Insteon Garage Door Control & Status Kit
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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
*Works with most standard garage door motors that provide a contact closure input as a trigger. Systems that have a built-in WiFi connection (such as MyQ) may not be compatible. Refer to your garage door motor instructions or call Smarthome for assistance in determining compatibility with your motor.


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  • What's Included

  • Remotely monitor and control your garage door

    Know if you accidentally left the garage door open and remotely close it if necessary. When the Insteon Garage Control & Status Kit is used with the Insteon Hub, you will always know whether you forgot to close the door to the garage.

    Remote Control

    Whether for convenience or security, your smart phone and tablet allow you to control your garage door from anywhere you may be through the Insteon App.

    Instant Alert

    With Insteon Garage Door Control & Status Kit, you can receive instant alerts via email or notifications the moment the door is opened. Requires the Insteon Hub and a home internet connection.

    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.

    Add a WiFi Camera to Your Network

    Set up a WiFi Camera in your garage to provide you with 24/7 surveillance of your vehicles by viewing it via your smartphone or tablet and then close (or open) your garage door from the same screen.

    How It Works

    I/O Linc's output relay wires to your garage door motor just like your existing button, allowing you to remotely operate your garage. The included garage door sensor mounts to the garage door and is wired directly to I/O Linc's sensor input. Receive instant alerts when using the Insteon Hub (sold separately).

    Perfect for:

    Garage Doors

  • Specifications

    Brand: Insteon
    Manufacturer Product No.: 74551 - I/O Linc - Insteon Garage Door Control & Status Kit
    UPC: 718122393213
    • 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 1 - 10 of 156

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    Not Compatible With Chamberlin Openers Review by Bob
    Not Compatible With Chamberlin Openers

    I bought this unit to use with the garage door opener in my new house. Due to a delayed closing and business travel requirements, it took a few month's before I could get around to installing it. The unit was listed as compatible with all newer garage door openers, however, after installing it and trouble shooting it became apparent that it was not compatible with the Chamberlin MyQ systems. It's too late to return it so I'm stuck with it. At least now they added a note to the item indicating it may not be compatible with newer openes

    Posted on 7/9/2016

    Works Great Review by JEFF
    Works Great

    I installed this in about 20 minutes on my 4 year old Liftmaster garage door opener and immediately started using it with my ISY controller. Works great!

    Posted on 7/1/2016

    Good but could be better. Review by yaplej
    Good but could be better.

    So this kit is good but they could have made it great if the reed switch was a Normally Closed switch instead of Normally Open.

    The problem is that the state of the switch is On when the garage door is closed instead of Off. It might not seems like a huge deal except in software like MobiLinc it makes the garage door appear Open instead of Closed.

    There is a software override to invert the sensor but it only works until the sensor is Queried. Trigger messages are inverted but queries always return the true value of the sensor.

    You can either use the software "Reverse Trigger" or get a "Normally Closed" reed switch. The reed switch included with this kit seems like a large, high quality switch that works with a decent amount of gap between the sensor and magnet. Unfortunately its not a dual function NC or NO switch. That would make this kit perfect.

    Maybe Insteon will update the kit to include a dual function reed switch with three connections. Unfortunately at this point it would have been easier and cost effective to just buy the I/O Linc and buy the correctly operating reed switch separate.

    I will be trying this one:
    Megatronix - MGT - Magnetic Reed Switch Sensor Normally Open (N/O) / Normally Closed (N/C)

    Look for one that will work with at least 1/2" gap between the sensor and magnet.

    Posted on 6/27/2016

    Great Product Review by Brian
    Great Product

    This worked as expected. I was able to connect it to my Universal Devices ISY hub and program it to a RemoteLinc Controller. I gave it 4 stars because I did not realize it is not "supposed to" work with multi-function switches. That being said, if you know what you are doing, you can wire it to the multi-function switch rather than the motor and get the same functionality.

    Posted on 5/25/2016

    Needed to Mod to work on new openers. Review by wired2work
    Needed to Mod to work on new openers.

    We recently move into a new house that I had new openers installed. The new openers switches are now longer standard N/O switches and are digital. My solution, since I have three doors, was to get another opener car remote, and add three pig tail wires to the switches that in the remote. Then connect those wires to the insteon modules. It works great, yes at some point I will need to change the battery, but it works..

    Posted on 1/15/2016

    Needs easily accessible documentation that applies specifically to this kit. Review by SteveM
    Needs easily accessible documentation that applies specifically to this kit.

    Saying that the IOLinc is among the most difficult to get setup correctly, is a huge understatement (from the Smarthome forum). It would be a great idea to have step by step instructions on how to set the device up, when using it as part of the 74551 Garage Door Control and Status kit. The Users manual points to a pdf that implies that it might be useful, but no such pdf was evident at the link that loaded.
    I'm using the UDI ISY-944i and have had to resort to hunting and searching for help on this forum and the ISY forum. Unfortunately, there is no clear solution and explanation, anywhere. They all result in similar problems. Specifically, the button on a KPL has to be pressed multiple times for it to Open and Close the Garage Door and to reflect the correct Door Status. Are we to assume that each new owner of this kit is to try every potential solution and hopefully eventually stumble upon one that works ?
    One would have to believe that it would be a great marketing tool to be able to assist the buyer with clear concise directions, for devices that are "complex". However, if frustration is the goal then this has been accomplished masterfully.

    Posted on 10/26/2015

    Great Product Review by Justin
    Great Product

    Works perfectly. Have it connected to an ISY and via Roomie.

    Posted on 5/30/2015

    status unknown Review by gary
    status unknown

    unable to control garage door with android. status always indicates "unknown".

    Posted on 5/16/2015


    I've ordered this product hoping to control my garage door. After going thru two sets, i have not been able to detected it the Insteon Hub. Calling support was no help. They told me it was a bug and several people have been calling in. Now i have to wait for them to update me if it even going to work.

    Smarthome response: Sorry for the inconvenience, Michael. Not sure which app you were running (OS) but a few releases have come out that should have addressed the issue.

    Posted on 4/27/2015

    Excellent product. Reliable Review by Vin
    Excellent product. Reliable

    I installed it a year ago on my gate about a year ago. Works perfect and reliable. I control it from my iPhone. My gate is over 200 feet away.

    Posted on 2/1/2015

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