Z-Wave Long Range Garage Controller

Ecolink Introduces First Certified Z-Wave® Long Range Product

The Ecolink Long Range Garage Controller adds remote status and operating capability to most legacy garage door operators. The Controller is the first Z-Wave long-range product certified by the Z-wave Alliance, providing up to 2200 feet of line-of-site communications between the Controller and a paired Z-Wave long-range enabled panel or hub* inside the home. The Controller is also compatible with classic Z-Wave 300, 500 and 700 series panels*.

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We have all done it, as we leave our neighborhood asked ourselves, “did I remember to close the garage door”? The garage door is the first layer of security for most homes and leaving a garage door open for even a short time gives a full view of the layout of the garage and how an intruder can get into the home and thieves can swipe bicycles, lawnmowers, and power tools in just the time it took the homeowner to go inside for a drink of water.

The Ecolink Z-Wave Long Range Garage Controller mounts easily to the existing “L” bracket and connects directly to the garage door operator, enabling communication with the security panel via Z-Wave. This provides the homeowner remote access and control of the garage door including enabling the user to open and close their garage door using their security panel, this provides an extra layer of protection and peace of mind. The Ecolink Z-Wave LR Garage Controller comes with a tilt sensor that will transmit the door state (open/closed) to Z-Wave panels and hubs.

About Z-Wave Long Range

Prior to Z-Wave Long Range, multiple signal repeaters were required to be installed within a network to achieve transmission distance beyond the boundaries of the home. Z-Wave Long Range eliminates the need for these repeaters, unlocking new potential for Z-Wave networks. Now more than ever this makes it easier to enroll smart home and IoT devices deployed at the edge of the network.


    • Compatible with most legacy garage door operators including Chamberlain Security+ 1.0 and 2.0
    • Provides up to 2200 feet line-of-sight between the controller and a compatible Z-Wave Long Range panel or hub*
    • Compatible with classic Z-Wave 300, 500, 700 and 800 series panels* 
    • Includes 345Mhz Clearsky® protocol tilt sensor
    • UL325 Certified 
    • This product requires the use and pre-installation of a Z-Wave HUB/Security Panel
    • Easy to install and connect via traditional Z-Wave and SmartStart
    • Provides both audible and flashing light warnings prior to door operation (open/close)


    • Please confirm compatibility with your Z-Wave panel/hub
    • Works with SmartThings 

Model Number: GCZW7-ECO

Technical specifications

  • Frequency: 908.42 MHz, 345MHz
  • Z-Wave LR transmission distance: Up to 2200 FT line of sight 
  • Transmit frequency: Z-Wave, 908.42/916MHz, 912/920MHz (Long Range)
  • Receive frequency: Z-Wave, 908.42/916MHz, 912/920MHz (Long Range), 345MHz
  • UL-325 Certified 
  • Temperature Sensing
  • Specifications – Power: 120VAC, 50/60 Hz, Garage door position sensor frequency: 345 MHz, Z-Wave Frequency: 908.42 MHz
  • External contact for installer to opt-in using magnetic contact instead of using tilt sensor for determination of the garage door’s state
  • UL certified pre-installed bellwire to 2nd external contact:
    • 22AWG, 2 Conductor, Solid Copper Security Cable, White, L = 1.5m
  • Accelerometer 


  • 5” x 3.75” X 1


  • Line powered 120 VAC 60 Hz, 0.08A Maximum US

Operating Temperature

  • 0° to 50°C


  • 12 Months

Regulatory and Certification

  • UL-325 Specification Design
  • UL certified pre-installed bellwire to 2nd external contact:
    • 22AWG, 2 Conductor, Solid Copper Security Cable, White, L = 1.5m