I had to disconnect my doorbell because my dog loses her mind (in a happy way) when it rings. One actually went through the glass on the storm door when the mail lady rang the bell. Which required lots of stitches and an impassioned plea to the post office for them to continue to deliver my mail. But I digress…
Friends and family know the doorbell doesn’t work, and they text or call when they arrive. Delivery people don’t know the doorbell had been disconnected so they leave the package, ring the non-operating doorbell, and leave. Which means the package sits there until I realize it might have arrived and go get it or someone steals it. Here’s the solution I’m considering.
Buy an EcoLink DWZWAVE2-ECO, remove the doorbell and the transformer from the equation, and attached the two door bell wires to the dry contacts in the EcoLink sensor. I’m hoping that the sensor will change state when the doorbell is pushed and I can use WebCoRE to either flash some lights, change the color of a RGBW light, or send a push notification. Note that I don’t need (or want) the existing doorbell to chime. I just need to be able to use WebCoRE to react to a state change on the EcoLink.
Is anyone use the EcoLink in a similar fashion? My solution almost seems too easy to actually work. Thoughts?