The eKyro Smart Garage is designed to work with nearly all garage door openers, but, depending on your opener type or garage setup, the installation process can vary. Below are a few examples to showcase how others have successfully implemented the eKyro Smart Garage Door Opener into their own setup.
Cedric C. – Chamberlain Garage Door Installation
Watch the installation/review video from Cedrics installation above.
A few of the comments from the video:
“I would definitely recommend this to anybody, I’m sure I’ll be getting this for other friends and family members.
The installation was easy, the instructions were clear, the tools were minimal, it works well, looks nice, I’m very happy with this product so far.
A few things to note about the installation…make sure that all the cords and sensors are free and clear of any moving parts, you wouldn’t want it to get caught or over time for something to rub or get damaged. The last thing is to make sure your ladder is secure, it’s very easy to want to stand on a 5 gallon pail, just make sure you have someone helping you or a sturdy ladder.”
Robert A – Chamberlain Whisper Drive & PowerDrive
“This is Awesome.”
“Love the product. I have been searching for a product that easy to install for a while. I considered changing the garage door opener with WiFi included but decided to give this a try first. Installation and setup was very easy and I did not need the adapter. After I installed the device on my first door, it works so well I decided to purchase a second one for my other garage. Fast delivery and just like with the first one setup was a breeze. If you are looking to get control of your garage with your phone and be notified when the garage is open or closed, this inexpensive device does the trick.”
Jonii – Overhead Door Legacy Installation
“Easy to Install”
“My home was built in 2005, and I thought this device was not compatible with my Overhead Garage door. I checked the reviews and asked questions. Then, I bought it. There are videos of instructions step-by-step on how to install. Now, I am able to close or open my garage door from anywhere. I love it.”
Matthew – Liftmaster Chamberlain Installation
“I was initially hesitant about getting these, but they work great! One of my favorite purchases!
Before I bought this, my wife and I only had one remote to open the garage door (we just bought a house and they only had one). In my world, chivalry is not dead, and the queen being the strongest piece on a chess board; I gave it to her.
Me wanting access from the outside too my guy temple (aka the garage) and not having it from outside was very annoying. I tried multiple options. Adding additional remotes…FAIL… purchasing a universal keypad…FAIL… even tried praying for Devine intervention and let Jesus take the wheel and open it…. He was busy…
When I finally had the time to install this product It wasn’t only simple but it worked the first time, which is what any DIY warrior enjoys.
I am a seasoned electrician but I feel that someone with -0 experience could set it up with in 20 to 30 mins.
My only suggestion as far as the setup instructions to assist someone with no knowledge of electrical is to explain more about the wiring process and figuring out where to terminate the cables from the transmitter to your specific unit.
Other then that I will be suggesting this product to my family, friends, and strangers!“
Eric L – Fimbel Powerlift Installation
“Easy to Install – Works Well!”
“I was initially hesitant about getting these, but they work great!
I agree with the other reviews in that I wish the sensor cable would have been 3-6 feet longer, but I managed to find a way to get the sensor mounted with the existing cable and still keep everything neat and tidy. I was happy to see all the mounting ideas and the included hardware was a nice touch.
Note that Alex and Google <can> get the status of the doors, but you have to make sure you ask the right way. For example, I say “Alexa Garage Door Status” and she has no idea. However if I say the name of the individual door (e.g. “Alexa Jeep Garage Door Status”) or name the group that both doors are in (“Alexa Garage status”) everything works fine. Also, if you don’t hook up the open/closed sensor, the device thinks the door is always open and the door will trigger (open or closed – because this is just a momentary contact) WITHOUT a access code, so just be aware of that potential security issue.
I’m pretty happy with the product as a whole – I bought two! It’s cool to ask Alexa what the door status is throughout the day and my wife can ask Google about the doors in case she hears something“
Nicholas S. – Genie Pro Screw Drice Installation
“The installation took less than 15 minutes with no special tools.
The eKyro is attached using the supplied double-sided tape to the garage door unit and was easy to wire. My garage door is very wide so I simply ran the wire down the center door rail and put the sensor in the top center of the door, which works great since the sensor has a large detection reach.
The reason I got the eKyro was because we have sometimes accidentally left the garage door open, or maybe the sensors didn’t let it close and there was no way to know, so I felt very unsafe about it. And now I always know what state the door is in, and can control it remotely if necessary. And with the added automation functions I think this might be the highest value for dollar product I have ever purchased.“
James S – LiftMaster Professional Installation
I’m replacing another smart garage door unit that lost it’s support on Alexa. I chose this largely because it’s connection to Alexa is not an afterthought. I couldn’t find my opener’s model number in the pages of compatible units so I just used the test of shorting the terminals and it worked.
The installation was easy though I’d gone up the learning curve with the previous unit.
Alexa didn’t find the garage door right away so I disabled and then re-enabled the Smart Life skill and it was discovered immediately. The rest was easy.
NK – Marantec 4700 Installation
“The fact that my question on compatibility was answered within 5 minutes of posting it on Amazon, gave me confidence that I would get the support needed with any issues with installation. So I went ahead and bought it. I followed the videos to run the compatibility test and confirmed I did NOT require an adapter.
Simple design and should have no effect on your normal garage door operation if the unit happens to fail for some reason. It’s just an AC powered Wi-Fi control unit with a 2-wire relay to trigger the door to open/close and a sensor to detect the state of the door using a corresponding magnetic contact sensor that feeds the state of the door back to the Smart Life app.
I already have other Smart Life devices, but I did get an app update to support this unit. Added the Garage opener to the app with no issue and it was easily found in my Google Home app. With Google Home, I can check the garage door status and tell it to close and open (with PIN). The PIN is set in the Smart Life app under the garage door icon when you hit the button with the “bell” or alert icon -> “Set password”.
The connection to the garage door motor was straightforward and quick. Aligning the open/close sensor and the magnet took some thought and maybe challenging depending on the shape and alignment of your garage door and its opening. I’d say that’s the part that took the most time. The sensor and magnet do NOT require direct contact to correctly sense the close position. Mine are about 2mm apart which ensures no issues when the door opens.
With the app, you can open and close the garage door, set a countdown timer, see a record and timestamp of open and close activities and add timers to open and close the garage door.“
JS – Legacy 496CD/B Installation
“Pretty easy to install and setup. The only thing that took a little time was making sure the included magnet sensor was installed just right but that had more to do with my perfectionism. I don’t think you need to install the sensor but I recommend you do so that the app will be able to detect if the door is opened manually without using the opener.”
E.Z.PB – Overhead Door Installation
“Fantastically easy to install and works with Google hub or by itself. The only issue I has was needing to setup a pin to open. Once I did that, it works great! I would recommend for anyone! I bought another name brand before this one that took me hours to get working where this was 2 simple wires and the sensor and it was working.”
Keith – Legacy 696CD/B
“Before I found this product I was looking at replacing my garage door opener with a smart opener. This product is cheaper and it works. The apps with some of the other products had two and three stars and you had to pay for some of them. The smart life app 4.5 stars and free. The smart life app shows you the door position and will notify you when the door is opened and closed. Install takes about an hour including the programming. I recommend using some fork crimps to attach the small stranded wires to the opener.”