Gogogate is now compatible with IFTTT

Gogogate is now compatible with iFTTT conection.

Most of you had ben asking us for a long time about the compatibility of Gogogate 2 with iFTTT. We are excited to announce that from now on, Gogogate 2 is compatible with iFTTT conection. But, for all those who doesn’t know what is this, let’s go on introduce a little bit more:

What is IFTTT?

If This Then That (IFTTT) is a very popular service used to create recipes which combine different devices and services to automatically do things for you, making your life easier and more confortable.

Why IFTTT?
By using this platform with Gogogate2 you will be able to open/close your garage door or gate automatically when the system detects you are approaching/leaving your home. No need to use your phone to operate your garage door or gate! So you will never had to use a remote control or open any app again to operate your garage door.

How does IFTTT work?

Sign up for an account on the IFTTT website. It’s a one-step process that only requires an email, username, and password. Once finished, you will see that IFTTT has automatically created a recipe for you (this recipe will send a recommended recipe to your email inbox every day). From here, IFTTT should show your dashboard.

On the dashboard, there is a brief explanation of how IFTTT and recipes work. The “This” in “If This, Then That” stands for a trigger, while the “That” stands for an action. These two linked events create an IFTTT recipe.

Also on the dashboard, you will see links to create custom recipes or browse (and then use) recipes already created by other IFTTT users. You can also share recipes and save recipes to a favourite section on your dashboard. If you’ve added a recipe to your dashboard, you will have options to turn off, delete, and edit that recipe.

IFTTT compatibility and recipes

IFTTT is compatible with both Android and iOs so you can try new recipes for both of them to automatically open or close your garage door or gate.

Find in the link below some recipe examples and start creating your new one:

https://ifttt.com/recipes/search?q=gogogate

Have more doubts? Send us and email to support@gogogate.com or have a look to our facebook page

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HOW TO CHECK WIFI NETWORK ENCRYPTION TYPE

How do I check what encryption type my Wi-Fi network is using?

Many of you have been asking us how to find out your Wi-Fi network encryption type when installing the Gogogate 2 for the first time. Therefore, we consider it can be helpful to make a post about this.

In the “beginning installation” process, Gogogate 2 will ask you for your Wi-Fi’s network encryption type. There are 3 different encryption types available:

  1. Open: Your network is not encrypted.
  2. WEP: Low level of security.
  3. WPA/ WPA 2: High level of security.

Note that you can check the WiFi encryption type on Windows, Mac, and Android devices. It is not possible to check on iOS (ie. iPhone) devices without any third party software/app.

ANDROID DEVICE

Do you have an android device? Check out the following instruccions.

  • Go to Settings in your menu and select WiFi
  • Choose the network you are correctly connected to and select View
  • You will find your security encryption type under Security

WIFI ANDROID

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In case you have an Apple computer, read the following tips:

  • Go to System Preferences and select Network
  • Make sure WiFi (or Airport) is selected and highlighted and click the Advanced option at the bottom, on the right
  • You will find your security encryption type listed as Security under the WiFi tab

WINDOWS PC

If you want to check your Wi-Fi’s network encryption and you have a Windows Pc, take a look to the following instructions:

  • Click on the wireless indicator at the bottom right corner of the screen
  • Select the network you are connected to and you will see displayed the security encryption type under Security Type

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Information source :https://goo.gl/IT3gzl

Do you want to see what is happening in your garage when you are not at home?

With the optional video feature you will always see what’s happening in your garage. Your Gogogate2 device will register and record every time your garage door is opened. Besides this, the system will allow you to assign up to 1 different camera per connected door, so you know you are looking at the right place when necessary.

Our video monitoring feature brings you peace of mind. Why? Well, imagine you are on holidays, in a business trip or at work. By integrating your existing IP camera, you can see what happens when your garage door is open or closed from your Smartphone, tablet, PC or Smartwatch from anywhere.

What do you get with our video pluguin?

· The ability to integrate your existing IP camera to Gogogate2 device.

· The ability to remotely watch real time what happens when you are not home.

· The ability to remotely monitor each of your garage doors or gates separately.

· 1 GB worth of real time video monitoring/month.

· 1 GB worth of renewable video storage so you can keep track of past events

Gogogate 2 – IP cameras compatibility list

In the following link you will find all the IP cameras compatibles with our Gogogate2 device. Check the following list and find your best option.

http://www.gogogate.com/assets/camera-list-2015.pdf

How can you activate your video plugin?

Once you have your IP camera, it’s time to activate your video plugin. In the next video, you will find the steps to follow for your video plugin configuration.

Would you like someone alerting you whenever you leave your garage door open?

Before we start to explain what exactly is the Door Status, we think it could be useful for all our costumers to know a few general information.

First of all, it’s important to have a clear idea about what kind of doors and sensors are compatibles with our Gogogate. For this reason, we consider essencial to make a little brief in this first part of the post about this features. We think that, in this way, and with this tips, it may be easier for you to choose the option that fits you better.

Having said this, we will start talking about our Wireless Sensor GGG2 TWS.

The Wireless Sensor GGG2 TWS it has been especially thought for two types of doors:

  1.  Sectional door

2. Tilt Garage door 

So, if you have one of this types of doors and as well as you’re interested in a Gogogate 2, you should buy your Gogogate 2 with this type of sensor. And what are the most important features of this Wireless Sensor GGG2 TWS?

