CONTROL YOUR GARAGE DOOR FROM YOUR SMARTPHONE

Guardian introduces beam technology. beam works with a number of other Internet of Things products and services. Search for beam Home and download the free app. Make your garage even smarter with some of our integrations.

...adding a device to control my garage door with Alexa and not being killed by all the subscription fees that are associated with other smart products makes the beam Smart Control Kit easy to own.

Woody L., Chicago, IL

Secure

beam uses industry-standard security technology to keep your data and access to your garage safe and secure. All communications and sensitive data are secured in our databases using the same technology as online banking. In addition, numerous security mechanisms to prevent unauthorized access to your controller have been put in place. Fingerprint recognition technology can be enabled on beam apps for enhanced security.

Security standards are updated as technology evolves.


Controlling beam with Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa is designed around your voice. Its far-field voice recognition hears you from across the room and lets you control your connected home devices without lifting a finger, beam included! It’s always on — just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more. Alexa begins working as soon as it detects the wake word (either “Alexa” or “Amazon”).

You can control many of beam’s features by speaking directly to your Amazon Echo device. Here are a few of the things with which the beam app can help:

TO CLOSE YOUR GARAGE DOOR, SAY:
“Alexa, tell beam to close my door”

TO OPEN YOUR GARAGE DOOR, SAY:
“Alexa, tell beam to open my door”

TO CLOSE YOUR GARAGE DOOR BY NAME, SAY:
“Alexa, tell beam to close Andrew’s Door”

TO OPEN YOUR GARAGE DOOR BY NAME, SAY:
“Alexa, tell beam to open Andrew’s Door”


To connect your beam to your Amazon Echo, follow these steps:
  • Open the beam App and navigate to My Account > Integrations > Amazon Alexa. Tap Continue.
  • Set your Pin Code and re-enter to confirm (if you’ve already set your Pin Code within your My Account settings, enter it now).
  • You'll then be directed to the Alexa Companion App or Alexa Dashboard. Go to Skills and search for beam.
  • Enable the beam Skill and enter your beam account email and password.
  • Choose Allow
  • Ask Alexa “Alexa, ask beam if any of my doors are open.”

  • Note: Alexa now requires that you provide a Pin Code any time you want to open a garage door using your voice. You must also enable the beam skill in the Alexa App before you can speak commands to beam using Alexa!



    beam Commands

    The beam integration with Alexa gets smarter every day. Before you can link your beam to Alexa, you must first enable the beam skill (see above). To open the beam skill, say:

    “Alexa, launch beam”

    Here is a mostly complete list of commands:

  • “Alexa, ask beam what the names of my doors are”–get the names of your doors
  • “Alexa, ask beam for help”--Get helpful information
  • “Alexa, tell beam to close my door”–Close an open door
  • “Alexa, tell beam to open my door”–Open a closed door (requires a Pin Code)
  • “Alexa, ask beam if my door is open”–Check if door(s) are open

  • Having Trouble?
    If you’re having trouble getting started or if Echo doesn’t seem to understand something you are asking it to do, check out our Echo support page to view answers to common issues!

    VIEW ECHO FAQS


    Connecting beam with IFTTT

    Unlike other Smart service providers, beam does not require a subscription and is free. IFTTT (If This Then That) lets you easily connect the beam Channel to other services and devices in your world. You can now connect the beam Channel right from within our app! To connect the beam Channel, follow these steps:

    1. Log into the beam App
    2. Go to Account Settings
    3. Choose Integrations
    4. Choose IFTTT
    5. Choose an Applet that you would like to enable and follow the onscreen instructions!

    Note: Actions using this integration will not appear in your IFTTT Applet Log (for now). You can also connect your beam Smart Control Kit on IFTTT.com.


    Apple Watch

    A native mobile app is available for iPhones/iPad [LINK]and Apple Watch. The app is free to download, search for beam Home, but requires the purchase and installation of a beam Smart Control Kit to work.



    Phones that Support beam

    Currently, beam supports:
  • iPhone/iPod/iPad (iOS 9.0+)
  • Apple Watch (WatchOS 1.0+)
  • Android (2.2+)
  • BlackBerry Devices: Refer to BlackBerry documentation on how to run an Android app on your device.

  • beam is currently unavailable for Windows Phone.

    beam Smart Control Kit

    Upgrade your current garage door opener with the beam Smart Control Kit. Control and monitor your garage door remotely using your smart phone or other smart devices.








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