Meross Smart WiFi Garage Door Opener Unbox and Full Setup – MSG100

hello Automaters! Thanks for tuning in
again. Meross has been producing smart home equipment for some time now and
they finally reached out to me and decided to send me one of the Meross Smart Garage Door Openers here and I'm really excited to get this unboxed,
set up, and show you how to get this working in your smart home. So let's get
going. The first thing to tell you about this device is it is a Wi-Fi connection
device so as we open it up there's a few things in the box there is a quick
installation guide but to be honest that's why you're watching this video
here and then what we have is a power cable now what you're going to notice
with this device is that the power cable is just two prongs and that's it so
you're gonna we're gonna deal with that in a bit but just know that for right
now there's a bunch more in the box let's get through it now right here is a
shorting cable is what they call it and this actually does become very important
if your device doesn't show up on the compatibility list this is part of your
sensor to know whether or not the door is actually closed or open in this giant
cable here actually there's two on that this giant cable right here these are
connecting to basically tell your device that your door is closed and now it
would be open in all cases the other side of this cable you can see it is
just basically a small connector here with the two cables in it this goes
directly in the device itself so you can see lots of different cables that
they've given you and this is actually a control signal cable to your garage door
opener and again I'll show you how all of these connect as we go through the
process now there is another thing in the box of course it is the device
itself and there is some mounting hardware that I'll show you in a second
but here's the physical device itself and
there's the other side of that connector that we just saw in the cable so there
are two sides to this device and what I'll tell you is this side it says rain
on it power cable and this side it says rate on a basically signal control cable
some other things that tell you about this device actually the input voltage
is 90 to 250 volts so that's quite the range but it makes it international
ready it is also fifty or sixty Hertz capable so that means this device is
ready for all kinds of markets in terms of setting the device up you're going to
need a few things they do give you some mounting hardware and there's about four
screws in the bag I actually didn't need any of those and they also raid here
give you some strips some 3m double-sided tape strips so you do get a
full set up for mounting the device and also for connecting the device
throughout your garage setup now a couple more things to show you still yet
this garage door opener what they tell you to do is actually stick a
screwdriver in there and then it opens up and these are the terminals you're
going to be putting your power cable into on this side again they tell you to
put a screwdriver in there to just kind of pop it and I'll show you how I did
that in a second but ultimately again you just have two terminals here and
that's where you put in your signal controlled cable now the other big long
cable connects in here this is your garage door opener closed sensor or one
half of it so that's going to connect in here now let me walk you through the
application and then the setup that I did in my garage so I've already set up
one of these in my garage and I just want to walk you through in a
step-by-step manner because obviously everyone's garage is going to be a
little bit different and I'm not going to be able to walk you through your
specific details in your garage but what I will do is give you some of the tips
and tricks that that I figured out here as I was setting this up and as I was
getting it ready in my home now since I have it working I will tell you this
from a review standpoint it has worked perfectly it tells me the signal
strength of my Wi-Fi where it's at so that really helps you actually diagnose
issues if it's constantly disconnecting well you might need a repeater you might
need to move your router in order to get the signal there other than that it's
been a really really positive experience thus far I've had it here in my home for
a few days so let's get to the actual demo of getting this set up and walking
through the application so let's start with the application itself you're going
to need the Meross application and like I said I've already gone ahead signed in
and you can see the state of my back door garage opener I actually have three
in my garage so I'm going to be setting up three of these things over time now
what I'll tell you is you do need to go ahead and get yourself signed up for an
account with Meross it's a very simple process now in order to add a new device
let's go ahead and hit the plus and you can actually scroll down to the bottom
of the application here and there's a smart garage door opener so this is the
MSG 100 smart Wi-Fi garage door opener now what they tell you is to basically
start a compatibility check now you start with your make and model and I
have Chamberlin's in my home and then when I went into model I couldn't
actually find my model here so I went back and I said nope I can't find mine
in the list now what they tell you right here is very important so you take your
short you're shorting cable and I had to strip mine down a little bit so you just
need to grab onto that cable and the shielding is not very strong at all so
just pull very gently and pull off another half inch to an inch of this
shielding cable and then you short for just a second so basically pop it in and
if your garage door starts moving at that moment
then it is compatible and you can hit yes compatible if it doesn't start
moving after a quick short then you're going to need to get a different garage
door opener or get a different smart home garage door opener now what I'll
tell you is with most like mine there are multiple places to go ahead and kind
of put your cables into there's multiple terminals there so you do or you may
need to test a few or consult your manual just to make sure which one is
going to work mine were the first two and that makes sense it's basically the
connection from the the pad or the switch that I already have in my home
now moving on what they tell you to do is connect the two wires so I'm just
gonna move some of my equipment to the side here just so you guys can see
what's going on this is very simple all you want to do is get a flathead
screwdriver and just twist you don't want to pierce these cables right here
or you will actually ruin them and it's the exact same process over on this side
and you have both of these oh now it's very simplistic in terms of getting your
power cable connected here what I'll tell you is it didn't matter now I put
mine in here in with the blue on the right-hand side or the closest side to
me but again it hasn't mattered so all you have to do is once they're
pushed in make sure they're pushed in all the way and now just screw down
until you get it tight that is you just keep twisting these little screws down
you don't need to over tighten because you'll actually just ruin your cable but
now you have your power cable all connected that side of this is done now
the other thing you have to do is again over here
this is your signal control cable so I'll just show you over here so I got
those pushed in now it's a little hard to see because of this control cable
right here or the the cable from our sensor or smart sensor but they're just
pushed in and now we're just doing the same thing with the screwdriver where we
just twist down these terminals essentially this part of the process is
