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Trying to make my old school garage door openers "smart" has left me with a multi-year-long nightmare of different solutions that never all worked properly. Today, we fix it for good with the help of HomeAssistant and Pulseway.
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  • Why not simply use OpenHab?

    liminosliminos6 tuntia sitten
  • I have zero problems with my button on my sun visor

    Dillon MichaelDillon Michael11 tuntia sitten
  • ALL of this just to avoid a $1 a month fee😭

    Alex MejiaAlex Mejia14 tuntia sitten
  • 6:55 - is that Linus, "The Cryptominer Hater", holding a pcie riser!??!?! GASP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Matthew DayMatthew Day22 tuntia sitten
  • I’d just log in each time tbh

    Conor MurphyConor MurphyPäivä sitten
  • DomoLinus

    donefedonefe3 päivää sitten
  • If you're constantly logged out because your IP address changes, then why not fix the IP address?

    Bert VisscherBert Visscher3 päivää sitten
  • This dude spent multiple of my paychecks to opens and close a garage door. I’m envious haha

    SeniorCharrySeniorCharry3 päivää sitten
  • Thumbnail:Think Linus think

    FrivyFrivy3 päivää sitten
  • These companies are so stupid dumb...

    Ivan.Ivan.3 päivää sitten
  • Pay the subscription

    Oliver WildeOliver Wilde4 päivää sitten
  • Great video guys but you really need a disclaimer for UNRAID. I have been using Home Assistant on UNRAID for ages, if you use the Core edition you greatly limit your expandability in future. That's because HA Core is the bottom level for features, then HA Supervisor and finally HA OS. HA Core - docker ready but missing features including the big one, store add-ons. HS Supervisor - for systems with an OS i.e. Linux, Pi and contains all the features HA OS - for those wanting a VM with an OS only for HA to reduce overhead (basically HS Supervisor + minimal OS) If you want to take your automation to the next level with MQTT and other protocols you need add-ons which cannot be installed on HA Core. While you can transfer 70% of your configuration its not a 1:1 so if you thinking of going down the HA yellow brick road, advised to avoid core. Please get this to the top please to help others :)

    AdosAdos4 päivää sitten
  • With how often my Google assistant randomly wakes up and hears stuff my doors would be opening and closing every five minutes 😅

    EdgyShooterEdgyShooter5 päivää sitten
  • Can I get 16:56 of my life back?

    GiG DaDDyGiG DaDDy5 päivää sitten
  • Literally just solved the issue with a bit of a better solution. Would have done this video differently

    Chad HenwickChad Henwick5 päivää sitten
  • Talk about apple home for the win

    William MillsWilliam Mills6 päivää sitten
  • Shoulda asked Michael Reeves for help.

    Hangman officialHangman official6 päivää sitten
  • If someone breaks into your car to steal your garage door opener and knows where you live. You got bigger problems. If you are that paranoid. Hide the fob in the engine bay. Take it out of there before you start your car. Lol

    FLIPxBEARFLIPxBEAR7 päivää sitten
  • You could also, (and I know this may be asking a bit much), just turn off your auto wifi connection and disconnect before getting into your car. And double check you haven’t reenabled auto connect before coming home. No IP change if you hold cell signal at all times

    Idk AnymoreIdk Anymore7 päivää sitten
  • "Ooooh The ZigBee!"

    Sean YemSean Yem7 päivää sitten
  • Sadly, almost everything is trying to go the subscription route. You can't just own anything anymore....

    Titus OvermyerTitus Overmyer7 päivää sitten
  • KISS>>>>"Keep it simple, stupid."

    James LastJames Last7 päivää sitten
  • 6:40 Could fix that by adding a 1-10kohm resistor from the green wire to negative, or to positive in the rare case it's a PNP transistor. Wont break it to find out by trial and error.

    TheMrTapeTheMrTape8 päivää sitten
  • Try using one of those button pressers with Bluetooth so you can just press a button on a remote.

    Tech YeetTech Yeet8 päivää sitten
  • A warning for people who are interested in a career in IT: the title of this video is very apt. Nothing EVER works. Or if it does, don't expect it to do so consistently. Also, if something in the software is broken, it's either Java or DNS. Or Certificates that expired. Fucking Java.

