Using GPS or location

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Grant Fengstad

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Not sure what exactly is the question here...

I assume you are asking whether or not the MyQ can react to geofenced based events, such as when you return home automatically open the garage.

MyQ is not able to do that in its' current form.  The app does not support the concept of geofencing and I am not sure whether Chamberlain has that in their development roadmap.

An 'easier' solution is to leverage the capabilities of HomeKit if you are an Apple iPhone / iOS user.  HomeKit supports the the concept of IFTTT.  That is, having an action execute based on conditions.

You can define a geofenced area and create an event (Scene) to execute, as an example, when I arrive in this geofence area, execute scene "I'm Home".  The scene would include actions that you wish to take such as turning on lights, opening a garage door, etc.

Chamberlain has not yet officially provided a HomeKit enabled product - that is apparently coming but if you read the threads, there are ways to achieve this capability today if you are technical.
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Todd Scot

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"there are ways to achieve this capability today if you are technical."can you point me to these ways?
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conrad.seaman

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Looking for a solution here as well.  I thought there would be an IFTTT applet for this but no luck.  A serious gap in my opinion.  I know Chamberlain wants to take security seriously but if I want to open my garage based on location I should be able to do it.  Any help?
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Given that Chamberlain has announced a HomeKit compatible bridge will be shipping soon, you may want to wait for that.  If there are those impatient, you can setup your own HomeKit bridge using NodeJS.  

https://www.40tech.com/2016/11/27/use-homekit-with-your-chamberlain-liftmaster-myq-garage-door/