Hi folks -
I think I’m being a bonehead, but I’m just checking here to make sure
I have a ST Multi on my garage door - it’s mounted in a way where I can use the magnetic open/closed sensor or the angle of the door as a sensor. My goal here is to have it notify my Evolve LFM-20 to shut the door if left open for too long. (The Evolve works great, btw.)
When I tell the sensor that it’s a “regular door” it, of course, used the magnetic open/close sensor…which has worked fine in the past correctly identifying the door being in an open or closed state. However, I’m trying to be a good ST citizen here, so I’ve categorized the multi to be a “garage door” so that it uses the tilt sensor instead.
The problem is that I am no longer notified when the door is open or closed. I don’t have it connected to the LFM-20 right now, I just want to see if I can get open/closed notifications, and I am not seeing them.
When I look through the log for the sensor, I can see “Garage door sensor active” and “Garage door sensor inactive” whenever the door opens and closes…but that’s it. I don’t see anyway for the multi to notify me of the door remaining open.
Should I go back to using the magnetic sensor, or can some ST folk out there tell me what I am doing wrong? The ST instructions on using the sensor this way are pretty weak, so I can’t really tell how to set it up properly.
I should mention I am doing this all thru the built in macros on the ST App, I have not rolled my own app to control.
Thanks in advance