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Trying to make my old school garage door openers "smart" has left me with a multi-year-long nightmare of different solutions that never all worked properly. Today, we fix it for good with the help of HomeAssistant and Pulseway.
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  • Ados
    Ados34 นาทีที่ผ่านมา

    Great video guys but you really need a disclaimer for UNRAID. I have been using Home Assistant on UNRAID for ages, if you use the Core edition you greatly limit your expandability in future. That's because HA Core is the bottom level for features, then HA Supervisor and finally HA OS. HA Core - docker ready but missing features including the big one, store add-ons. HS Supervisor - for systems with an OS i.e. Linux, Pi and contains all the features HA OS - for those wanting a VM with an OS only for HA to reduce overhead (basically HS Supervisor + minimal OS) If you want to take your automation to the next level with MQTT and other protocols you need add-ons which cannot be installed on HA Core. While you can transfer 70% of your configuration its not a 1:1 so if you thinking of going down the HA yellow brick road, advised to avoid core. Please get this to the top please to help others :)

  • EdgyShooter
    EdgyShooter19 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    With how often my Google assistant randomly wakes up and hears stuff my doors would be opening and closing every five minutes 😅

  • GiG DaDDy
    GiG DaDDy21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา

    Can I get 16:56 of my life back?

  • Chad Henwick
    Chad Henwickวันที่ผ่านมา

    Literally just solved the issue with a bit of a better solution. Would have done this video differently

  • William Mills
    William Mills2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Talk about apple home for the win

  • Hangman official
    Hangman official2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Shoulda asked Michael Reeves for help.

    FLIPxBEAR2 วันที่ผ่านมา

    If someone breaks into your car to steal your garage door opener and knows where you live. You got bigger problems. If you are that paranoid. Hide the fob in the engine bay. Take it out of there before you start your car. Lol

  • Idk Anymore
    Idk Anymore3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You could also, (and I know this may be asking a bit much), just turn off your auto wifi connection and disconnect before getting into your car. And double check you haven’t reenabled auto connect before coming home. No IP change if you hold cell signal at all times

  • Sean Yem
    Sean Yem3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    "Ooooh The ZigBee!"

  • Titus Overmyer
    Titus Overmyer3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Sadly, almost everything is trying to go the subscription route. You can't just own anything anymore....

  • James Last
    James Last3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    KISS>>>>"Keep it simple, stupid."

  • TheMrTape
    TheMrTape3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    6:40 Could fix that by adding a 1-10kohm resistor from the green wire to negative, or to positive in the rare case it's a PNP transistor. Wont break it to find out by trial and error.

  • Tech Yeet
    Tech Yeet3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Try using one of those button pressers with Bluetooth so you can just press a button on a remote.

  • Robert Coffey
    Robert Coffey4 วันที่ผ่านมา

    A warning for people who are interested in a career in IT: the title of this video is very apt. Nothing EVER works. Or if it does, don't expect it to do so consistently. Also, if something in the software is broken, it's either Java or DNS. Or Certificates that expired. Fucking Java.

  • ron baer
    ron baer5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    ifttt screwed everything by make it a pay to use

  • bobyboy
    bobyboy6 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You know I bought the separate My Q hub and transmitter and set it up in my garage to work with my 80’s era garage door so I could open it with Alexa over a year ago.... only problem I ever had was when I forgot to change the credentials when I swapped routers but a hard reset and 15 mins to set it back up worked great. With that being said I’ve been considering the home assistant docker for my unraid system but have heard it’s a nightmare to get up and running. Would you say it is any easier or harder than setting up unraid itself or other dockers such as plex and makMKV?

  • Glory Hold
    Glory Hold7 วันที่ผ่านมา

    They have door openers that are credit card sized for ur ridge wallet also ones that attach to your key ring your creating a non existing issue to solve for the sake of coolness

  • Jay Mosshart
    Jay Mosshart8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    That does not look like a Linus solder job.

  • EchoConstellation
    EchoConstellation8 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Get the MyQ, then block it from WAN access. Then use HomeKit natively or HomeAssistant to trigger it when out of the house. That solution is free, and avoids any “updates” from Chamberlain. Siri or the Home app happily handle my garage door without the garage door having any WAN access. HomeKit is free, an AppleTV or iPad handles the hub task, and securely provides external access.