    Robert CoffeyRobert Coffey8 päivää sitten
  • ifttt screwed everything by make it a pay to use

    ron baerron baer9 päivää sitten
  • You know I bought the separate My Q hub and transmitter and set it up in my garage to work with my 80’s era garage door so I could open it with Alexa over a year ago.... only problem I ever had was when I forgot to change the credentials when I swapped routers but a hard reset and 15 mins to set it back up worked great. With that being said I’ve been considering the home assistant docker for my unraid system but have heard it’s a nightmare to get up and running. Would you say it is any easier or harder than setting up unraid itself or other dockers such as plex and makMKV?

    bobyboybobyboy10 päivää sitten
  • They have door openers that are credit card sized for ur ridge wallet also ones that attach to your key ring your creating a non existing issue to solve for the sake of coolness

    Glory HoldGlory Hold11 päivää sitten
  • That does not look like a Linus solder job.

    Jay MosshartJay Mosshart12 päivää sitten
  • Get the MyQ, then block it from WAN access. Then use HomeKit natively or HomeAssistant to trigger it when out of the house. That solution is free, and avoids any “updates” from Chamberlain. Siri or the Home app happily handle my garage door without the garage door having any WAN access. HomeKit is free, an AppleTV or iPad handles the hub task, and securely provides external access.

    EchoConstellationEchoConstellation12 päivää sitten
  • @9:50 - was typing that you need to look at Home Assistant but then..

    Curtis BCurtis B13 päivää sitten
  • Wouldn't a casing with copper shielding block the frequency that was activating the garage door randomly? I know this works with guitars and distortion feedback, but idk about much else. I play guitar fast, I'm no scientist. Lol

    Peeple EeterPeeple Eeter14 päivää sitten
  • Raspberry Pi much?

    Clifford W CrawfordClifford W Crawford14 päivää sitten
  • What has home automation become? We never had this kind of headaches in the early 2000s.

    Clifford W CrawfordClifford W Crawford14 päivää sitten
  • I bought two Meross garage door openers with google assitant and HomeKit comparability. So far no problems and has worked very well!

    CL1909CL190914 päivää sitten
  • I can’t even express how infuriated I am when something doesn’t just WORK. Or when something simple is entirely maddening. Like FCKING HOSES!!!

    Hey JamieHey Jamie14 päivää sitten
  • Hmmm. Linus doesn't want to pay subscription fees, but is sponsored by a subscription model service..... granted pulseway's pricing model makes sense given what they are providing, just kinda funny

    SkywindSkywind14 päivää sitten
  • my dad just has a code paper or something on his front glass and the sensor opens the door whenever it sees the correct code

    MazenMazen14 päivää sitten
  • you dont like the wireless buttons in your car because they are a security risk? and your using home brew wireless home automation with a server. give a hacker 5 minutes at most and they're in. Nothing wireless is secure, being a tech guru you should already know this.

    Crimson FhangCrimson Fhang14 päivää sitten
  • Almost sounds like Scotty Kilmer. (Lovem both)

    Ivan FazekasIvan Fazekas15 päivää sitten
  • The next video should’ve been I moved house.

    CowPat101 _CowPat101 _15 päivää sitten
  • ye going IFTTT was the bad real bad here. I decided long ago it's no good using something proprietary for the main controlling hub and something self hosted like homeassistant or openhab is the solution

    Digital Insan1tyDigital Insan1ty15 päivää sitten
  • It looks like your EMC problem was happening because you put your external relay contacts across the switch that triggered the base of a transistor (or the gate of a FET) , maybe they left off the pull up resistor from the circuit which made the transistor very sensitive to induced currents from electrical noise. Check for the pull-up and if there isn't one then try adding a 4K7 from the green wire to the circuit supply voltage, this will then "de-sensitise" the transistor. You could also try winding your purple and green wires together to form a twisted pair which will help to cancel out any common mode induced interference.

    gadjetsvideogadjetsvideo15 päivää sitten
  • Radio remote master race. No software glitchy crap. People can steal your phone too and get much more info about you than a random remote that nobody knows which garage you own.

    TapesNstuffSTapesNstuffS16 päivää sitten
  • in india we dont have a garage so im really sorry but i think you are getting angry over a very first world problem lol XD

    Arun KanjoorArun Kanjoor16 päivää sitten
  • But they moved right?

    KurojiKuroji16 päivää sitten
  • Can this voice command work when you tap the voice button on Android Auto?

