After using the Unlock Door on Open app (https://github.com/wesdeboer/smartthings-unlock-door-on-open), I wanted to update it a bit. The way I use this is to unlock the door between our house and garage when the garage door opens. A few years ago, there was a report that someone on our road had their garage door opener signal stolen (which I’ve heard is hard to do, and maybe even impossible) and were robbed (they didn’t have the door between the house and garage locked). Remembering this, I wanted to add a delay before the door unlocks, figuring that anyone who was trying to break in would want to get in immediately after opening the door. Adding a delay won’t affect our everyday use as it takes some time after pulling in the garage, getting the kids, etc.
Of course, the first question would likely be why not just unlock on presence? We do use our phones as presence monitors, however, as many people are aware, they aren’t always super reliable. Getting home while having your hands full after a long day and finding that the door was still locked and needing to get either your phone out or, gasp, a key out seemed, well, unacceptable