  • Curtis B
    Curtis B9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @9:50 - was typing that you need to look at Home Assistant but then..

  • Peeple Eeter
    Peeple Eeter9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wouldn't a casing with copper shielding block the frequency that was activating the garage door randomly? I know this works with guitars and distortion feedback, but idk about much else. I play guitar fast, I'm no scientist. Lol

  • Clifford W Crawford
    Clifford W Crawford9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Raspberry Pi much?

  • Clifford W Crawford
    Clifford W Crawford9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What has home automation become? We never had this kind of headaches in the early 2000s.

  • CL1909
    CL19099 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I bought two Meross garage door openers with google assitant and HomeKit comparability. So far no problems and has worked very well!

  • Hey Jamie
    Hey Jamie9 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I can’t even express how infuriated I am when something doesn’t just WORK. Or when something simple is entirely maddening. Like FCKING HOSES!!!

  • Skywind
    Skywind10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Hmmm. Linus doesn't want to pay subscription fees, but is sponsored by a subscription model service..... granted pulseway's pricing model makes sense given what they are providing, just kinda funny

  • Mazen
    Mazen10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    my dad just has a code paper or something on his front glass and the sensor opens the door whenever it sees the correct code

  • Crimson Fhang
    Crimson Fhang10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    you dont like the wireless buttons in your car because they are a security risk? and your using home brew wireless home automation with a server. give a hacker 5 minutes at most and they're in. Nothing wireless is secure, being a tech guru you should already know this.

  • Ivan Fazekas
    Ivan Fazekas10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Almost sounds like Scotty Kilmer. (Lovem both)

  • CowPat101 _
    CowPat101 _10 วันที่ผ่านมา

    The next video should’ve been I moved house.

  • Digital Insan1ty
    Digital Insan1ty11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    ye going IFTTT was the bad real bad here. I decided long ago it's no good using something proprietary for the main controlling hub and something self hosted like homeassistant or openhab is the solution

  • gadjetsvideo
    gadjetsvideo11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It looks like your EMC problem was happening because you put your external relay contacts across the switch that triggered the base of a transistor (or the gate of a FET) , maybe they left off the pull up resistor from the circuit which made the transistor very sensitive to induced currents from electrical noise. Check for the pull-up and if there isn't one then try adding a 4K7 from the green wire to the circuit supply voltage, this will then "de-sensitise" the transistor. You could also try winding your purple and green wires together to form a twisted pair which will help to cancel out any common mode induced interference.

  • TapesNstuffS
    TapesNstuffS11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Radio remote master race. No software glitchy crap. People can steal your phone too and get much more info about you than a random remote that nobody knows which garage you own.

  • Arun Kanjoor
    Arun Kanjoor11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    in india we dont have a garage so im really sorry but i think you are getting angry over a very first world problem lol XD

  • Kuroji
    Kuroji11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    But they moved right?

  • Mummified Tony
    Mummified Tony11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Can this voice command work when you tap the voice button on Android Auto?

  • tobsam
    tobsam11 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ummm... So, I use IFTTT to forward Alexa commands to a Raspberry Pi, which then controls a bunch of stuff in my room. But I am also limited by the 3 recipes without the subscription. Well... It turns out, that you can just use multiple accounts and connect them to the same amazon account - so my Alexa can run as many IFTTT triggers as it wants to. I just have to create a new account for every 3 triggers.

  • Mendo D's Oregon Back Roads
    Mendo D's Oregon Back Roads12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What about just using the garage door buttons built into the mirror? That seems a lot easier than asking Google to do it.

  • navry01
    navry0112 วันที่ผ่านมา

    HAHA! Now the classic about printers! :D

  • ps
    ps12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    LMAO, Here Linus from Brittanica - Diminishing returns, also called law of diminishing returns or principle of diminishing marginal productivity, economic law stating that if one input in the production of a commodity is increased while all other inputs are held fixed, a point will eventually be reached at which additions of the input yield progressively smaller, or diminishing, increases in output. Just get the car remotes for that specific GDO if their app bites...

