I am new to SmartThings and am trying to get this dog door working with SmartThings. I see that there is a device-type code for this door. Is that the code that I use when adding it under “My Device Handlers” or when adding the “New SmartApp”. Or perhaps I am just going about this all wrong?
So once you have added the device type handler from post 27 above following the instructions in the FAQ I just gave you and paired the device, then it will appear as a lock in SmartThings and you can set rules for it like any other lock. It doesn’t require a special Smartapp.
Everything here is perfect, thank you so much for the short and sweet way to get it working. However, the only challenge I have right now is that the step listing devices doesn’t show any devices… so I cannot complete these steps. Any suggestions?
click arrow next to virtual device (a list of all devices on your smartthings should show up)
click the device you named as the dog door
The only option that appears is a radio button next to Virtual.
EDIT Disregard this, I got it working. I had to go into the Locations and sign in again to my already existing “Home” location rather than selecting a new one that I just created in the IDE. This works and thank you again for your help! The way I learn, I’ve learned more from your simple list than I could have in a handful of small articles. I sincerely appreciate it!
Had petsafe door working fine before install.
After install app icon for lock /unlock seems reversed and soon as locked hit you can hear door mechanism work and indicator light on door goes to red/locked instead of staying on automatic.
Just want to say a big thank you to you for this code that helped me get my new PetSafe Smart Door working (thus far). Now I need to install it and train the dogs (but not the goats) how to use it. Much appreciated!
So I bought one of these doors and installed it with the express intention of using it with ST. It does not seem to pair. I get the blue flashing lights for a less than a minute and it appears from the door’s standpoint the device finished pairing, but nothing ever shows up in the ST app. It says it’s taking longer than expected, but the blue lights on the door go out. I initially suspected something was wrong with the door, but after purchasing a Lowes Iris hub it paired just fine. I have removed and repaired with the Iris several times and attempted pairing with ST at least 15 times with no success. Any suggestions? I HATE the Iris interface and really do not wish to use it for this one device.
That’s the problem. It does not properly pair and therefore never shows up as a thing. If I do not attempt to pair it with ST the blue pairing lights on the unit will blink for about 40 minutes. If I do attempt to pair the blue lights on the door flash three times and extinguish indicating that the door is paired, but nothing ever shows up in the app. ST app indicates pairing is taking longer than expected and continues to look for a device.