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Tailwind iQ3 Smart Automatic Garage Controller PRO with J-track mounted sensor

Tailwind iQ3 Smart Automatic Garage Controller PRO with J-track mounted sensor

Regular price $89.99 USD
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This is our most popular kit. It comes with a sensor that quickly mounts on the track. If you have a standard sectional garage door and verified no parts of the door glide up / down over the J-track, this is the kit you want. Our universal kit will work for you, but this one is a bit easier to install.

Not sure which one is right for you?

The first 4 minutes of our installation video will show you the difference in the 2 types of systems (j-track mount vs universal mount) here

Commercial Grade Door Sensor

The #1 thing a smart garage door controller needs to get right is reporting the door position. You don't want false alerts or door automations accidentally triggering on windy days or when it's cold outside or when the sensor battery is dying, or when an insect crawls across a camera lens or laser beam. The Tailwind iQ3 Pro is the ONLY system on the market that includes a commercial-grade, sealed, all aluminum door sensor that the pros use to ensure rock-solid door position information.

Patented Auto-Open

Experience the luxury of patented technology that automatically and securely opens the door as you arrive home. Just drive. Even multiple vehicles, doors, drivers and locations are no problem. Tailwind handles it all with ease. Optional vehicle sensor is REQUIRED for iPhone users to have the auto open and close feature. Android users also need a vehicle sensor if the vehicle does not have bluetooth.*

Works With a Bunch of Stuff

Works with Apple HomeKit, Siri, CarPlay (via HomeKit), Android Auto, Google Home, The Google Assistant, Alexa, Smart Things, IFTTT, Home Assistant, Hubitat, Crestron, Control4, and a local control API allowing you to create your own integrations. More integrations are coming soon! (Yes, while others are reducing interoperability we are adding it)

Night Mode

Night Mode monitors your garage door all night, and will close your door if it opens. This makes your home safer. “One and done” solutions like “Close the door at 9 PM” do NOTHING if someone leaves the door open at 9:05. Night Mode automatically protects your home at night without affecting daytime operation. And of course you can configure what time "Night" begins, what time it ends, and the delay before closing.


If you’re distracted when you leave home and you forget to close the garage door, auto-close will detect this and close the door for you.

Awesome Sharing Options

Tailwind gives you more ways to share access than any other solution. Share access with an unlimited number of people. Schedule, restrict or revoke access at any time. Control event history visibility and notifications. “Cross-share” with other Tailwind households.

Door Disable

Need to work around the yard or in the garage and you don't want any automations or shared access users opening / closing the door? No problem. Disable it until a certain time or until you decide you want control restored again.

Works when the internet is down

Unlike other solutions that rely on cloud connectivity, if your internet goes down Tailwind will still allow you to control the door as long as your phone is on your Home WiFi network.

Notifications that tell you more

A notification that says "Garage Door Opened" just isn't good enough. With Tailwind, activity notifications tell you who or what operated the door if it was done through our system. For example "Alexa opened garage door 3" or "Jerry closed West Garage". Notifications can be spoken / verbal "your garage door just opened" or the usual notification sound of your smartphone / smart device.

Auto-Close Timer

Want to make sure your door is closed any time of the day or night? Set a timer to notify you if the door is left open for a pre-determined period of time or optionally close it.


We've tested Tailwind with 100 controllers and 300 doors on a single account, so it can handle whatever you throw at it.

Comes with everything you need to operate 1 garage door and is expandable up to 3 doors per controller with additional door kits sold separately. Designed for standard sectional garage doors.

Watch the installation video here

*If you have a Chamberlain, Liftmaster, or Craftsman branded opener that has a round yellow "learn" button, be sure to select "YES" during checkout when our website asks if you have one of these. Your opener requires special hardware.*


* Patented. May require Tailwind Vehicle Sensor. Please check Tailwind Vehicle Sensor page to determine if you need any for your intended use. Explanation for why it is required for iPhones found here

** You should always close your garage door yourself. The Tailwind auto-close feature is meant to be an "in case you forget" feature, providing extra peace of mind. Like all internet-based communications, there may be rare instances when communications between the mobile app and garage device are temporarily down, and auto-close might not work if that interruption lasts for an extended period of time.


NOTE: Please check for lifting cable brackets at the bottom edges of your garage door where the lifting cables may be attached. If lifting cable brackets are present and they glide up / down over the J-track they will collide with the sensor in this kit. Please order the above door or universal door kit if any part of your door glides up and down and covers the J-track.





