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Remotely Monitor and Operate Your Garage Door Via Your INSTEON Network
I/O Linc - INSTEON Garage Door Status Kit
I/O Linc - INSTEON Garage Door Control & Status Kit
INSTEON Garage Door Control & Status Kit
Item# 74551
Price: $79.99
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  • INSTEON compatibility for outstanding performance
  • Magnetic contacts are used to create an indicator as to the current status of your garage door
  • Use any INSTEON controller (sold separately) to remotely open or close your garage door
  • Kit includes everything needed to monitor and operate your garage door via your INSTEON network

Essential Info

Enhance the versatility of your INSTEON network using I/O Linc – INSTEON Garage Door Control & Status Kit to let you know if you accidentally left the garage door open and remotely close it if necessary. This kit takes advantage of the bi-directional capability of I/O Linc, allowing it to send a command that indicates the status of your garage door and to receive a command that operates the garage door. Using INSTEON automation, you can link a button on a KeypadLinc as a status light to indicate whether or not your garage door is open and remotely open or close the garage door from other areas of your property using that button or another button on a KeypadLinc, SwitchLinc or Mini Remote.

You should only remotely close a garage door when you can be sure it is safe. Use of safety beam devices can further increase the safety of remote garage door control and are usually required by law. Smarthome is not responsible for any damage from proper or improper functioning of the device(s).

Ensure that it is safe to close your garage door by adding an IP Camera to your network. We recommend the INSTEON Wireless IP Camera, sold separately, which also provides you with 24/7 surveillance of your vehicles.

How It Works
The included garage door sensor mounts to the garage door and is wired directly to I/O Linc’s sensor input. When the garage door is open, the garage door sensor triggers I/O Linc to send a signal that will turn on an INSTEON controlled light and/or report its status, for example, to KeypadLinc status LED’s or even receive a text/email when using the INSTEON Hub (sold separately). Additionally, I/O Linc’s output relay wires to your garage door motor just like your existing button, allowing you to remotely operate your garage.

Please Note: For garage door openers with an LCD screen, you will have to set the momentary duration to 0.5 seconds.


What's Included

  • Magnetic Contact Sensors
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface ( 1 In / 1 Out )
  • 30 Foot 2 Conductor, 22-Gauge/AWG Interconnect Wire, White
  • 10 Foot 2 Conductor, 22-Gauge/AWG Interconnect Wire, White
  • 1.5mm flathead screwdriver
  • Quick Start Guide
  • More Info

    Want to be able to check if the garage door is open or closed from your smartphone? There are two ways to accomplish this using INSTEON Hub:
    Wireless IP Camera
    • Set up an IP camera in your garage and view it via your smartphone or tablet and then close (or open) your garage door from the same screen.

    • Display status directly on a scene button in your INSTEON for Hub app. To do this you'll need to link the I/OLinc sensor to an INSTEON device such as an ApplianceLinc. You'll then need to link the ApplianceLinc to the INSTEON Hub. The Hub will then be able to read the state of the sensor input to determine if the garage door is open or closed.

    Add an IP Camera to Your Network

    Other I/O Linc Kits Available:
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Door / Window Sensor Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Telephone Alert Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Remote Control Door Strike Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Remote Chime Alert Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Indoor/Outdoor Photobeam Entry Alert Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON to Somfy RF Drape Control Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Freezer Failure Sensor Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON High and Low Temperature Threshold Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Freeze Sensor Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Doorbell and Telephone Ring Alert Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON RF Proximity Reader Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Rain Sensor Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Keypad Control Kit

  • Specifications


    Manufacturer Product No.:74551 - I/O Linc - INSTEON Garage Door Control & Status Kit
  • I/O Linc - INSTEON Low Voltage / Contact Closure Interface (1 In / 1 Out)
  • Magnetic Contact Sensors
  • 30 Foot 2 Conductor, 22-Gauge/AWG Interconnect Wire, White
  • 1.5mm flathead screwdriver

