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Garage Door Opener -- done [Mar. 17th, 2007|11:29 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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Update on garage door opener via Treo: done.

Final solution: no SSL, inline JavaScript that changes the URL to ...?t=[unixtime]. If that time is recent, garage door opens.

All checked into svn (so I don't have to remember this all later), and tested... works great.

(As opposed to email, SMS, etc... I just have to hold one key and it works. Even if it takes 5-10 seconds, it's quicker than running inside, taking off shoes, etc...)
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[User Picture]From: toast0
2007-03-17 07:37 pm (UTC)
Why not get something like this which you could also control with your treo through x10. I think nobody should see this one when it's installed.



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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-03-17 08:03 pm (UTC)
Whoa, perfect. Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: brad
2007-03-17 08:09 pm (UTC)
Spoke too soon, not perfect: I only have a deadbolt lock. And nice door I don't want to replace. A low-tech solution with a mechanical keycode box outside with a key inside might be in order. (for out-of-power emergencies, and guest access... personally, I'll only enter through garage...)
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