I recently picked up the Linear GD00Z-4 Z-Wave Garage Door Opener Remote Controller Accessory, thinking I would be able to use it to control my horizontal driveway gate. Now I was aware that it is designed for sectional garage doors; however, I was under the impression that I would be able to use it without the tilt sensor and that seems to not be the case.
Initially, my plan was to make a direct connection with the circuit of my remote gate opener. I found a very useful post on how to do that here: https://forums.stringify.com/t/linear-gd00z-4-garage-door-opener-and-liftmaster-myq-workaround/302
The circuit on my remote is essentially the same, and I was hoping I could do a quick test by connecting the wires in the same way as mentioned in the above post, and simply use the GD00Z to complete the circuit and open/close the gate. I pared the unit with my smartthings hub, but unfortunately, it seems I can’t even send commands to it unless it has a connection with the included tilt sensor. I haven’t tried pairing it, as based on what I’m reading in the manual it seems like normal operation would require the sensor to report open/closed correctly each time, which isn’t possible with a horizontal gate. I was wondering if someone might have this working without the tilt sensor, or even if the tilt sensor is always reporting “open” or “closed”?
Failing that, it sounds like I could/should have just bit the bullet and got a much cheaper Z-wave or Zigbee dry contact bridge, maybe the FortrezZ MIMOlite? Anyone have success using a contact bridge with a small garage/gate remote unit to open and close a garage or gate?