iPhone send signal to open doors?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Benji222, Aug 10, 2010.

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    Benji222

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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.
     
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    moussekateer

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    No. Not unless the garage door opener is wifi/internet connected.
     
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    chargit

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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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    Benji222

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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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    moussekateer

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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.
     
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    Outrigger

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    just for the novelty of opening a door with your phone?
     
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    Benji222

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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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    moussekateer

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    Hey it's not just for the end result, sometimes it's the thrill of doing it ;)
     
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    chargit

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    screw that! just make the wife get out and open the dam door!! lol
     
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    Garage doors are usually RF
     
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