So I just installed a liftmaster gate which is compatible with My Q. I've connected the gate to the My Q Lite app in HE and created several automations to enable automatic opening etc...
The one thing I am looking to accomplish is to create a call-box using a button or through a keypad. I have wifi at the gate but I seriously doubt I have zigbee or z-wave.
Question Does anyone know of a relatively inexpensive device that I can attach which would allow a person to press a single button and get an alert to my smartphone. I've thought of a flic but it operates on BT and I think the range may be prohibitive and I also think Z-wave/Zigbee would be range prohibitive.
If you have power (5v) at the button location, you can just build a box with a doorbell button on the outside and an ESP8266 (wifi enabled) on the inside. Load it with Hubduino software and you can have a device in HE which will change status when someone pushes the button. HE can then alert you through one of the standard Notification devices. There is a deep sleep mode on ESP devices which may let you get away with running it on battery.
How far are we talking? I have a button 75 feet or so from the house in a package box and it works fine.
If you wanna go crazy with it I'm getting one for my wife, she has been asking for a gate for years. It coming with this unit for guest access. NOT A CHEEP OPTION.
I know that has it's own app and will not integrate with HE. The gate installer is inculding a z-wave dry contact for HE automation control.
So I am thinking of a budget in the $100 range... not the $1,500 range. My use case is quite simple, press the button and ping the phone. That's it.
Ring door bell $99 ping phone, two-way audio, video, water proof. done! lol
On my Liftmaster Gate I use a Nest Doorbell. Someone rings at my gate and all my sonos speakers go off. I have just like you the MyQ ported over to my HE hubs, and then I use Sharptools for a nice panel for around the house. In addition I have a pedestrian gate that is smaller. I use a Zwave plug controller on that, and a magnetic lock on it. When someone wants in, I just turn off the power to the magnetic lock. The lock also has a keypad, there are many on Amazon. But I guess if you don't want a video doorbell and just want something simple, get a Hue Button and link it to a Sonos speaker inside as a doorbell, and also as a pop up on your phone when it's pressed. If range is an issue for the zwave, get a 2nd Hubitat hub and use Hublink to bring it to the main hub, you can locate the 2nd HE hub closer to the gate.
Ring doorbell did the trick. Runs on batteries and integrated with homebridge as well.
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