Method and apparatus for monitoring a movable barrier over a network

  • US 6,998,977 B2
  • Filed: 06/26/2003
  • Issued: 02/14/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/28/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An apparatus comprising:

  • a movable barrier operator including a controller for controlling movement of a movable barrier; and

    a network interface electronically connected to the controller for connecting the controller to a network;

    wherein the network interface responds to requests received on the network by sending a status of the movable barrier over the network and;

    wherein the network interface receives a status change request from the network and the controller responds to the status change request by moving the barrier.

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