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  #2872031 21-Feb-2022 14:03
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dazzanz: Does anyone have a suggestion for how to do this without WiFi in the garage? Alternatively a cheap way to bridge WiFi over a long distance? Ethernet over power line won’t work either as it’s on its own meter. Our house is on a hill and garage is on the street so I’m constantly worrying about it being open.

 

Do you have a clear line of sight from house to garage? Or trees and things in the way.


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  #2872092 21-Feb-2022 15:16
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dazzanz: Does anyone have a suggestion for how to do this without WiFi in the garage? Alternatively a cheap way to bridge WiFi over a long distance? Ethernet over power line won’t work either as it’s on its own meter. Our house is on a hill and garage is on the street so I’m constantly worrying about it being open.

 

this might help https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=289234


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  #2872174 21-Feb-2022 16:48
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dazzanz: Does anyone have a suggestion for how to do this without WiFi in the garage? Alternatively a cheap way to bridge WiFi over a long distance? Ethernet over power line won’t work either as it’s on its own meter. Our house is on a hill and garage is on the street so I’m constantly worrying about it being open.

 

 

 

Before I installed WiFi in my garage I was going to try using modified a 415 Mhz door opener.

 

Basically, when the door is open, triggering periodic transmission of a 415 door beeper and using the opener to blink a light or somesuch.

 

I would have had to mount the 'beeper' part on my garage roof otherwise the transmissions would not have enough range.





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  #2872196 21-Feb-2022 17:38
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mdf:

 

dazzanz: Does anyone have a suggestion for how to do this without WiFi in the garage? Alternatively a cheap way to bridge WiFi over a long distance? Ethernet over power line won’t work either as it’s on its own meter. Our house is on a hill and garage is on the street so I’m constantly worrying about it being open.

 

Do you have a clear line of sight from house to garage? Or trees and things in the way.

 

 

 

 

There would be a line of sight but I couldn't mount anything large on the garage as the area which would have line of sight is next to the stairs that lead up to the house.

 

 

 

In regards to the original posters question, when I had WiFi in a garage I used this https://www.dicksmith.co.nz/dn/buy/kogan-smarterhome-wireless-garage-door-opener/ it connected to the garage door opener so you can open and close via an app and includes a sensor which reports if the door is open or not.


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  #2872636 22-Feb-2022 13:12
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mdooher:

 

sfrasernz: I have a bad habit of leaving the garage door open and am looking for a simple solution to alert my phone at a specific time if it is left open. The door opener is connected to our Arrowhead alarm which gives me the ability to open and close from their app but not monitor its status.

I assume we could add a reed switch to the alarm but I don’t know of a way for the arrowhead to send a message if left open.

I see reed and tilt switches are available from a few different companies. What would be the easiest components to cobble together a solution?

 

Does the arrowhead app not give you the ability to monitor zones open and closed status?

 

surely you just a add a reed switch and assign it as non bypass zone. This way you wont be able to arm the system unless the door is shut.

 

 

 

I have a more complex system on mine:

 

2 Reed switches on each door, 1 for fully open and one for fully shut.

 

If door is "open" the system will not arm

 

If the door is in-between, zone is bypassed until closed

 

if closed it will arm

 

This means I can arm the house as I drive away and not wait for the door to shut... there is actually some more logic at play, but that is the basics

 

 

 

 

I use the Arrowhead app - EliteControl, to both open/close the Garage door and to monitor open/closed status via a reedswitch. The app display sensor status showing if the soor i sopen or closed


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  #2872738 22-Feb-2022 14:48
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I have the Aeotec Garage Door Controller -> Hubitat -> HomeBridge -> Apple eco system.

 

It's literally magic! I can ask Siri to open/close door. My apple watch / phone tells me the current state and complete control of the garage door. 

 

I tell siri about 50m from my garage to open the door and she always obeys! Absolutely brilliant!!!


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mentor:

 

I have the Aeotec Garage Door Controller -> Hubitat -> HomeBridge -> Apple eco system.

 

It's literally magic! I can ask Siri to open/close door. My apple watch / phone tells me the current state and complete control of the garage door. 

