I figured I’d try a bit of DIY, emulating this post https://livinghightech.com/smart-lock-outdoor-gate-alexa/ to make my dumb pedestrian gate smart.
I have hit snags that are leading me to have concerns relying on this.
Firstly, as soon as I connect the Mimolite zwave (I used bell wire), any key on the bulldog keypad unlocks the gate, and a simple tap of the Mimolite casing also unlocks it. So not exactly secure, also the first three buttons on the keypad don’t work.
To confirm that connecting the bulldog gate opener without the Mimolite and it all functions exactly as it should.
I’m not an electrician, and I’m actually pretty hapless when it comes to diy but I really wanted this to work without a professional.
Also, when I add it to smart things, it’s very intermittent, funtions as a switch only (on/off) and is pretty unreliable.
Any assistance or advice?