Bluetooth Yes
Custom Scheduling Yes
Access Management Unlimited Users
Max Number of Doors 3
Apple HomeKit integration Yes
Amazon Alexa Integration Yes
Google Home and Assistant Integration Yes
Home Assistant Integration Yes
Hubitat Integration Yes
Local Control APIs Yes
Firmware Upgradable Yes

Control Module

Wireless Protocol 802.11 b/g/n
Hardware Encryption AES 256 Bit
WiFi Encryption WEP, WPA/WPA2, TKIP
Frequency 2.4GHz
Operating Temperature -20C to 45C
Operating Humidity 10% to 90%, non-condensing
Ingress Protection IP20
Relays 3x dry contact rating 1A @ 24VDC
Audible Alarm Piezo Buzzer
Integrated Light 360 Lumen RGBW LED

Power Supply

Input Voltage 100V - 240V AC (50/60Hz)
Watts 10W
Output Voltage 5VDC
Output Current 2A
Terminal Style USB Type B
Operating Temperature -20C to 45C
Operating Humidity 10% to 90% non-condensing
Ingress Protection IP20
Plug Type North America
Safety Certification UL Listing E318298
Power Supply Type Class VI


Power Supply 5V by Tailwind control module
Lumens 360
Color Temperature 4000K
CRI 75
Operating Temperature -20C to 45C

PRO Door Sensor Bracket Kit

Material Type Aluminum
Door Track Type 2” Standard J-Track

Magnetic Door Sensor

Electrical Parameters 28VDC / 0.5A / 100mΩ
Sensing Distance 52mm
Material Type Aluminum
Operating Temperature -40C to 125C
Operating Humidity 10% to 100%

Wire Harness

Wire Gauge 24 AWG
Harness Length - Control Cable 1 Meter (3' 3")
Harness Length - Door Sensor Cable

10 Meters (32' 9")
Connector Type Molex 6 Position Locking
Wire Type 2 Pair 2 Wire, Stranded
Operating Temperature -20C to 45C
Operating Humidity 10% to 90%, non-condensing

Wire Clips

Material Type ABS
Mounting Peel & Stick



What's Included

  • 1 PRO DOOR KIT - If you have 2 or 3 garage doors you want to control, add 1 or 2 more door kits to your cart.
  • POWER SUPPLY - Universal voltage, North American plug (use a wall plug adaptor or a phone charger for use in other countries)


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  • Experience the Luxury of Patented Technology

    Tailwind has patented technology that automatically and securely opens the door as you arrive home. Just drive.

    Watch the Demo Video (Optional vehicle sensor is REQUIRED for iPhone users to have the auto open and close feature. Android users also need a vehicle sensor if the vehicle does not have Bluetooth.)*

    Closes the door automagically when you leave (if you forget to do it yourself)** (may require optional vehicle sensor - see above)*

  • Easy to install and convert your existing garage door opener

    Comes with everything you need to operate 1 garage door and is expandable up to 3 doors per controller with additional door kits sold separately

    • Includes a commercial-grade, robust door sensor Automating the largest entrance to your home starts with rock-solid door position sensing.
    • Extra long sensor wire - suitable for high ceilings - 10 meters (32'9")
    • No monthly fee
    • Works with Apple Watch and Android Wear OS watches
    • Unlimited users - share access with as many people as you like
    • Customizable alert schedule - only receive notifications when you want them
    • Open, close, check the door status and receive customized alerts anywhere in the world using your smart device and the free Tailwind iOS or Android app
    • Unique "Night Mode" is far more secure than a simple "close at 10PM". If the door opens at any time during the night, Tailwind's "Night Mode" will close it again after a few minutes.
    • Robust sharing rules - grant access during scheduled times on specific days of the week, or one time access, or full access. Revoke access instantly if / when necessary.
    • Configurable partial open. Just tap and hold on the door icon to partially open the door by the amount you want - perfect for airing out the garage
    • Notifications and event history both display the name of the person and automation, or integration that operated the door (ex. "Alexa opened door 1", or "Adam closed the Harley door", or "Night Mode closed the main door")
    • Control who can see door history and who can't
    • Door Disable feature - allows you to disable the door until a certain time so you can work around the garage or yard without worrying about anyone operating the door remotely, or you can disable it permanently until you want to restore function - useful for going on vacation.
    • Cross Family Sharing allows you to share access with other families and they can share access with you without having to log into different accounts
    • Optional "spoken" or "verbal" notifications "Your garage door just opened" make it easy to distinguish from other notifications
    • Timed Auto-Close if a door has been left open - configurable for up to 60 minutes, and you decide if you want to only be notified or if you want it to close.