YoLink garage door kit like most garage door controllers on the market, is suitable for most old and some newer garage door openers. You can use a metal jumper to temporarily short the two terminals which are connected to your garage door operator button. It this triggers the opening/closing/resolving of the garage door, it will work; otherwise, it will not.
YoLink garage door kit has the longest wireless coverage and also comes with the garage door sensor compared with other brands of garage door controllers.
If YoLink garage door kit does not work with your garage door opener, we recommend that you use YoLink Garage Door Kit 2.
YoLink garage door kit 2 – the finger kit is 100% compatible with all garage door openers. It uses a motorized finger to actuate the garage door operator button. It is battery powered and does not require wires or installation tools.
YoLink garage door kit is not compatible with your door motors. YoLink garage door kit 2 including YoLink Finger and Garage Door Sensor 2 may be compatible with your roll-up door motors.
The YoLink Finger presses the wall button, garage door opener, remote control or garage door panel. If you use YoLink Finger for this operation, there should be no problem. We have recorded a video, you can visit https://youtu.be/A4BZUX2VA0c
You can find our YoLink Finger and Garage Door Kit with Hub on Amazon Link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B085Y1YG9Y
Some notes about using Garage Door Sensor and Garage Door Controller on Alexa-
1, when Garage Door Sensor is bound to Garage Door Controller, there will be two devices on Alexa app. Alexa refers to opening or closing a garage door as “unlocking/locking”. As for Garage Door Controller, you can use Voice Control to lock or unlock; or create routines to lock.
As for the garage door sensor, you can create routines to get voice announcements through Alexa app; use Alexa to check its status.
Please note, Garage Door Controller is supported to create Routines for Locking the device only, unlocking is not supported, for security reason.
2, About Discover device, only when the garage door sensor is bound to Garage Door Controller before adding to Alexa app, the Garage Door Sensor and Garage Door Controller will both work with Alexa.
If the Garage Door Sensor is not bound to Garage Door Controller before adding to Alexa app, only Garage Door Sensor will work with Alexa. You can bind the garage door sensor and garage door controller in the YoLink app, then use Alexa to discover devices or re-link the YoLink app account to Alexa.
For the best user experience, we recommend using Groups on you Alexa device to manage your devices.
Please refer to How to set up YoLink Garage Door Kit on Part 5 – Alexa Integration.
Yes, it will not affect your current system at all.
Could you please confirm the following information?
(1) If the wiring is wrong, please adjust the wiring. Please kindly refer to the user guide for the installation guide on Page 13-21.
(2) If the wiring is correct but the garage door cannot be controlled, please kindly contact us.
YoLink Garage Door Kit including YoLink Garage Door Controller and Garage Door Sensor work with Google Assistant.
Please kindly note, only when the Garage Door Controller is paired with the garage door sensor, will the two devices be found and work with Google Assistant.
If the garage door controller is not paired with the garage door sensor, please kindly pair in the 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.
For security reasons, we did not integrate the YoLink Garage Door Controller with IFTTT.
Only Garage Door Sensor works with IFTTT. Garage Door Sensor works as the trigger service, it can work as “IF” in IFTTT.
Please watch the following video for how to integrate Garage Door Sensor with IFTTT (on Part 6 – IFTTT Integration).
Yes, you need to order a garage door kit for each garage door. In addition, if you only need to detect the opening or closing of the garage door, you can add a YoLink Garage Door Sensor for each garage door.
You can connect your wired garage door controller directly to a universal remote, and you need to solder the two output signal wires of the wired garage door controller to the two solder pins on the universal remote-control button.