I’m looking for an open/close sensor to detect an elevator door being opened.
The sensor would be line-of-sight about 15’ from my ST hub, so all the metal involved in the door and door frame would not cause problems for RF.
However, I would have to mount the magnet on the face of the elevator door, and when opened the face of the door slides completely into the door frame. There is only about a 6mm gap between the elevator door and the door frame when it slides open, so I need a magnet that will fit in that gap (i.e. protrudes less than 6mm above the surface it is mounted on).
Does anyone know of an open/close sensor that comes with a magnet less than 6mm thick?
I currently don’t have any open/close sensors I can experiment with that are paired to my SmartThings hub. I have Digital Life and iSmartAlarm sensors, both of whose magnets are too thick for this application, so I can;t experiment with them.
From some reading that I have done around this forum, I expect I may also run into issues with the detector failing to detect the magnet when it is mounted to a steel door, so maybe I am tilting at windmills, but I’d like to give it a shot (if I can find a thin magnet).
Thanks … Mike