I hope this is the right place to ask this. I don’t have a SmartThings system yet, but am looking at getting one for a specific purpose. So I wanted to see if folks here who know the system, can tell me if this is possible with SmartThings.
What I want is to have some kind of alert-- preferably a phone call-- to my and my wife’s phones, if the garage door is left open for any length of time. (Like, more than a couple minutes.) That way if we accidentally leave it open we’ll be alerted to it.
I don’t want to automate the opening and closing-- I’m just too nervous about possible bugs that could lead to it being accidentally opened. I just want to detect open-ness.
The specific part of this that feels tricky, is I don’t want to always get that phone call. I only want it if the door is open too long. I couldn’t figure out how to handle this aspect on IFTTT, for instance-- it’s not a simple “if trigger, make phone call” because the trigger is more than one condition, and that condition includes a timer (1 minute, etc.)
From the reading I’ve done, I get the impression that I can do the basic detection with only two parts: (a) SmartThings hub plus either (b1) SmartThings Multi Sensor (unavailable), or (b2) an Ecolink z-wave garage door tilt sensor.
However, I’m not sure about the triggering and the time delay logic.
Is something like this possible on SmartThings? Thanks!