I am sorry if this has been covered before I have been searching the internet for days and trying to make my own smartapps to make this work and I seem to be doing something wrong every time
I am looking for a Smartapp to allow me to turn a smart outlet on for like 3-5 seconds to trigger a relay to open or close my garage door. no matter what i have found on here, i try to write the code, and it wont work, so im really looking for some help here, id love to be able to get my garage doors working from smartthings but i feel i can do it cheaper then the 90 dollars for the GoControl, ( and i have 2 garage doors I want to control) any help would be greatly apprecaited
I have tried modifying the Power Allowance code to work with seconds, instead of minutes and it does not seem to work.
I appreciate your help, if you have time and are willing please watch the Youtube video i posted above, thats exactly what im going to do for my garage. I just dont know the right code to make it work.
It does not check if the door is open or closed. It is not code in most places. Current code requires that an audio and visual warning fire for 5 seconds before the door moves.
I do use a tilt sensor to see if the door is open or close then activate the relay to move the door. I also have a camera in the garage for extra verification if I think the tilt sensor is lying to me or something.
I am trying to get the relay, for my fireplace, but I may try to get 3 , those they are a tad pricey, I would also use a tilt sensor, and a camera is another idea, i have not researched that yet, ( is there a monthly fee with camera on smart things?)
There are a lot of people using this relay for their fireplace.
The camera I’m using is outside of SmartThings, just a yi home camera. In my opinion video inside of SmartThings is hard and doesn’t work the same for everyone. The cameras that work inside of ST is limited as well. I have a Ring doorbell that will send motion events to ST, but not video. Some of the Arlo cameras will work with ST.