Unboxing and Components

See what’s included with the eKyro Garage Door Controller and what each part is used for.

  • Included Documentation
  • WiFi Switching Device
  • Garage Door Sensors
  • Installation Hardware


Step 1: 
Compatibility Check

***NOTE: 
Adapter now available for previously incompatible openers.
Click Here if an adapter is needed for your setup.

  • Using included compatibility site
  • Using a jumper to determine compatibility (most accurate method)
  • Verify 2.4ghz Wi-Fi available in the garage

Step 2: 
Configure eKyro in the app “Smart Life”

  • 90 Second Setup Demo
  • In-Depth Configuration (Auto Scan)
  • Android Setup (Auto Scan)
  • In-Depth Configuration (AP Mode)
  • Summary

Step 3: 
Connect eKyro to the garage door opener motor

*Be sure to have Step 2 completed before going to Step 3.

  • Plugin eKyro GDO to the wall outlet near the garage door opener motor
  • Verify connectivity in the “Smart Life” app
  • Placing on the garage door opener motor
  • Connecting the control wires to the garage door opener motor
  • Check control functionality with the “Smart Life” app

Step4: 
Connect the eKyro Sensors

  • 0:10 – eKyro Garage Door Opener sensor hardware
  • 0:57 – Placing line holders and wire for sensors
  • 1:18 – Deciding where to place the garage door sensors
  • 2:11 – Attaching the sensors to the wall and garage door
  • 2:40 – Pulling back the cable for a clean look
INSTALLATION DONE! GOOD JOB.


Permission Sharing

Sharing your eKyro device is simple and can be flexible depending on how you want to share your eKyro Smart Garage Door Opener.

Below are 3 methods to share your eKyro Smart Garage Door Opener.

1. Share SmartLife Credentials

Use of this sharing method is not recommended and the shared user will have full account access. It would be possible for the shared user to delete devices or change your account password.

Pros:
-Easiest Method

Cons:
-Least Secure

Put your credentials into someone else’s device to give them same control you have over your eKyro devices and your account.

If credentials are shared, each shared user will have full account access.

2. Share Device Individually

This method is ideal when securely sharing a single device with another person while maintaining the ability to remove the device from the user if desired.
If multiple devices need to be shared, Method 3 may be a better option.

Pros:
-Sharing Control over each device
-Shared users can be removed easily

Cons:
-Shared users require separate SmartLife account
-Does not offer advanced sharing permissions

Within SmartLife, select the eKyro Device to Share.

Select the “edit” or “pencil” icon at the top.

In the edit menu, select “Share Device”.

Select “Add Sharing” and then type the SmartLife account email/phone number of the person the device is being shared with.

3. Share Entire Home

Sharing an entire home is a great way to share multiple devices securely to someone. Home sharing will also automatically share all future devices that are under the shared home.

Pros:
-Can share multiple devices at once
-Variety of sharing options/permissions

Cons:
-Takes more setup
-Each user needs separate SmartLife account

Within SmartLife, select the “Me” menu option and then “Home Management”.

Either select an existing home or choose to create a new home.

If you just installed SmartLife, selecting “Home” will simply create a new home.

Open the new or existing home and select “Add Member”.

Select the desired method of sharing your “Home”.

In this example, we will choose the “App Account” since the shared user already has a Smart Life account.

Add a “Name” for the user and their Smart Life account email/phone number.

Select “Save” to share your “home” with the user.

The shared user will receive and invite and will need to accept to be added.

Once the user is added, they will be shown below the specific “Home Settings”.

Shared users can be edited/removed by selecting them within your “home”.


Scheduling Door Closed Checks

Create a time or times when to check if your garage door is closed.

1:00 – Making the scheduled automation
2:20 – Add condition of checking if the door is open
2:40 – Set to check both time and sensor before closing
3:50 – How to add alerts if the garage is left open
4:20 – Testing the scheduled automation
5:50 – Schedules for multiple openers


Alexa eKyro Setup

0:24 – Verify eKyro GDO is added in “Smart Life”
0:52 – Adding “Smart Life” Skill in the Alexa app
2:00 – Verify eKyro GDO is added to the Alexa App & device name change
3:10 – Setting garage door opener PIN (Required for “Open by voice”)
4:10 – Check garage door status with Alexa
5:20 – Changing garage door names (Multi-door systems)


Google Home eKyro Setup

0:22 – Verify the eKyro Smart Opener is linked in Smart Life
0:58 – Adding Smart Life to the Google Home app
3:05 – Add a PIN within Smart Life to allow for use with the Google Home (required)
3:41 – Clearing the Smart Life cache (required)
4:12 – Changing the device name within Google Home (required)
4:53 – Open/Close/Status check examples with Google Home


Control with Siri and Widgets

0:43 – Widgets (iOS/iPhone)
2:02 – Widgets (Android)
2:56 – Siri Garage Control (iOS/iPhone)
5:53 – Make dedicated Home Screen Buttons (Siri Garage Control step must be completed first)


Troubleshooting the Smart eKyro Garage Door Opener

If your opener is connected correctly but not triggering the opener, it may need an adapter!


0:23 – Incompatible opener adapter now available!
2:17 – Network Connectivity Issues
○ 2:29 How to set rapid blinking
○ 3:38 Incorrect WiFi Password
○ 5:44 Not close enough to router
○ Good setup example
7:16 Smart Life Permission Sharing
9:16 How the switch works and compatibility


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