    Mummified TonyMummified Tony16 päivää sitten
  • Ummm... So, I use IFTTT to forward Alexa commands to a Raspberry Pi, which then controls a bunch of stuff in my room. But I am also limited by the 3 recipes without the subscription. Well... It turns out, that you can just use multiple accounts and connect them to the same amazon account - so my Alexa can run as many IFTTT triggers as it wants to. I just have to create a new account for every 3 triggers.

    tobsamtobsam16 päivää sitten
  • What about just using the garage door buttons built into the mirror? That seems a lot easier than asking Google to do it.

    Mendo D's Oregon Back RoadsMendo D's Oregon Back Roads16 päivää sitten
  • HAHA! Now the classic about printers! :D

    navry01navry0116 päivää sitten
  • LMAO, Here Linus from Brittanica - Diminishing returns, also called law of diminishing returns or principle of diminishing marginal productivity, economic law stating that if one input in the production of a commodity is increased while all other inputs are held fixed, a point will eventually be reached at which additions of the input yield progressively smaller, or diminishing, increases in output. Just get the car remotes for that specific GDO if their app bites...

    psps16 päivää sitten
  • Imagine having to pay a monthly subscription to control your garage door.... "You didn't pay this month, so you can't get your car out of your garage"

    SillyhatdaySillyhatday16 päivää sitten
  • Home Assistant! Hooome Assistant! -Paul Hibbert

    Steve DOESSteve DOES16 päivää sitten
  • i loved this video, is the most 1rst world problem i ever seen, thanks guys

    ZaBiMaRuSzZaBiMaRuSz16 päivää sitten
  • It feels like $1/mo is more valuable than all the struggles in hindsight

    David HerreraDavid Herrera16 päivää sitten
    • He went that route and it didn't offer all the functionality

      Titus OvermyerTitus Overmyer7 päivää sitten
  • My system is by far better and superior than yours. When I come home and park on my driveway, I get out of my vehicle and physically open the garage door, park my vehicle inside and then physically close the garage door myself at the end of the day. Far less complicated, more secured and above all, effective. Problem solved.

    osito021osito02116 päivää sitten
  • i bet all the messing about has cost you more than $1 a month (muppet)

    Paul humphreysPaul humphreys17 päivää sitten
  • Wow your hair is so clean today 😅😂love it 🤩

    Kourosh TavangarKourosh Tavangar17 päivää sitten
  • the lift master ones actually are serial busses and they sell an adapter to use normal contacts

    Jack SommersJack Sommers17 päivää sitten
  • I'm assuming the fob in car idea is bad because someone could break into the car and steal it? Is that what you're worried about? Doesn't seem like an issue if you don't get your car broken into. Of course, I have old cars no one cares about and I'm not well known enough for people to spot me from my car and target me.

    StapleCactusStapleCactus17 päivää sitten
  • This video: Nothing EVER works!!!1!!1!!11!!111!!!!! Next video: Download a better GPU!!!11! | This method REALLY WORKS!!!11!!!111!!!!1!!!

    Andrei PalcuAndrei Palcu18 päivää sitten
  • never gettin tired of that intro

    Venu2HDVenu2HD18 päivää sitten
  • Imagine just hiding the fob in your car. I hide it so good even i cant find it when i get home

    TafellappenTafellappen18 päivää sitten
  • the mech tech (relays) always gets preferred over the pcb tech, even though its primitive and doesn't look much, those in the know taught me that. consistent reliability wins over people

    DeanRendar84DeanRendar8418 päivää sitten
  • I don't know how your wife puts up with your stubbornness

    352GNV352GNV18 päivää sitten
  • K.I.S.S., Linus. I bet you, the old one still worked better (Until it died) than this modern crap. Good way to open up extra network vulnerabilities. Not very _smart_ now, huh?

    MetallicBladeMetallicBlade18 päivää sitten
  • A fucking server to open a garage door

    Mohammed ArmaanMohammed Armaan19 päivää sitten
  • I don't get it. Why is a fob less secure than what you install on your iPhone?

    cybernessfulcybernessful19 päivää sitten
  • Funny how people will spend many hours of their own time to avoid paying a small subscription fee. Like is your own time worthless?

    Benji DanielBenji Daniel19 päivää sitten
  • you see the security issue with a door fob in the car.. but not one where anyone can ask google to "OPEN GARAGE DOOR"?

    MetroDubsCoMetroDubsCo19 päivää sitten
  • Chamberlain just fixed the ip address problem a few days ago.

    Erez EnglerErez Engler19 päivää sitten
  • thanks. Just keep your fob :)) The cost+time of all that probably outweighs the results.....

