Hey all! I just got my first automatic garage door set up yesterday. Even though it wasn’t on the compatibility list, I tried the Linear FS20Z-1 Relay - http://www.linearcorp.com/product_detail.php?productId=1572. It’s only $31 as opposed to the recommended LFM-20, which is $49. It worked great! So, I just wanted to start out by hopefully saving some of you some money by encouraging the use of that relay instead of the LFM-20.
I have a very simple setup to trigger the door. I put a ST presence sensor in the car that goes in and out of that garage door. I am also using an Ecolink Tilt sensor to sense orientation. It DOES open the door, but it takes WAY too long to actually go and yesterday I ended up waiting in the driveway for about 10 seconds for it to actually open. My wife goes…“ahh yeah…that’s not gonna work.” LOL.
I have the presence sensor in the glove compartment, and the HUB in my office, which is about 50 ft. from where the garage is. I’m assuming it is triggering the action when the presence sensor comes within 150ft of the HUB, but if it is, it is taking FOREVER for the action to actually happen. Just FYI, when I open and close the door via the ST app, it goes instantly. So this must have something to do with the presence sensor communicating with the HUB.
Has anyone else had this problem? How do I set it to trigger faster so that the door is actually open by the time we get to it? Does this have anything to do with the radius around my house that I originally set when setting up the ST app?