Insteon Garage Door Control & Status Kit

Insteon 74551 Garage Door Control & Status Kit

Remotely Monitor and Operate Your Garage Door Via Your Insteon Network
  • Open and close your garage from your smartphone - requires Insteon Hub
  • Can be used with an Insteon Hub however the included IOLinc module communicates via powerline only, so you may need a Range Extender or other dual-band Insteon devices*
  • For control from an Insteon Mini Remote, you will need a Range Extender or other dual-band Insteon devices*
  • Includes sensors that provide status on whether the garage door is open or closed
  • Compatible with traditional 2-wire garage openers only - if your garage control button features a display panel, this kit is not compatible
* The included Insteon IOLinc module communicates over powerline only, which may cause issues if you are trying to remotely operate your garage from Insteon devices on a different electrical phase (circuit) or from a Mini Remote. We recommended adding a Range Extender on the same phase to bridge the IOLinc module with Insteon RF-only or Dual-band devices.

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  • 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 garage door.


    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.

    Features Expand

    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.

    Features Camera

    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

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  • General
    Manufacturer Insteon
    Manufacturer Product No. 74551
    UPC 718122393213
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    Easy Install Review by Gary
    Easy Install

    The Install was easy. My garage is detached and about 30 yards from the house so using my multi keypad I can open the garage from the house instead of walking down to the garage. I can also check to see if I've left it open.

    Posted on 11/27/2018

    No more heating the driveway! Review by Rusty
    No more heating the driveway!

    This product works flawlessly, if the proper setup is utilized. It takes a little time to physically install and some more tinkering in the program. However, now I can see when the garage is opened/closed and close remotely if left open. The garage heater is designed to heat the garage, not the driveway.

    Posted on 11/6/2018

    Works perfectly! Review by Naz
    Works perfectly!

    Easy to install and add to my Insteon Hub. No additional extender or equipment needed. Now can check from anywhere if we left the garage door open. I also programmed a button on one of my Insteon KeyPad Contoller to turn on if garage door sensor is open. I can also press that same button to close the door. My garage door opener is a Chamberlain LiftMaster Elite Series.

    Posted on 9/19/2018

    No support for Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa Review by Raymond
    No support for Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa

    It work fine with the App but no support for Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa!
    I hope Insteon will add support soon!
    Also, alert when the door is open on specific time (night) will be nice!

    Posted on 9/18/2018

    Be carefull Review by Newbully
    Be carefull

    I use it with an ISY994i. The 2450 is in the garage which is 12F right now (Wisconsin). -8F outside. Still works. I will consider to mount the 2450 inside the house. Had this for 4 years now. Another reviewer wired it into a remote which is a good option. Once you start playing with this type of thing you should be technically savvy. If you are playing with your phone, you could open the door unintentionally, or if there is an issue with the ISY994, you could be out of town and see your garage door open after a week of business travel. The Garage door is the biggest gateway to your residence. Just saying.

    Posted on 12/28/2017

    Garage Door Control & Status Kit Review by EC
    Garage Door Control & Status Kit

    Garage door kit installed easily. Status light in Insteon Hub app on iOS was not matching door open and close status. It even showed different status on 2 different iOS devices. Called support, who recommended I purchase a Range Extender ($40). I told him I saw no reason to purchase a range extender as the opener did open and close, it was the status indicator that was incorrect. I have used an X10 opener here for years but the relay finally gave up. Eventually we decided to reset the unit,which we did several times and still no luck. He told me he would escalate the issue and call me back the next day. In the meantime I performed 2 more factory resets, the last time waiting 10 minutes before re-installing it on the hub and iOS app. It now worked. I have never had a follow up from Smarthome / Insteon. I have been a customer for over 20 years. I have had X10 devices and controllers for over 30 years. Customer service really needs to be upped guys. Otherwise the gear is generally very good.

    Posted on 12/10/2017

    Works, but could use some improvement... Review by waskomatic
    Works, but could use some improvement...

    Install was easy and works to open and close the door. In the app, I can see the status of door (open or closed), but automation is lacking.

    I would like to be able to get an alert if it's open for more than a specified time or after a specified hour. Currently, the only way I have been able to find to do this is to open the app and look.

    Hopefully an update is coming soon.

    Posted on 8/6/2017

    works well but high infant mortality Review by pilotgeek
    works well but high infant mortality

    I purchased two of these. One died with a freakish failed N/O. N/C was still perfectly fine. In their defense, Smarthome got me a new one quickly it appears to work well.

    Posted on 8/3/2017

    Garage Door using Alexa Review by Tom
    Garage Door using Alexa

    As far as I can see the 74551 Garage door opener kit works, but is not compatible with Alexa.
    I wasted my time and money.

    Posted on 7/9/2017

    Works, but not easy or intuitive Review by Paul
    Works, but not easy or intuitive

    Installing the hardware is a snap. Adding the controller to the hub is a snap. Getting everything configured and working is no simple task. Do you want to configure for latching or momentary? Off closes relay or on? Or On or Off closes relay? Should the sensor trigger the relay? Should you check the sensor before triggering? When you get it working in the Android or Windows app it basically shows up as an On/Off switch. Do you turn it on to open the door, or off?

    You can use the app to "monitor" if your door is open. You open the app, wait for the hub to scan all the components (which can take a while) navigate to the garage door item. In Windows and Android, I get the status, "Relay Open, Sensor Closed". That means the garage is down. There's a way to have it send alerts when opened or closed, but I haven't figured that out yet. I have the device set to On or OFF closes relay, so how do I configure On alerts or Off alerts to tell me anything other than the garage door did something?

    I love the convenience, but software side of the Insteon stuff is just not intuitive. From the screenshots, it looks like the iOS apps do a better job. I'm not sure why the other platforms don't get the same experience. You should be able to tell the app that you are using this controller for a garage door. Then you could have an icon of a garage door up or down to show you status. The details of each of each setting could be pre-configured for a garage door use, or at least simplified with language that makes sense for a garage door and not an on off switch.

    Posted on 4/17/2017

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    • 1x - I/O Linc
    • 1x - 30 Foot 2 Conductor, 22-Gauge/AWG Interconnect Wire, White
    • 1x - 10 Foot 2 Conductor, 22-Gauge/AWG Interconnect Wire, White
    • 1x - 1.5mm flathead screwdriver
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