    Daniel's Game VaultDaniel's Game Vault19 päivää sitten
  • missed opportunity to just call the home assistant Jarvis...

    SwedishmanintheworldSwedishmanintheworld19 päivää sitten
  • Can Home Assistant be used with a local DNS entry? Or does it need to be a public address?

    SillySnowFoxSillySnowFox19 päivää sitten
  • I honestly can't believe you're raging over 1$ a month like Geez

    I_love_rec_roomI_love_rec_room19 päivää sitten
  • 11:47 money laundering definition, lol

    Mihai CraciunMihai Craciun20 päivää sitten
  • Pain

    Tom CruzTom Cruz20 päivää sitten
  • .. Now you add a nodered instance tazmota for your sonoff stuff and the stars are your limits.. Btw you can use the direct app if google assistant stops.

    Andres CabezasAndres Cabezas20 päivää sitten
  • @linus have you ever heard of a switch BOT

    Eryk SokolowskiEryk Sokolowski20 päivää sitten
  • Or maybe...just MAYBE...don't leave the opener remote in your car and take it in with you just like you do your car keys. Good lord, this cat loves making his life more complicated than it needs to be. At least he can make some money out of it with a video though lol

    ChevySpeed724ChevySpeed72420 päivää sitten
  • Watching this is just like watching a grown baby cry about how his mom kicked them out

    PotatoesTakeL'sPotatoesTakeL's20 päivää sitten
  • This is better than most comedy movies from 2019-2021

    waddupwaddup20 päivää sitten
  • Use a raspberry pi that connects to google and a servo motor which presses the button on the switch

    Jankubist JkJankubist Jk20 päivää sitten
  • What's worse than a non functioning garage door? Using Roundup, for anything... I see it there on your shelf.

    Justin FrancisJustin Francis20 päivää sitten
  • I love how Linus admits he was too lazy to install an opener himself so he called a company and they only offered the one, and when that one particular installer turned out to have wireless switches, instead of saying "okay i will buy a new one and just do what i was going to do before", he just adds as much extra shit pretty much as possible until eventually things are working as he imagined in his head. LOL

    Franklin OliverFranklin Oliver20 päivää sitten
  • At 6:53 you can actually see the frustration (exhaustion) in his eyes.

    Sjon HuismanSjon Huisman21 päivä sitten
  • Why don’t you make an opener with a Raspberri Pi?

    Car Parking MultiplayerCar Parking Multiplayer21 päivä sitten
  • I just bought a used 2002 lexus and it synched right up with my 80s garage door. Proves that nothing is better than a cheap old toyota.

    David MooneyDavid Mooney21 päivä sitten
  • I would have just stuck on a switchbot. Or soldered those relay cables to a hacked up wireless door opener.

    KnightKnight21 päivä sitten
  • Jeez... It's almost like these unnecessary janky internet-of-things home crap... are unnecessary and janky! Maybe having EVERYTHING connected to your phone/internet is more trouble than it's worth!

    Cossak RoseCossak Rose21 päivä sitten
  • How many nmap scans has that domain gotten in the last two weeks lol... I know at least one person definitely did

    Henry LedbetterHenry Ledbetter21 päivä sitten
  • Having this same setup myself... there is still one gotcha too look out for... if you have the garage door open, and close it from the app... if something triggers the safety trigger like say a stray cat running out of the garage, you cannot close the door until you get back to the house and press the switch.

    William RandolWilliam Randol21 päivä sitten
  • Always makes me feel happy when I see he's still daily driving the same phone as me.

    MakoMako21 päivä sitten
  • Actually you can wire all your servers and computers into Home Assistant and it can do all that pulseway can. Sorry Linus :D

    HungarianManbeastHungarianManbeast22 päivää sitten
  • You could try homelink (if its built into your car) for a happy medium :/

    Steven VSteven V22 päivää sitten
  • Waste of time and money fir a system that makes you more vulnerable then ever. IoT is dangerous. It’s reckless surrender of privacy AND security for comfort. No thank you.

    M AM A22 päivää sitten
  • just get a Fingerbot

    11pixels11pixels22 päivää sitten
  • So he didn't want a subscription but bought a domain?

    bluehawk232bluehawk23222 päivää sitten
  • Or, shield the wires.

    Christopher MartinChristopher Martin22 päivää sitten
  • your car is unprotected?

    QimodisQimodis22 päivää sitten