Hi guys, I’m looking to see which of the door/window sensors on the market can handle concurrent use of internal and external contact.
Basically I want to mount a magnet to the bottom of one of the door security locks like the kind you see in hotels. (yes, I’ll space the magnet with some plastic about 1/4" so it doesn’t eventually cause contact failure).
And also wire an external reed contact to the door/jamb.
The flip open/closed lock would sit just above the door sensor. as a way to tell that the door is locked.
the external reed would sense if the door is open or closed.
My wife has a bad habit of leaving the front door unlocked, but I do not want connected locks on my exterior doors.
I’d like to monitor both the door open/close status, and the lock/unlocked status.
I know I could use a smartthings multi sensor external contact to monitor the lock, and its’ accelerometer to monitor the door being “in transit.”
But I’d prefer a contact than accelerometer motion. I’d also like something where I can monitor both contacts visually in the app device list. I’ve heard the gocontrol handler will use both contacts, but only the main contact is visible, the internal can be used but only with CORE rules.
Anyone have insights?