Since I started building out my HomeKit home, one of the areas I haven’t touched is my garage doors. I had investigated various adaptors over the years, but I have an off-brand garage door opener that never seemed to be on the compatibility list. I recently came across a model that did work with my particular opener, so I was thrilled to be able to pick it up and get it installed. I’ve had the iSmartGate Pro garage door opener installed for the past few weeks, and I couldn’t be happier with it. If you are looking for a HomeKit garage door opener, read on to see how to it works, and how I am using it.
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I’ve been living in my house for six years, so I’ve been adding HomeKit items over time as prices have come down, and products have been released. I’ve wanted to control my garage doors from HomeKit for a while, but I’ve never been willing to replace my opener with one that was compatible. All of the HomeKit garage door opener models that I came across either required changing out my opener or weren’t compatible at all.
iSmartGate has a compatibility checker that is extensive. You look up your brand and then your model, and it will give you the exact wiring diagram on how to configure it. Once I discovered that my units (we have two separate doors) were compatible, I started looking at which model I…