  • Sillyhatday
    Sillyhatday12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Imagine having to pay a monthly subscription to control your garage door.... "You didn't pay this month, so you can't get your car out of your garage"

  • Steve DOES
    Steve DOES12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Home Assistant! Hooome Assistant! -Paul Hibbert

  • ZaBiMaRuSz
    ZaBiMaRuSz12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i loved this video, is the most 1rst world problem i ever seen, thanks guys

  • David Herrera
    David Herrera12 วันที่ผ่านมา

    It feels like $1/mo is more valuable than all the struggles in hindsight

  • Titus Overmyer

    Titus Overmyer

    3 วันที่ผ่านมา

    He went that route and it didn't offer all the functionality

  • osito021
    osito02112 วันที่ผ่านมา

    My system is by far better and superior than yours. When I come home and park on my driveway, I get out of my vehicle and physically open the garage door, park my vehicle inside and then physically close the garage door myself at the end of the day. Far less complicated, more secured and above all, effective. Problem solved.

  • Paul humphreys
    Paul humphreys13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    i bet all the messing about has cost you more than $1 a month (muppet)

  • Kourosh Tavangar
    Kourosh Tavangar13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Wow your hair is so clean today 😅😂love it 🤩

  • Jack Sommers
    Jack Sommers13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the lift master ones actually are serial busses and they sell an adapter to use normal contacts

  • StapleCactus
    StapleCactus13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I'm assuming the fob in car idea is bad because someone could break into the car and steal it? Is that what you're worried about? Doesn't seem like an issue if you don't get your car broken into. Of course, I have old cars no one cares about and I'm not well known enough for people to spot me from my car and target me.

  • Andrei Palcu
    Andrei Palcu13 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This video: Nothing EVER works!!!1!!1!!11!!111!!!!! Next video: Download a better GPU!!!11! | This method REALLY WORKS!!!11!!!111!!!!1!!!

  • Venu2HD
    Venu2HD14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    never gettin tired of that intro

  • Tafellappen
    Tafellappen14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Imagine just hiding the fob in your car. I hide it so good even i cant find it when i get home

  • DeanRendar84
    DeanRendar8414 วันที่ผ่านมา

    the mech tech (relays) always gets preferred over the pcb tech, even though its primitive and doesn't look much, those in the know taught me that. consistent reliability wins over people

  • 352GNV
    352GNV14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I don't know how your wife puts up with your stubbornness

  • MetallicBlade
    MetallicBlade14 วันที่ผ่านมา

    K.I.S.S., Linus. I bet you, the old one still worked better (Until it died) than this modern crap. Good way to open up extra network vulnerabilities. Not very _smart_ now, huh?

  • Mohammed Armaan
    Mohammed Armaan15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    A fucking server to open a garage door

  • cybernessful
    cybernessful15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I don't get it. Why is a fob less secure than what you install on your iPhone?

  • Benji Daniel
    Benji Daniel15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Funny how people will spend many hours of their own time to avoid paying a small subscription fee. Like is your own time worthless?

  • MetroDubsCo
    MetroDubsCo15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    you see the security issue with a door fob in the car.. but not one where anyone can ask google to "OPEN GARAGE DOOR"?

  • Erez Engler
    Erez Engler15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Chamberlain just fixed the ip address problem a few days ago.

  • Daniel's Game Vault
    Daniel's Game Vault15 วันที่ผ่านมา thanks. Just keep your fob :)) The cost+time of all that probably outweighs the results.....

  • Swedishmanintheworld
    Swedishmanintheworld15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    missed opportunity to just call the home assistant Jarvis...

  • SillySnowFox
    SillySnowFox15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Can Home Assistant be used with a local DNS entry? Or does it need to be a public address?

  • I_love_rec_room
    I_love_rec_room15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I honestly can't believe you're raging over 1$ a month like Geez

  • Mihai Craciun
    Mihai Craciun15 วันที่ผ่านมา

    11:47 money laundering definition, lol

  • Tom Cruz
    Tom Cruz15 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Andres Cabezas
    Andres Cabezas16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    .. Now you add a nodered instance tazmota for your sonoff stuff and the stars are your limits.. Btw you can use the direct app if google assistant stops.

  • Eryk Sokolowski
    Eryk Sokolowski16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    @linus have you ever heard of a switch BOT

  • ChevySpeed724
    ChevySpeed72416 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Or maybe...just MAYBE...don't leave the opener remote in your car and take it in with you just like you do your car keys. Good lord, this cat loves making his life more complicated than it needs to be. At least he can make some money out of it with a video though lol

  • PotatoesTakeL's
    PotatoesTakeL's16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Watching this is just like watching a grown baby cry about how his mom kicked them out

  • waddup
    waddup16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is better than most comedy movies from 2019-2021

  • Jankubist Jk
    Jankubist Jk16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Use a raspberry pi that connects to google and a servo motor which presses the button on the switch

  • Justin Francis
    Justin Francis16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    What's worse than a non functioning garage door? Using Roundup, for anything... I see it there on your shelf.

