Before buying I had few questions that I couldn't find the answer for on any of the reviews, I also called the MyQ company and was still not giving the answers I need, so I hope to answer the questions that others might have. First off my garage is finished (dry wall and all) so I really did not want to mount the device, did not want to drill holes, so my question was does it have to be drilled, the answer is NO. In fact I don't have mine in the garage, the company wants you to put in the garage for the flashing light and the alarm sound, but I use mine to just make sure it's closed when I'm away, so no need for the alarm in the first place, which leads me to the next question. Does the alarm sound when you close the garage door with the car remote or the keypad or or or? answer is NO, again the alarm only sounds and the light comes on ONLY when you use your smart phone to or use the online app to close the door. Alarm is loud but not as loud as some of the reviews make it out to be. Last question I had is the range, I have a 3 car garage with 2 doors, problem is I have 2 car garage on one side of the house and the 3rd car garage is on the other side of the house, would it reach with just a 2nd sensor or I need to buy another hub? answer is it does reach. That's another reason why I have the hub in the house to be in the center of both sensors, connects better to the WiFi network. I'm an OCD person and needed to take pics of my garage door closed when I went out of town, now I can just check my app and make sure it's closed. To upgrade my garage door opener was $450 each with installation, so for my setup it was $900, with this little hub and 2 sensors I was able to save $785 as I got it on sale from Best Buy. Also the sensors I didn't want to drill in my garage doors, so what I did was use the velcro it came with and added some external tape to keep it in place. Best of all, if we ever move, it is simple to take with me for the next house, unlike replacing the entire garage door opener.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Product - Almost Perfect Set Up

      Posted
      ShermanOaksTechie
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Bought this because I am always afraid I have left the garage door open. This solved my problem. There are basically two components. A sensor you attach to the garage door itself. It is a simple transmitter that senses when the door has changed from vertical to horizontal (open) and sends a signal to the second component. The second piece is the receiver and wifi gateway. Once you attach the Receiver near the opener, (NOTE: You have to plug the transformer into an electrical plug) and plug it in, it starts blinking a BLUE LED (there are a number of different color LED's that mean different things). Then, you start the Android or iPhone Chamberlain MyQ App, turn on Bluetooth and pair your phone with the MyQ and it walks you through the rest of the set up which asks permission to join your wifi network and registers the MyQ with the Chamberlain server. NOTE: It did not register with the server the first time. I unplugged the unit and started it again. This time, no problem, it linked perfectly and the rest of the process went perfectly. Once that happens, it asks you to link the Sensor on the Door to the system, asks you to push the LEARN button if you have a Rolling Code Opener and then attempts to open and close the door. Mine worked the first time, perhaps because I have a Lift Master, which is a Chamberlain company. Note that you should look at the Guide which is in the phone App. It will explain how to set up the Email or regular Notifications to your phone. The Alerts are very customizable. Also, if you want to edit how an alert works, you have to write an entirely new one and delete the prior one. There is no EDIT ability. I think the App could be fixed to allow this feature. I've only had the unit for less than 24 hours, so I'll update this review if there are any important things to let you know. And, I called Customer Service to find out if there is a battery in the Door Sensor. Julie was wonderful and knew the product very well. There is a small battery. I suggested they add this information in the Manual, which says NOTHING about changing the battery or what type of battery it is.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Tough Install

      Posted
      UserCD
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The "Quick Start Guide" provides a reasonably clear physical install but very poor set up instructions. The instructions suggest physically mounting the hardware and then downloading the MyQ apt but what needs to be done is to download the apt first as it will get you to the remaining setup instructions. You also need to determine the Wi-Fi signal strength in your garage as the "green" light indicator on the MyQ hub may show a signal is being received but it does not guarantee a sufficiently strong signal to reliably set up or operate the Wi-Fi MyQ hub. Occurring errors during set up frequently cause you to start at the very beginning. Each time you must repeat the type of door opener being used for example. It is strongly encouraged that you do the Wi-Fi programming before you do the physical installation. Be sure to mount the door sensor before doing the door opener training as the MyQ needs its input to determine if it found the correct code. Otherwise, you have to repeat the learning cycle. A code saying "Door Motion Not Detected" would give a huge clue to the issue. I just finished installation and it is working great but long term reliability is TBD. Also note the Chamberlain Apt is for smart phones only - not pads unless equipped with a phone connection. Overall the install instructions require a lot of reading between the lines and "trial and error" with little to no feedback when mistakes are made. There is no evidence that Chamberlain took the time to review and take feedback from first time users and then refining the instructions based on feedback. I would recommend this to only those friends with a strong technical and "hands-on" installation experience.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Great if you can live with some limitations

      Posted
      DrBob
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I've bought it 5 month ago and have been using since then. It is an excellent high tech toy and great for a geek like me! :) I use it with 2 door sensors (one that came with the original purchase + 1 extra) and some 5+ year old Chamberlain openers. Setup: I had to call support as I did not receive notification to validate my email address/account and hence the app on iPhone was failing to complete one of the last steps (I was getting errors adding "doors" to the "place" in the app). Once this was understood and solved - the rest of setup was easy. Support was helpful in resolving this fast. From that point on - works as expected with some limitations. Main concern with this product for me - reliability. This manifests in the following ways: Occasionally, I get no notification on open or close event (happens 1-2 times/week when door opens/closes 4-8 times a day). Once in a while I get repeated notifications (opened/closed/opened/closed within 2 min window) while the door was "cycled" only once. Once or twice over couple of months, the status of the door was reported incorrectly (door shown open in the app while it was closed) Controlling the door when you are not on local network is also somewhat flaky (I get failures to connect or "no response" when you attempt to open or close a door). I do really like the notifications as I know when my kids are getting in/out through garage or when we leave and ask our friends to take care of the house - we know when they are coming in/out. Other considerations: The control box does not have an option for wired network connection - I suppose some of the failures could be due to WiFi reliability. The box should be mounted close to garage door openers (<3 ft?) - not a problem for me - but I wish I read about this prior to purchase to evaluate outlet location/placement in general. Once you register your email in the account in the app - that is the only email that will get notifications - you cannot change it unless you reregister from start again, i.e. create a new account, etc. I was trying to add another email to get notifications - but could not. I could have registered an email alias instead having known about this. There is no integration or APIs (at least when I was looking into it in April 2016) with other home automation systems, i.e. it is a standalone piece of equipment from home automation point of view.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Nice addition to a "smart" home

      Posted
      storck
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The myQ is a nice addition to any "smart" home. It gives peace of mind that the garage door is shut and alerts when the door is open and closed. The Chamberlain tech support people, while courteous, were not that much help with installation. Here's some lessons learned that will make your install much more easier: 1. go with the WPS option when connecting to your router. 2. after connection is established, add port forwarding for the myQ hub in router settings. The TCP port is 8883 and the UDP port is 2165. Go ahead and do this, even if you don't have any connection issues. 3. while the myQ hub only will connect to the 2.4ghz band, there is no need to turn off the 5ghz band on your router (unless router only runs on 5ghz band). 4. despite the manual saying to attach the hub on the ceiling and at least 2 feet away from the garage door opener, place the hub at the furthest location from the garage door opener that still allows for the system to work. I found that the closer the myQ hub is to the garage door opener, the better chance for radio interference from a regular garage door remote, keypad remote, or the homelink remote inside cars. And when there's interference, the myQ hub will drop the connection to the router and you're going to be re-setting and re-connecting again. The Android app is ok but could be improved. My biggest issue with the app is that there is no notification of whether or not the myQ hub is connected or disconnected.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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