over you can go ahead and you can put these shelves back on if you'd like you
don't have to but I'm gonna put them back on and I'm also going to connect
this part of the device and what I'll say is make sure if pushed in this the
right way and you do want to hear a click as you push that in now I have all
three of my control cables my power cables and my sensor cables all
connected in here and we're ready to move on in the application so now they
say basically power up your device and then we'll go ahead and get it connected
to Wi-Fi so we're ready to move on we can see a little blinking light there
and that's actually what they're going to ask us next so you check the LED
light it needs to be flashing otherwise if it's not just hit the little notice
down below where it says the LED is not blinking amber and green so hitting next
again and what they want us to do is go to the Wi-Fi settings on our phone and
find this device so I'm just going into Wi-Fi here and there it is Meross and we're just going to connect to that and you can see the application
actually says successfully connected come back to the application
now which garage door opener is this in your home you might only have one so you
might just call it garage door opener but I'm actually going to install this
where I park now it's asking us if we want to join our home Wi-Fi you will
have to put in your password here and if it didn't actually find it you can tap
over on this side and go ahead and connect to that Wi-Fi in your home so
now what it's doing is it's connecting this to Wi-Fi and you're gonna see that
little orange LED go away on the device and it really just turned to green and
make the connection to your Wi-Fi so what I'll tell you now is that this
device is completely ready it's on our Wi-Fi and we're going to go through the
installation process here so let's get started we just need what they're
telling you basically some masking tape screwdriver and a stepladder you will
clearly need a stepladder and a screwdriver throughout this process but
this product did actually come with the dual sided 3m tape so you don't really
need that so let's get started and we don't need to look through the contents
of the package we talked about that already
now as you're going through this whole setup process what I'll tell you is you
want to unplug your garage door opener don't leave it on because you're going
to be in some compromising situations especially as you install this so as you
go here make sure your garage door opener is actually unplugged that's the
safest thing to do but they want to make sure that your two sensors are now
working so we're going to go ahead and do a test of that here in the
application as I hit next and what you want to see is as you get this closer
you're watching for this led to change to that orange light quickly so there it
is it's changing as I move them closer and for
they're apart now they do actually need to move relatively quickly and you can
see all the notifications going off as I do this on my phone so there you have it
so we know that that's working and we can just tap yes it works if it's not
working for you you likely have a problem with this signal cable right
here so now what I'll tell you is you take
this device out to where it actually is and they want you to make sure you at
least have two or more Wi-Fi bars so you're looking at your phone itself and
you're going to make sure that there are two or more Wi-Fi bars if you don't have
that you're probably going to want a repeater and I will tell you that this
device will disconnect if you don't have good Wi-Fi strength so go out there put
your phone near where this device is going to sit and then check your Wi-Fi
strength now mounting your device is relatively simple
you just need to go ahead and put some of the adhesive tape on the bottom of
this and I'll just show you quite simple I put on four different strips on to
mine you don't need more than that cuz likely this is just sitting on the top
of your garage door opener but each person as I said is different so you go
ahead and you remove this for our double-sided tape and then you go ahead
and you stick that they do tell you make sure you clean it and obviously that
makes a lot of sense here the other thing to think about is this needs to be
close enough to the terminal blocks on your garage door opener and it has to be
able to go into those terminal blocks and make a good connection so now they
want you to go ahead and make that connection physically with these wires
right here now a couple more things to tell you about
that you likely already have some control cables going into there what
they tell you to do is actually twist your cables together so what you'll need
to do is either release your existing cables from the terminal blocks and then
twist these together with the existing cables or you'll need
to release the terminal blocks push them both in together and have it all work
together as one set of cables now once you've done that you're going to mount
your sensors and here's where some of the variability is going to come in this
cable is quite long and on most standard applications you're going to be able to
go over to one of your rails in your garage go behind it and walk all the way
down towards the garage door and then stick this towards the side and that's
actually how I've mounted it in my garage because I didn't want to go on
the roof the whole way or on the ceiling the whole way but what I'd say is make
sure that you have some hooks or just some 3m again some of the 3m cable
management hooks will work just fine and I'll show some of those on screen that
I'm using and you just go ahead and make sure that that cable is secured
basically to safe surfaces one last thing for these they do have to be
within a quarter inch I would say you're going to want them between a quarter
inch and an inch and the other thing you need to watch out for as your door is
opening or as you're looking at the installation is that this one as as this
one moves because it's physically on the door you don't want that to collide with
this sensor you will start to pull the whole thing apart obviously so those are
some of the concerns that you might have in terms of the application it is very
simple you can see I have unplugged this one here but as you tap on either of
these icons it will actually start the process and there is actually a little
click here it'll go through the opening procedure now the other thing that you
can have a look at is you can change the device name all the device settings here
one little tip and trick here for you you can actually go ahead and create
integration with Amazon's voice assistant or the Google assistant you
can simply tap on here and go into basically a walkthrough of that setup
process but essentially you're going to do that in the Google Home application
which I'll show in separate applications in terms of the scenes in routines
function here in the application what I'll tell you is for the garage door
openers they basically don't work so keep that in mind the account settings
what you've already seen here from me that allows you to look at the process
for Amazon's voice assistant and Google assistant integration and you also have
the overall settings up here so you can go ahead and get some different
languages vibration and on/off confirmations there for you so that's
really it hopefully this helps you guys get your garage door opener setup and I
will say I'm enjoying these devices already in my home and I can't wait to
get them connected with my Google assistant and my Amazon voice assistant
so thanks for watching everyone and we'll see you next time

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