I’m using a Smartthings Multipurpose Sensor on my garage door. I’ve seen old references in this forum to the “new” vs. “old” sensors - mine was purchased a week ago and has the coin battery in it.
I have configured it for use on a garage door, and oriented it correctly on the door (with the raised bar on the cover oriented vertically, on the right side of the sensor).
It works totally reliably when the door is opened, giving me both a vibration alert and showing “open”.
Roughly 25% of the time when I close the garage door, it subsequently shows status as still “open”. It does, however, give the vibration alert when closing. Tapping the sensor seems to make it unstick and report “closed”.
It is mounted on the top panel (of 5 panels I believe), to give the earliest possible indication that it is open. To my untrained eye that top panel looks just as vertical as the rest of the panels, so I don’t think the cause is that top panel being not quite vertical.
It is reporting temperature OK. So this means it’s not out of range, correct? I would expect if it was out of range it would report null for temperature (which maybe the GUI would report as -273 Celcius?). In case it might be a range issue - the sensor is located one floor down, and about 15’ horizontally from the hub.
Battery is at 100%.
Any suggestions on what I might be doing wrong? I’d like to improve reliability of it reporting “open” only when it is actually open.
Thanks … Mike