In the previous version of the app/hub you could create a “Garage Door”, and select a relay + tilt sensor to control it. You could then have it open/close automatically when you arrived/left. This functionality is completely missing from the new v2 hub/app. Does anyone have a suitable workaround? I don’t see a way to accomplish this on the new version. I’ve contacted support, but I wanted to see what others were doing to solve this while I await a response.
I’m seriously regretting my v2 upgrade so far. I basically paid $100 for a worse system with (apparently limited) offline functionality. I thought I was getting the same system with the ability to run SmartApps offline (as long as they didn’t have some cloud dependency), and battery backup.
What I really don’t understand is why they would take away the old method of creating Doors & Locks / Lights & Switches without having a suitable replacement ready first. I’m all for “rethinking” things, but you have to actually design a better solution to something, before removing the old one.
I was equally disappointed to find out that v2 doesn’t have the same functionality. I really thought that v2 will be just like v1 but with the local processing, battery backup and video streaming. It was a bad sign when the news of missing dashboard items came out. Hope they will bring back v1 features soon!!!
Add another disappointed customer for this missing feature in v2… Also, does anyone know how I can change a multi sensor type to garage vs. conventional door. My conventional door multi sensors are now stuck in an Open state… thanks, and hope ST support brings back the Garage door feature from v1.
Yes, via the IDE. You can edit your device to change from “zwave garage door opener” back to what ever type of sensor it is.
EDIT: I’m assuming this is how it shows up for you since my device is completely different, but the general idea of using the IDE to make changes like that still apply. If you don’t feel OK making changes I recommend contact support.
If you’ve not been in the IDE before, please post back. I’m looking for some posts in the Community for you right now.
@johnconstantelo - Thank you! Y’day I changed the multi’s device type for Garage to SmartSense Garage Door Multi, and that is working fine… The issue I’m facing is with regular doors (conventional was the option in v1 (app); I didn’t have to update IDE)… trying to play around in the IDE with different types, will post back if successful!
@SBDOBRESCU, it’s all in a single device type code for the MIMOLite, which is why I prefer that device over separate devices, and having to use a Routine. ST does have a default device type called “MIMOLite Garage Door Controller”, but it’s not yet using the new tile format for App v2.0. I created mine a while back and just updated it:
Yeah, sorry about that. That’s why I love the MIMOLite with an external wired contact sensor. It’s been bulletproof for me since I don’t need to worry about separate devices to work together. And in light of the recent Apocalypse 2.0 release that nuked what you once had, I’m especially glad the MIMOLite works the way it does.
There is a good possibility that they did away with this functionality to avoid litigation if something were to go wrong. I believe automatic garage door openers are required to have an audio and visual notification that the door is going to close. This is to prevent an accident when closing a door you cannot see.
Nope. Shouldn’t be any legal issues there or else every company who makes the actual garage door unit would be sued. You can use your normal garage door remote to open or close the door when you are inside the house with no eyes on the door. I think they just rushed it out without every feature…