  • Franklin Oliver
    Franklin Oliver16 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I love how Linus admits he was too lazy to install an opener himself so he called a company and they only offered the one, and when that one particular installer turned out to have wireless switches, instead of saying "okay i will buy a new one and just do what i was going to do before", he just adds as much extra shit pretty much as possible until eventually things are working as he imagined in his head. LOL

  • Sjon Huisman
    Sjon Huisman17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    At 6:53 you can actually see the frustration (exhaustion) in his eyes.

  • Car Parking Multiplayer
    Car Parking Multiplayer17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why don’t you make an opener with a Raspberri Pi?

  • David Mooney
    David Mooney17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I just bought a used 2002 lexus and it synched right up with my 80s garage door. Proves that nothing is better than a cheap old toyota.

  • Knight
    Knight17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I would have just stuck on a switchbot. Or soldered those relay cables to a hacked up wireless door opener.

  • Cossak Rose
    Cossak Rose17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Jeez... It's almost like these unnecessary janky internet-of-things home crap... are unnecessary and janky! Maybe having EVERYTHING connected to your phone/internet is more trouble than it's worth!

  • Henry Ledbetter
    Henry Ledbetter17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    How many nmap scans has that domain gotten in the last two weeks lol... I know at least one person definitely did

  • William Randol
    William Randol17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Having this same setup myself... there is still one gotcha too look out for... if you have the garage door open, and close it from the app... if something triggers the safety trigger like say a stray cat running out of the garage, you cannot close the door until you get back to the house and press the switch.

  • Mako
    Mako17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Always makes me feel happy when I see he's still daily driving the same phone as me.

  • HungarianManbeast
    HungarianManbeast17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Actually you can wire all your servers and computers into Home Assistant and it can do all that pulseway can. Sorry Linus :D

  • Steven V
    Steven V17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    You could try homelink (if its built into your car) for a happy medium :/

  • M A
    M A17 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Waste of time and money fir a system that makes you more vulnerable then ever. IoT is dangerous. It’s reckless surrender of privacy AND security for comfort. No thank you.

  • 11pixels
    11pixels18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    just get a Fingerbot

  • bluehawk232
    bluehawk23218 วันที่ผ่านมา

    So he didn't want a subscription but bought a domain?

  • Christopher Martin
    Christopher Martin18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Or, shield the wires.

  • Qimodis
    Qimodis18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    your car is unprotected?

  • Qimodis
    Qimodis18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    9:14 any statistics? also isn't it worse to havee everything depend on ur home?

  • Snowysnoozledo
    Snowysnoozledo18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    you replaced you wap huh?

  • Havens
    Havens18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Honestly shocked that you mentioned HASS - that's what I've been using for years. Thank you for using it in the video!

  • nuttyest
    nuttyest18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Why not have the old one fixed ? Would also be an interesting video.

  • jadonv
    jadonv18 วันที่ผ่านมา

  • M A
    M A18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Button. Remote. Why waste time, money, energy for a system that 1) is monitored by a tech giant (Google Assist), and 2) vulnerable to multiple avenues of intrusion. Yes an old RF system is vulnerable to RF attacks. But it’s not online. And if you build this server and run multiple things in your house on it...congrats. All of those devices are now vulnerable.

  • Alexandre
    Alexandre18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    I dont get why Linus didn't just changed the module from the wall mounted controller to the opener itself

  • tarre tan
    tarre tan18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Stepless motor Arduino Couple sensors Neckbeard Google honom assignments

  • tarre tan

    tarre tan

    18 วันที่ผ่านมา


  • Samuel Beeson
    Samuel Beeson18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Ahhhhhh first world problems

  • Tony Marshall
    Tony Marshall18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    This is insanely over complicated. He could have just bypassed the motor driver in the unit itself with a wifi enabled relay. Instead of hacking the button, hack the motor. This all could have been achieved with an arduino and a couple of shields...

  • István Dósa
    István Dósa18 วันที่ผ่านมา

    in the 80's we had "self-operated" metal gates here in hungary