Hey, Google. Open my garage 1234



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    Scott Riesebosch


    We agree with you. However, Google calls the shots. They control Google Home and the ecosystem. We all have to play by their rules, and currently their rules are to use the PIN code when requested - 2 steps.

    The moment they will allow it to be spoken all in one phrase we will be all over it. Tailwind is still the only garage door controller that actually works with Google Home, so we are the leader in the Google Home integrations for garage doors :)

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  • Joseph Fiore

    Thanks for the quick reply. I assumed it was a setting in the API since other "Hey, Google" commands do not require a pin.

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  • Scott Riesebosch

    Yes that is correct. It's the same thing as if you have a smart door lock. Google Home will not allow you to say "Hey Google, unlock the front door" and it unlocks. That's not permitted. August, Schlage, and everyone else - we all have to follow the rules set by Google.

    That said, it would be a nice way to streamline it if they would allow the PIN code (or custom phrase) to be appended to the command like "Hey Google, open garage door 1234" like you said. It makes complete sense.

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