I have a FS20Z garage controller and ST multi on our two garage doors. I love being able to see if a garage door is all the way open and then be able to close it remotely.
Here’s the problem I’m trying to find a solution to. We often leave one of our garage doors partially open so our cat can come and go as he pleases. I’d love to be able to tell if the door is only partially open.
The easy solution would be to add an additional open/closed sensor to each door. If this sensor is “open”, but the multi says the door is “closed”, then I would know that we had left it open for the cat. Easy enough…but it also adds another $30+ for each garage door.
I can probably get away with using just the contact sensor of the multi, but that would still not give me a “partially open” status.
My challenge is to have an app that uses the ST multi that I have on each door to serve both purposes. This way I could determine if the door is open, or just partially open. I have my multis on the edge of each door and have verified that the contact sensor works, but then I loose the orientation sensor (garage door type vs standard door type).