It started with run of the mill motion sensing flood lights that would turn on at night when we pulled into the drive way.
Next came a series of upgrades to smart lights (Phillips HUE... awesome system especially for older homes that can’t use WiFi wall switches), inside and out that turn on lights from sunset to sunrise so we never come home to a dark house.
Adding motion sensors and tweaking the routines, the driveway lights go from accent lights to full bright and back again when we get home. Walking into the garage, lights come on automatically.
Then the WiFi enabled garage door openers were added (Liftmaster) and the phone app proved hella useful.... Did the boy leave the garage door open again? We can check history to see when he comes home at night We can open the door remotely if someone forgets a key.
This weekend the MyQ Home Bridge was added and we have Apple HomeKit integration. Now I can say “Hey, Siri! Get in the kitchen and bake me a pie. Oh, and tell me if the garage doors are open.”
Anyone else having fun with (and enjoying the functionality of) automating their garage? What systems are you using?
#AMA anything about HUE or MyQ.