Okay, so this may have been asked before.
I live in an apartment. I have to share a 2 car garage with another tenant…occasionally, they will leave the garage door open…so far they do this about once every other month. They’ll leave it open anywhere from 20min to even a few hours.
I now have a security camera with motion detection set up to record to my computer, as well as a multi sensor to notify me when it’s opened or closed.
My land lord isn’t very fond of all the things I’ve installed in the garage (ST controlled LED light, open / close sensor, security camera which required running an extension cord to the back of the garage, all of which is plugged into the garage door plug, which is electricity I’m not paying for. However, I’ve explained to them, that I’ve run meters on them, and it’s only costing cents per month in usage, so they allow it).
I wanted to see if there was a way I could maybe hack a standard wireless garage door opener to be controlled via z-wave or zigbee and act as a momentary on/off switch. I mean, my current garage door opener is HUGE, so it would be easy to crack it open, and solder on some wires onto the button into some sort of gadget.
I’ve heard of people having problems with their garage just randomly opening, so I have no problem adding a level of security by having a smart things outlet that would turn power to the garage door remote on and off. So in order to use it, I would have to turn the ST outlet on, and then press the momentary button to open/close the garage.
If there is no easy way to do this…then I will do it the super sloppy lo-tech way, and I’ll just get a smart things outlet, plug in a low voltage DC power supply, wire it to a relay, and then wire the other end of the relay to the garage remote, and then just quickly turn the ST switch on then off to act like a momentary switch. haha.