Long story short, I have a gate on my deck to keep a crazy escape dog away from the neighbors. The problem is, I also have family members that think this particular gate being closed is optional. Of course, they don’t have to pay the $50 fine for said crazy escape dog running loose in the neighborhood. Anyways, I bought a SmartSense Multi, I have it enclosed in this (not trying to advertise for amazon here): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00REFK1A8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
My goal, was to switch the device type to Garage, but (from SmartThings support) it only notices a change in X and Y orientation, and not X (horizontal) orientation movements. I would put it on just movement sensing, but that’s as touchy and sensitive as my mother-in-law, and would false trigger with a wind gust. Does anyone have any ideas on how to create a new device type that sense X movement?
I’d like to keep this waterproof, and the sensor simply cannot pick up the magnet when it’s in this enclosure. So the goal is to have it notice an X axis movement, and then text every able phone in the house to yell at said family members to close the darn gate.
Thanks in advance everyone!