I thought I would share my experiences with trying to find a garage door opener I could control remotely away from home.
I have a Marentec 4500 garage door opener and I love it as its the quietest garage door opener I have ever heard. Its in perfect working condition. Unfortunately its not on the MyQ compatibility list. The whole brand does not seem to be compatible. Why, I do not know as it has electric safety eyes. I have 2 garage doors I need controlled.
First I bought the GoControl/Linear GD00Z-4 Z-Wave Garage Door Opener . Hookup was easy, and it easily hooked up to my 2Gig system. Problem is, ADC does not support it so all you could do is control it via your panel. Should have searched the forums first!
I returned it and looked at the Chamberlin Internet Gateway. Looks like it would work with anything as you simply replace your manual garage door switches with theirs and the internet gateway talks to it. Upon further reading it would seem like it only works with Chameberline or Liftmaster Garage Door openers.
So I read the forums here and there is a post about using the Linear MDRU modules with garage door openers that are not on the compatibility list with MyQ. The Universal Hub communicates with the MDRU and the MDRU is hardwired into the door contacts of your garage door opener. I thought I was free and clear.
Problem is the MDRU’s are subject to all kinds of interference including electrical. I could not stop the interference as indicated by a flashing LED. I even went to the furthest point away from my garage where there was electricity and there was still interference.
So unless someone corrects me, I think I am out of luck at this point in time.
I was soooo close!