Garage door opener with OpenHAB

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Garage door opener with OpenHAB

#1 Post by martin67 » 13 May 2020, 17:14

Hi,

I used Shelly and ESPEasy to setup a garage door opener with OpenHAB.

A guide is here:
https://community.openhab.org/t/setting ... easy/98749

Maybe it could be useful for someone else.

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#2 Post by grovkillen » 13 May 2020, 17:23

Thank you for sharing! :D
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#3 Post by ThomasB » 13 May 2020, 19:25

It's great to see ESPEasy applications. They provide inspiration.

I'll share an idea you might like to add to your project:
My garage door has a very similar solution using an Insteon I/O module. And I use OpenHab too. I added an OpenHab rule that checks to see if the garage door is still open late at night. I could have made it automatically close the door. But instead a warning email is sent that tells me to close it (to avoid leaving it open all night). This little trick has saved me a couple times over the years.

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#4 Post by martin67 » 14 May 2020, 09:50

Thanks for the tip!

I decided to have it automatically close at night - easier for me!

It was also very practical to have the possibility for OpenHAB to control the door; now my kids can open with just their phones.

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#5 Post by Tecumseh » 14 May 2020, 10:02

martin67 wrote:
14 May 2020, 09:50
I decided to have it automatically close at night - easier for me!
You are not worried that the car might halfway through the garage door? Or does the garage door have a safety installed that would prevend it from closing when there is a blockage?

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#6 Post by ThomasB » 15 May 2020, 01:58

There are built-in safety mechanism provided by all modern garage door openers (invisible light beam, excess force sensing, over-current). But the "worry" issue is the reason why I chose to send an email instead of automatically closing the door.

I prefer someone be present when the door is in motion. That avoids any surprises, including the chance of capturing a stray animal (or thief) that will end up on the wrong side of the closed door. But there are consumer products that allow WiFi garage door closure from afar, so that suggest it's reasonably safe to do.

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#7 Post by TD-er » 15 May 2020, 23:14

ThomasB wrote:
15 May 2020, 01:58
[...]But there are consumer products that allow WiFi garage door closure from afar, so that suggest it's reasonably safe to do.
Technology may be ready... but are you ready for it?

"The only one with access is me"

PVC - Personal Voice Controlled Car

Well if an insurance company already advertises with it, then it can only be good, right? :)

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#8 Post by ThomasB » 15 May 2020, 23:34

Funny videos. Oh sure, we're giggling now. But those videos hint how technology will have the last laugh.

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#9 Post by TD-er » 15 May 2020, 23:58

Those were TV commercials here in the Netherlands... years ago.
And commercials of that company were the only reason to watch commercials. They are truly funny.

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