 

I tell siri about 50m from my garage to open the door and she always obeys! Absolutely brilliant!!!

 

 

D1 Mini with reed sensor for door open state, Paradox IP module to mqtt into openhab for controlling door.  Homebridge to expose both to homekit as a garage door, and can also yell at siri to open the garage door.  Same outcome, different hardware.





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  #2872780 22-Feb-2022 15:29
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sfrasernz: I have a bad habit of leaving the garage door open and am looking for a simple solution to alert my phone at a specific time if it is left open. The door opener is connected to our Arrowhead alarm which gives me the ability to open and close from their app but not monitor its status.

I assume we could add a reed switch to the alarm but I don’t know of a way for the arrowhead to send a message if left open.

I see reed and tilt switches are available from a few different companies. What would be the easiest components to cobble together a solution?

 

 

Google YoLink. LoRaWAN based so it'll run forever off batteries, and you can check the status on your phone. We use it to check that the frequently-left-open bathroom window is closed when we leave, among a pile of other stuff, e.g. something in the letterbox, water leak alarms, etc.

 

 

Edited to add: To give some more info, it has a base station that you connect to your router and that then it communicates with all the devices via LoRaWAN. We've got sensors at various places on the property, e.g. to check for possums in the traps, check whether the letterbox has been opened, etc, and they all communicate fine and run for one or more years off a single set of AA batteries.

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  #2872871 22-Feb-2022 18:46
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Went down to my garage today to find it open, not sure if I accidentally hit the open button while walking or if it was open overnight... Considering its full of stuff I didn't notice anything missing so hopefully the former. Definitely need to find a solution, one link shared here had a mikrotik link to get wifi down there. I can't seem to find it available anywhere though.

 

 

 

 


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  #2873539 23-Feb-2022 21:36
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sfrasernz: I have a bad habit of leaving the garage door open and am looking for a simple solution to alert my phone at a specific time if it is left open. The door opener is connected to our Arrowhead alarm which gives me the ability to open and close from their app but not monitor its status.

I assume we could add a reed switch to the alarm but I don’t know of a way for the arrowhead to send a message if left open.

I see reed and tilt switches are available from a few different companies. What would be the easiest components to cobble together a solution?

 

just found this one

 

 

 

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/smart-ape-wifi-wireless-home-garage-door-opener/34981813?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=cataloguesales_acquisition_electronics&fbclid=IwAR1AJwXSc_pF640Ge99_iDfwyIZkiTkTNtDl_YJcgnrcqqKLcvrL78lfMOU_aem_AbXetgVCDcS0vV6qRj3P_4JECYx2WO4ccmWMrkxM7c1lNV7dk-vj2HReO396o7oKayOr9Y85HiesFnHULxJT2J053zkYsuhxfW8bCEOeHMaTqk6cCtK14zMUTmDVS9l17sU


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  #2873549 23-Feb-2022 21:51
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1cloud:

 

sfrasernz: I have a bad habit of leaving the garage door open and am looking for a simple solution to alert my phone at a specific time if it is left open. The door opener is connected to our Arrowhead alarm which gives me the ability to open and close from their app but not monitor its status.

I assume we could add a reed switch to the alarm but I don’t know of a way for the arrowhead to send a message if left open.

I see reed and tilt switches are available from a few different companies. What would be the easiest components to cobble together a solution?

 

just found this one

 

 

 

https://www.mightyape.co.nz/product/smart-ape-wifi-wireless-home-garage-door-opener/34981813?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=cataloguesales_acquisition_electronics&fbclid=IwAR1AJwXSc_pF640Ge99_iDfwyIZkiTkTNtDl_YJcgnrcqqKLcvrL78lfMOU_aem_AbXetgVCDcS0vV6qRj3P_4JECYx2WO4ccmWMrkxM7c1lNV7dk-vj2HReO396o7oKayOr9Y85HiesFnHULxJT2J053zkYsuhxfW8bCEOeHMaTqk6cCtK14zMUTmDVS9l17sU

 

 

 

 

I believe this is the same Kogan branded one I linked to, but it's cheaper a Dick Smith.


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