The Open-Source myQ Alternative

The Open-Source myQ Alternative

Elevate Your Garage Automation with Konnected's GDO blaQ

The demand for a reliable alternative for smart home integration in the garage has surged after myQ's decision to block smart home platforms and the ensuing frustration among its customer base. In response to this growing need in the market, Konnected’s GDO blaQ has emerged as a compelling solution specifically designed to fill the gap that the Chamberlain Group has recently created. As discontented myQ users and smart home installers search for alternatives, the GDO blaQ aims to stand out by meeting stringent safety requirements and seamlessly integrating with various smart home platforms. 

Compatibility and Installation Simplicity

One of the standout features of Konnected's Smart Garage Door Opener blaQ is its compatibility with Chamberlain/LiftMaster garage door openers featuring Security+ 2.0 technology identified by the yellow learn button, including those equipped with myQ built-in. Thanks to open-source software libraries that can read data directly from the garage opener, the simplicity of installation is remarkable, requiring only three wires to be connected to the existing garage opener motor unit and powers up using an included power adapter. 

Intelligent Operation

Setting the blaQ apart from the competition is its ability to open and close the garage door and provide real-time door status directly from the unit, eliminating the need for additional sensors. It goes beyond conventional garage door openers by enabling precise control over door positions, allowing users to set specific opening levels, such as 10%. The device also oversees the garage door opener light and obstruction sensor status, providing comprehensive oversight and control.

Advanced Features for Enhanced Security and Automation

Konnected's Smart Garage Door Opener offers a range of advanced features to elevate security and automation. It includes motion detection capabilities, provided that a wall control panel with a built-in motion detector (such as the 889LM) is present. The wireless remote lock-out capability automates the disabling and enabling of wireless remotes, enabling enhanced security that you can set and forget.

Seamless Smart Home Integration

Konnected provides seamless integration into smart home ecosystems with compatibility with SmartThings, Alexa, Home Assistant, and Hubitat. The device is built upon open-source technology, including ESPHome firmware and ratgdo software libraries, has an open REST-based API, and the firmware is published open-source on GitHub. Konnected has also developed a cloud connector for ESPHome, enabling effortless integration with SmartThings, Alexa, and other cloud-based platforms and value-added services in the future.

Future-Proof With Matter Support Coming

The Smart Garage Door Opener blaQ by Konnected is future-proof, with plans to upgrade to Matter capability, the emerging smart home standard. Matter promises secure and local integration with major smart home platforms, including Apple HomeKit, Google Home, Amazon Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, Home Assistant, Hubitat, and Homey Pro. Although Matter doesn't currently support garage door opener device types, Konnected is committed to supporting this game-changing standard on all GDOv2 models, ensuring your investment stays at the forefront of technological advancements.

Note: While Konnected's Garage Door Opener is not (yet) Matter certified, individuals and businesses can join the early-access program to stay informed about the latest developments and upgrades.

Take Back Control of Your Smart Home 

In summary, Konnected's Smart Garage Door Opener blaQ makes the game-changing GDO-interfacing technology enjoyed by the open-source community accessible to consumers and installers alike. With its unparalleled compatibility, ease of installation, and advanced features, it establishes itself as the ultimate upgrade from the restrictive myQ platform, promising businesses an exceptional offering to meet the growing demands of smart home enthusiasts.

Konnected is currently accepting pre-orders for the GDO blaQ with expected shipping dates in March 2024.

MyQ and Security+ 2.0 are registered trademarks of the Chamberlain Group.

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