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Garage Door Kit2

  • Question: What is the difference between the Garage Door Kit and the Garage Door Kit 2?

Answer:

There are four differences between garage door kit and garage door kit 2.

  1. the component – The garage door kit includes Garage Door Controller and Garage Door Sensor; the garage door kit 2 includes YoLink Finger and Garage Door Sensor 2.
  2. the compatibility – The Garage Door Controller is compatible with door openers manufactured after 1993 that utilize photoelectric sensors; YoLink Finger is 100% compatible with all types of garage door openers.
  3. the voltage – Garage Door Controller is powered by DC 5V, Garage Door Sensor is powered by 3V DC (2 – AAA battery); YoLink Finger is powered by 3V DC (2 – AA battery), Garage Door Sensor 2 is powered by 3V DC (2 – AAA battery).
  4. the installation – The Garage Door Controller is wired installation; the YoLink Finger is wireless and toolless installation.

 

  • Question: What garage door openers does this work with?

Answer:

YoLink garage door Kit 2 is compatible with any garage door openers. It’s the only garage door controller system that is 100% compatible with all brands of garage door openers on the market.

 

  • Question: What keyless entry and remotes are compatible with sears 139.53800 srt-1?

Answer:

YoLink finger can work with your remote 139.538000, it works just like a finger pressing a button. Therefore, in theory, it is 100% compatible with any other remote control.

 

  • Question: I received these today and was able to get them set up. It does not look like Alexa is compatible with setting up a routine for the door sensor. Can you please look into this?

Answer:

We have tested Garage Door Sensor and YoLink Finger on Alexa_App Version 2.2.326868. If you cannot use both devices on the Alexa app, please try to update them to the latest version.

Please refer to the following video on Part 5 – Alexa Integration for how to use YoLink Finger & Garage Door Sensor with Alexa.

 

Some notes about using Garage Door Sensor and YoLink Finger on Alexa,

1, when Garage Door Sensor is bound to YoLink Finger, there will be two devices on Alexa app.

As for YoLink Finger, you can use Voice Control to lock or unlock (Alexa refers to opening or closing a garage door as “unlocking/locking”.); or create a routine to lock

As for the garage door sensor, you can create a routine to get voice announcements through Alexa app; use Alexa to check its status

 

Please note that YoLink Finger can be used to create routines for locking the device only. For security reasons, unlocking is not supported.

 

2, About Discovering device,

Only when the garage door sensor is bound to YoLink Finger before adding to Alexa app, will the Garage Door Sensor and YoLink Finger both work with Alexa.

If the garage door sensor is not bound to YoLink Finger before adding to Alexa app, only Garage Door Sensor will work with Alexa.

You can bind the garage door sensor and garage finger in the YoLink app, then use Alexa to discover devices or re-link the YoLink app account to Alexa.

For a better user experience, we recommend using Groups on the Alexa device to manage your devices.

 

  • Question: Does it work with the Google Assistant?

Answer:

YoLink Garage Door Kit 2 including YoLink Finger and Garage Door Sensor 2 works with Google Assistant.

Please kindly note only when the Finger is paired with the garage door sensor 2, the two devices will be found and work with Google Assistant. If the YoLink Finger is not paired with the garage door sensor 2, please kindly pair in YoLink app at first, and then discover new devices to sync the two devices in Google Home.

You can use Google Assistant to open or close your garage door, and check the status of your garage door.

 

  • Question: I am trying to trigger my YoLink Finger with IFTTT, but None of the triggers seem to work with the Garage Door.  Under device they all say ‘Options unavailable’.

Answer:

For security reason, we did not integrate YoLink Finger with IFTTT.

Only Garage Door Sensor 2 works with IFTTT. Garage Door Sensor 2 works as the trigger service, it can work as “IF” in IFTTT.

Please watch the following video how to integrate Garage Door Sensor 2 with IFTTT  (on Part 6 – IFTTT Integration).

 

  • Question: Why does the opener go through so many batteries?

Answer:

YoLink Finger is powered by 2*AA Alkaline batteries, and Garage Door Sensor 2 is powered by 2*AAA Alkaline batteries.

There might be some problem with the battery, you need to replace with a new battery and try again.

Note: please do not mix new batteries with original batteries.

 

  • Question: The arm does not go down enough or far enough in the middle of the sensor, why?

Answer:

Please place your YoLink Finger tightly next to the garage door button, and then try to control the YoLink Finger using the YoLink app.
You will find that the YoLink finger does not need to slide down to the middle of the garage door button.
These two products can work perfectly together. Please note that it must be installed close to each other, and there should be no gap between the two products.
Please kindly watch the following video for the installation guide 

 

  • Question: The app shows the devices (Hub, Finger, Garage Door Sensor) on the home screen, but does not show any devices when on automation screens.

Answer:

The “IF” of YoLink app-Smart-Automation can select a garage door sensor 2 as the trigger condition, but “Behavior” cannot select YoLink Finger.

YoLink Finger is equivalent to a garage door lock, and its security level is very high. Only the owner is allowed to open/close the door by himself or via Alexa’s voice control (you need to set a password in advance).

 

  • Question: Will the lock work with TTlock app?

Answer:

Sorry, YoLink Garage Door Kit 2 does not work on TTlock app.

YoLink devices can be used with YoLink app. As for the YoLink garage door kit 2, you can monitor the real-time status of the garage door through the YoLink app, and use your mobile device to open/close the garage door through the YoLink app anytime, anywhere…

YoLink Garage Door Kit 2 works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT too.