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Old Aug 10, 2010, 11:16 AM   #1
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iPhone send signal to open doors?

I was curious as to if an iPhone has the capability to send out the signal type that say a garage door or a gate has to open them.
Is it possible to degrade a frequency or change a frequency when putting it out?

This may just be flat out no, but I've always been curious.
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 11:18 AM   #2
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I was curious as to if an iPhone has the capability to send out the signal type that say a garage door or a gate has to open them.
Is it possible to degrade a frequency or change a frequency when putting it out?

This may just be flat out no, but I've always been curious.
No. Not unless the garage door opener is wifi/internet connected.
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 11:36 AM   #3
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Thats what google said too, thanks haha.
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well I did see an ad a few weeks ago and it said it would work as a tv remote. usually those are infer red but they say it does.....
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I think that it works as a universal remote, but I think that you have to buy a unit for that so it probably uses wifi
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Old Aug 10, 2010, 12:31 PM   #6
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well I did see an ad a few weeks ago and it said it would work as a tv remote. usually those are infer red but they say it does.....
Those use a unit you plug in, in conjunction with an app to beam infra-red signals. If the OP was inclined they could reverse engineer their garage door opener, figure out the signal it's broadcasting, put together a logic board that does the same thing and read up about programming an app to control it when plugged into their iPhone/iPod.
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Those use a unit you plug in, in conjunction with an app to beam infra-red signals. If the OP was inclined they could reverse engineer their garage door opener, figure out the signal it's broadcasting, put together a logic board that does the same thing and read up about programming an app to control it when plugged into their iPhone/iPod.
just for the novelty of opening a door with your phone?
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I was thinking like gates with codes, garage doors, lights, ect.
Maybe I will, bu yeah I know nothing about any of it so it's highly unlikely
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just for the novelty of opening a door with your phone?
Hey it's not just for the end result, sometimes it's the thrill of doing it
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Those use a unit you plug in, in conjunction with an app to beam infra-red signals. If the OP was inclined they could reverse engineer their garage door opener, figure out the signal it's broadcasting, put together a logic board that does the same thing and read up about programming an app to control it when plugged into their iPhone/iPod.
screw that! just make the wife get out and open the dam door!! lol
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well I did see an ad a few weeks ago and it said it would work as a tv remote. usually those are infer red but they say it does.....
Garage doors are usually RF
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Old Aug 27, 2010, 02:18 PM   #12
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Talking Using iPhone/iPad to open doors

The Schlage iLink system will do what you want, it can open deadbolts, or with accessories open garage doors (dry contact), turn on lights and now even has webcams....

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/schla...304152695?mt=8
for the app....

http://www.gokeyless.com/category.ph...n=2&parent=195
for info on kits from Schlage.
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