  1. Remotely monitor if garage door is open or closed
  2. Check garage door temperature in ºC/ºF · R
  3. Receive real time alerts on your Smartphone.
  4. Easy to install tilt sensor with double sided tapes.
  5. Tilt switch broken when garage door opens.
  6. Monitor sensor’s battery status for prompt replacement.
  7. Keep track of all garage door events in a built-in calendar of events.

Important note: This sensor doesn’t works if it isn’t connected to your Gogogate 2.

Our other Gogogate Sensor is a Wired sensor GGG2 WDS. This other sensor is compatible with another types of doors.

Find out more information in http://gogogate.com/downloads.html

  1. Swing gates
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2. Sliding gates

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3. Roller  doors

What are the main features of this Wired Sensor GGG2 WDS?

  1. Remotely monitor if garage door is open or closed.
  2. Receive real time alerts on your Smartphone or via email.
  3. Easy to install magnetic sensor with double sided tapes to detect your gate status.
  4. Keep track of all garage door events in a built-in calendar of events.
  5. As we said before, GGG2 WDS is ideal for sliding and swing gates. This sensor is also compatible with roller doors too.
  6. The wired sensor  is waterproof, so that means that it is resistant to water.

Once you have this clear, it’s time to learn a little bit more about one of the most important features of Gogogate 2; The Door Status.

Find out more information in http://gogogate.com/downloads.html

What is the Door Status?

The Door Status is one of the main features of our product.   Everytime there is a movement in  your garage door, Gogogate 2 will send you notifications about your Door Status.

  • Important note: The Remote Acces has to be activated if you want to recieve the notifications of the Door Status.

The notifications can be adjusted to you’re liking. So that, the user can choose what type of notificacion want to recive. Those notificacions, can be changed in everywhere at anytime.

There is 3 differents  types of nottifications:

  1. Door or gate open: 
  2. Door or gate close.
  3. Door or gate left open: If you leave your garage door open, Gogogate2 will send you a notificacion in about 10 minutes with the status of your door. If you don’t close the door in about a period of 10 minutes since you recive the first notification, you will recive another notification reminding you about your door status.

The Gogogate2 manager could choose if he/she want to recive the notificacions via email or in the Smartphone.

You could always see your garage door activities because Gogogate 2 gin up a calendar of events with all your garage door movements where you could acces and check all your garage door activities.

Finally, it is important to know that only the administrators of Gogogate 2 will recive the Door Status notifications. This means that if you want that more than one person could recive our alerts, these people should be added into the administrator account.

What is Remote Access and how can I configure it?

One of the most important and convinient feature of our Gogogate 2 is the Remote access. GoGogate 2  will integrate all your remote controls in a single app for you to open and close your garage door from anywhere.
So that means that with the Remote Access, you can open and close your door from anywhere and any time, as long as you have Internet in your phone, PC or tablet. But, when we talk about having internet, we not only mean that if you want to open your door you have to be connected in any Wiffi network but also with your 3G or 4G Smartphone is enough.

How do you configure your remote access?
The first thing you need to know is that once you recive your Gogogate 2, the RA is still not activated. So, first of all, you need to downloand our app and connect your Gogogate. ( Remember that you can register your gogogate through our app or your remote acces page).

Once you have it done, it’s time to activate your remote acces! How? Well, it’s very easy.

Step 1. Enter to the edit option into our app or webpage.
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Step 2. Go to configure device, and enter your login and password.

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Step 3. Once you’ve filled all the information, you land on the settings menu.

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Step 4.  In that menu, select the remote acces option.

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Step 5. Click on the enable acces and accept accept the terms and conditions if you agree .

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Step 6. After completing the following steps, you will see a count down and within approximately 20 seconds, you’ll have it activated.

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Remember that you can always connect your Remote acces through a Wiffi network or from the 3G / 4G of your phone.

What is Gogogate 2 ?

Consumer habits are changed every day and Internet is presented as an opportunity for many sectors. The possibilities offered by the Internet to make our daily lives easier are unimaginable, and the benefits and advantages that they can offer us are incresing every day more and more.

Within these new advantges that it is brings by the new technology, there is one that for many of us is increasingly essentianl: the confort.  It’s for this reason that this has been becoming an indespensable requirement in the different services and products that companies may offer.

This was one of the reasons that had influenced  the devolopement of our Gogogate 2. Our product is adapted to our current real needs by offering us a new convenient and an easy way to open the garage doors of our home from an Smartphone, tablet and PC.

Our product has different features that provide you more advantatges and  make it esasier to use. Some of them are:

  1.  Acces Managment: GoGogate 2 will provide you the ability to share access with your guests at any time, from anywhere using a Smartphone, Tablet or PC. With this feature all property managers will be able to adjust all their users’ settings.
  2. Door Status: Gogogate 2 will send you notifications when door is open, closed or left open. It also includes a calendar of events so you don’t miss a thing!
  3. Video Monitoring: With Gogogate 2 you can see real time and/or past events by integrating one of our compatible IP cameras to the app. We support main brands such as Dropcam, Foscam, D-Lin, D-Link, TP-Link, Insteon or Ubiquity.
  4. Remote Access: Gogogate 2 will integrate all your remote controls in a single app for you to open and close your garage door from anywhere
  5. Multiplatform: Edit all your Gogogate device settings on the go. Have some guests coming home? Create and send them invitations from wherever you are.

In the next post we will talk abous each of these qualitis and we will give you more details about their uses and advantatges.