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INSTEON 74551 Garage Door Control & Status Kit

Remotely Monitor and Operate Your Garage Door Via Your INSTEON Network
  • 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

Item #: 74551

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$79.99
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  • What's Included
  • 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.

    Caution:
    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.


    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:
  • Specifications

    Brand: INSTEON
    Manufacturer Product No.: 74551 - I/O Linc - INSTEON Garage Door Control & Status Kit
    UPC: 718122393213
    Components:
    • 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


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    Not compatible with LiftyMaster 8500 Review by Slick
    Not compatible with LiftyMaster 8500
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    I just bought an Liftmaster 8500, unfortunately it's not compatible with the I/O linc. I was really sad as I cannot open my door with my insteon home automation. :o((

    Posted on 9/10/2014

    Review of 74551 Review by JAMES
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    Installation was easy. I have used other magnetic proximity devices in the past, and I've never seen anything work as well as these do. Setup was quick. I'm very pleased with them.

    Posted on 8/10/2014

    Review of 74551 Review by MARVIN
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    Works as advertised

    Posted on 7/16/2014

    Review of 74551 Review by R. Schnier
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    This is an update to my earlier review where some of the parts were missing from the unit I purchased, most importantly the magnet bar half of the door sensor.

    I contacted Smarthome to return the unit that was missing some parts and the person on the phone was very helpful and issued me an RMA with return postage. It's been several weeks since they received the returned unit they even sent me a confirmation but I still haven't seen the actual refund posted to my CC account; hopefully soon.

    In the meantime, I found that for most applications, you're better off purchasing just an I/O Linc by itself, along with Smarthome Item # 7040, a normally-OPEN not normally closed as in this kit magnetic contact switch by Seco-Larm, and whatever length of two-conductor wire you need for connecting the I/O Linc to the contact switch and to your door opener. You save a lot of money this way, and also avoid the problem that other folks have mentioned where the I/O Linc reports incorrect status when queried by home automation controllers like the ISY series.

    Posted on 7/9/2014

    Review of 74551 Review by B
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    I bought two of these. Installed the first one without any issues. The second one was installed exactly the same way as the first one, on the same brand same generation garage door opener. Only this time, once installed, the wall mounted push button door opener did not work. I contacted Tech support and he suggested sending a replacement unit and did so. When the replacement unit arrived and swapped out, I had the same issue. I called Tech support again and this time, the person suggested checking the settings on the newest unit and comparing it with the settings on the unit that was working. Sure enough one of the settings was different and that was the difference.. Once I changed the settings, the unit worked properly. Wish the Tech guy I spoke to first suggested that, it would have saved me time and effort and Smarthome the cost of shipping the replacement unit to me the other one back as it was undoubtably the same issue... all good now

    Posted on 7/2/2014

    Review of 74551 Review by RICHARD
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    I have an older garage door opener and this does work. I mounted the sensor on the side. Connected right away to the hub and simply works.

    Posted on 7/2/2014

    Review of 74551 Review by B GEOFFREY
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    I bought two of these. Installed the first one without any issues. The second one was installed exactly the same way as the first one, on the same brand same generation garage door opener. Only this time, once installed, the wall mounted push button door opener did not work. I contacted Tech support and he suggested sending a replacement unit and did so. When the replacement unit arrived and swapped out, I had the same issue. I called Tech support again and this time, the person suggested checking the settings on the newest unit and comparing it with the settings on the unit that was working. Sure enough one of the settings was different and that was the difference.. Once I changed the settings, the unit worked properly. Wish the Tech guy I spoke to first suggested that, it would have saved me time and effort and Smarthome the cost of shipping the replacement unit to me the other one back as it was undoubtably the same issue... all good now

    Posted on 7/2/2014

    Review of 74551 Review by Richard
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    This product works great! I only had 2 issues which were fixed quickly. First the instruction are not that clear but I was able to get through them. Second as others users, it did not interface directly with my Chamberlain door control. Chamberlain was no help at all. But after checking I found that I could solder two wires across the button in the Chamberlain controller to make it work. It does void the Chamberlain warranty but that was gone many years ago. So now I can control and monitor the door from my bedroom keypad or phone.

    Posted on 6/13/2014

    Review of 74551 Review by R.
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    A careless employee packed it wrong -- it was missing the magnet bar for the magnetic sensor and both of the spacers for the magnetic sensors. Also was missing the 1.5 mm screwdriver but I could have lived with that.

    Sigh. This one gets a poor rating; if the next one was packed correctly and it works, I'll give it a decent rating.

    Posted on 6/11/2014

    Review of 74551 Review by R. Schnier
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    A careless employee packed it wrong -- it was missing the magnet bar for the magnetic sensor and both of the spacers for the magnetic sensors. Also was missing the 1.5 mm screwdriver but I could have lived with that.

    Sigh. This one gets a poor rating; if the next one was packed correctly and it works, I'll give it a decent rating.

    Posted on 6/11/2014

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