Monitor Opening of Car Door


(Rob B) #1

Is there anything out there that will tell me if a car door has opened that integrates with the system or can I use some existing to do this that isn’t awkward and bulky?

Will the accelerometer in the current open/close sensor do the trick or is there something better?


(Beckwith) #2

ODB2 has a door ajar code. Maybe generation 2 of Automatic exposes this to their API. There have been discussions of interfacing with SmartThings.


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Or Mojio doesn’t require your phone:


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(Rob B) #3

I really want to flash hue lights when the door opens. Not sure either of these can connect like that right now


#4

Hue has an IFTTT channel. As does Automatic and also SmartThings. But it can be a 15 minute polling delay, which might not work depending on the use case.


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #5

I presume this is only for detection while the car is in range of your hub?

Does the door have a built in safety / courtesy light? I’m thinking that we can figure out a way to watch for current flow there…


(Bob Anderson) #6

I’m currently using the ecolink door open sensors for this. It’s a touch awkward but not too bad. I have it mounted low on the door near the hinge so it’s pretty out of the way. Response is instant.