  • Reviews

    192 Ratings
    5 star: 55%  (106)
    4 star: 27%  (52)
    3 star: 8%  (15)
    2 star: 5%  (9)
    1 star: 5%  (10)
    Average Customer Rating
    (192 customer ratings)
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    JOEL -- apopka, FL   3/9/2014
    Did not even try to set this up because the simple on/off switch was not able to be properly set up.
    EARL -- marietta, GA   2/15/2014
    works great
    Chris -- medina, Ohio   1/16/2014
    The install was easy with trial and error. I put the sensors on the side of my door which didn't work in my application. I recommend using the top of the garage door. The top of most doors pull away from the top of the garage door opening when the opener pulls on the door to open it.The door opens and closes the same each time and worked remarkably well! I also had to make 2 brackets for the sensors out of 1/8th thick brackets I purchased at Home Depot. The sensor came pre wired and was easy to install. I wired mine to a Craftsman door opener I purchased in March of 07. I also purchased an ISY99i Pro since I plan on adding several more Insteon devices. For whatever reason, the software wouldn't go out and find the door sensor like it is supposed to. I manually typed in it's address and it found it perfectly! I am very new to Insteon so when setting it up through the ISY I may have goofed somehow. The ISY is very in depth and complex! I would definitely recommend this to anyone. I also purchased the app for my Galaxy Note 2, The appMobiLincPro works flawlessly!
    MICHAEL -- huntington station, NY   1/7/2014
    great product. Now I can open my door as I pull up and drive in. Also can let people into my house while I am away
    BRADLEY -- avon, IN   1/3/2014
    Everything was as promised and the setup was easy. The device came with everything I needed for the installation and the cords were long enough to make a clean looking finish.
    JAY B -- las cruces, NM   1/3/2014
    Takes a little while to install, but works great.
    DONALD -- shawnee, KS   1/3/2014
    Easy to install and works as expected. The reason for -1 star, is that an 'on' command will either open or close the door, rather than on=open or off=closed. Because of that; I had to reprogram my ISY to accommodate this kit.
    GILLES -- ottawa, ON   12/29/2013
    Fast shipping, excellent products, very easy to install.
    ShannonG -- San Antonio1E6B   12/22/2013
    It works. But they use the wrong kind of contacts. Best to buy the pieces on your own vs this kit. Most folks want the status of the I/O Linc to say On when the door is open and Off when it's closed. These contacts provide the opposite. You can reverse the trigger for the I/O Linc to send the opposite signal when it changes locally. However, if you query the device directly it gives the native, true answer. This can be problematic because most HA setups query all their devices overnight to keep things in sync. The queried answer is the opposite of the message last send since it's reversed.
    DWK -- cincinnati, OH   12/14/2013
    I have mixed feelings about this unit. The device was not compatible with my Chamberlain garage door controller with an LCD panel. After contacting Smarthome/Insteon for help, they were even unable to make it work. That meant I couldn't use it to control my opener. As a sensor, it did work for that. I was able to send myself alerts if the garage door went up or down, and could light an indicator in the house if it was up. The only problem was the sensor was backward so my ISY controller thought that door was up when it was down. You can set a reverse trigger to fool it, but then I got false alerts when the ISY would query the sensor. I ended up buying a sensor switch that supported both normally open and closed to fix it. In the end, the sensor works fine after paying $10 extra for a better switch, but controlling the door doesn't work at all.
    Scott -- Massachusetts   12/10/2013
    Excellent product, I installed on both my doors in under 2 hours. Works as expected and fits my needs perfectly.
    ZACHARY VAN -- green bay, WI   12/2/2013
    Works great even in the cold weather that we get in north eastern wisconsin
    DAVID -- new canaan, CT   11/27/2013
    Product works as described, but my Liftmaster 2265 does not respond correctly, the #74551 appears to interfere with the normal action of the standard Liftmaster remote and wired controller.
    PAUL -- coral springs, FL   11/23/2013
    Works great.
    JASON -- marshfield, MA   11/15/2013
    Easy enough to install. I put the switches in the up position. It's a generic responder so ON is red. I wanted door open to be red. That also allowed a short wire run since I mounted two of these between the two doors. Stacked on top of each other. With the ISY controller, I programmed it so if the doors are up at a certain time of day I get a txt message alert. AND can then close them from anywhere.
    KELLY -- katy, TX   11/7/2013
    Works well for garage door control and status. The configuration took a little trial and error to get it set how I wanted it (KPL indicator off when closed and on when open or in travel), but it is fully compatible with the hub. The status sensor is strong and the allowable gap is large enough to give enough clearance for door movement and still be accurate.
    ALBERT T. -- san francisco, CA   10/9/2013
    Very easy to install and get it starts to work. The only problem was this unit needs a dual band adapter to make it works if your hub is under different electrical circuit.
    ALEX -- columbus, OH   10/4/2013
    I have 2 of these Works great, but one of the units sensor had an error and thought it was not within contact, so I thought my garage door was open in the middle of the night. Had not happened since.
    JAMES -- reno, NV   10/3/2013
    so far ok,
    JOHN -- damascus, MD   9/5/2013
    Works as expected, and provides a way to let service personnel access to our vacation home.


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