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Wannabe Geek

#302110 29-Oct-2022 17:17
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My first posted question!


One of our previous houses we had a garage sectional door at the front of the house facing the street, and there was always someone leaving the door open, sometimes overnight.


I solved this issue by wiring a pantry door switch back to an indicator neon light located in the main living area light switch plate that lit when the door was open.


Our new place, the garage is 10 meters separate from the house and we have the same issue with the door being left open. Does anyone have a simple wireless suggestion for something similar?



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Master Geek

  #2989555 29-Oct-2022 17:20
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I had the same issue and I use this.

It will notify you if the door is left open and you can also check the status in the app.


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Uber Geek

  #2989558 29-Oct-2022 17:23
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  #2989828 31-Oct-2022 02:32
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I use one similar to this




Easy to setup and i can close the door from work when the misses leaves it open (garage is right by the street) Works via wifi so you need to be in range of your router which the door can talk over the internet. I got mine from aliexpress for about $30, runs off the smartlife app or similar...







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Uber Geek

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  #2989836 31-Oct-2022 08:09
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There’s another thread on this that’s worth reading - I bought a unit very similar to the one in the post directly above based on advice on that thread, and it’s working perfectly; I got mine from the same Ali Express retailer as recommended on the first page of the thread - incredibly quick delivery (about a week), but YMMV.

Coincidentally, I did run into a weird thing yesterday - after I’d tidied up the wiring for the unit the garage door was opening when it was set to close. Simple solution is to make sure the door is closed when plugging it in!

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Ultimate Geek

  #2989881 31-Oct-2022 10:35
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I took a slightly different approach. Since i already had a Xiaomi Zigbee gateway and various door/window and temp sensors integrated with Home Assistant, I got another door/window sensor, put one side of the sensor on the wall beside the garage door and the other on the garage door.



  #2989896 31-Oct-2022 10:59
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For those of you with Wise cameras, they also do a take on the garage door issue



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Master Geek

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  #2992610 6-Nov-2022 18:05
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I'm using Garadget since a few years now. The open/closed state given by sensor that checks if the laser beam is being reflected or not


Pretty happy with it.

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