[quote=“guessed, post:2, topic:170458”]Reading their site, this stuff comes across as a closed system, requiring users to go through their [Hosted] Portal to access the garage door. Unless they document a local-API option, it’s probably not going to be worthwhile going down this route.
ie. What happens when their [hosted] Portal system is down?
If the vendor is also willing to publish full, local-use, API specs that don’t require the [hosted] Portal, you may get some more bites. It also seems to require folks to replace their existing Door control unit with their 8360 (or similiar) which is about $300 in itself, and then there’s the yearly fee for ongoing use (per Amazon site)
Door opening/closing, along with the bits for sensing if it’s open, is a lot cheaper to retrofit to an existing door than that.[/quote]
I just purchased and installed the Liftmaster MyQ. To correct some misconceptions. My garage door open was purchased in 2007 and thus was not MYQ enabled. As a result I had to purchase a new opener wall/control panel (Liftmaster 888LM) and a gateway (828LM). Total investment less than $82. The system works well.
I can’t comment on the API. Perhaps Liftmaster is willing to release it. However, there is no yearly charge for on-going use.
It would be nice if we can integrate it with Vera.