Front Door Lock and Garage Door

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Wed Sep 19, 2018 10:27 am
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Front Door Lock and Garage Door

Hi All,

2 Things:

I have an Aeotec Garage Door Opener. I've added it to Home Bridge as both a Switch (default) and a Garage Door Opener.
I have it working, except it always thinks the door is opposite to what it is.
Setting the Invert switch on the plugin seems to do nothing, although I imagine if that worked then it would fix my issue so not sure if that's a bug?

I have a front door lock, and I can say to Lock / Unlock - however whenever I ask it to Unlock, it unlocks the door and immediately locks it again?

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Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:42 pm
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

I can’t comment about the door lock but with the garage door controller try removing it from HomeKit and add it again with the invert set from the get go. Same thing happened to me so it should work.


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Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:05 am
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

Perfect that seemed to do the trick :)

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Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:09 am
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

I'm having the same issue with my garage door (virtual on/off device)

I'm searching for this invert switch, but can't find it. Would any of you be so kind and tell me where this invert switch is set ?

Edit : nevermind, found it. In my case just editing the garage door did the trick.

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Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:40 pm
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

Mine also shows Open when the garage is closed. The invert switch is not available on mine. What am I missing?
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Thanks for the help.

Edmond

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Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:53 pm
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

The only time 'Invert' is available is if the device you are referencing has an On and Off state. Your 'Garage Door Right' doesn't have an On and Off state so that's why invert doesn't show. Choose a light switch, as an example, and you'll see Invert show up.

That being said, what kind of garage door opener is it? Out of the box it should support most of the standard ones but if you have one that isn't as widely used you may have to create a virtual device for it so you can get On and Off.

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Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:07 pm
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

I have a Chamberlain garage door opener and I'm using this kit to control it.
https://www.smarthome.com/insteon-74551 ... s-kit.html

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Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:57 pm
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

So anyone have an idea on how to make this work correctly using the Insteon I/O Link? The Apple Home App still thinks the garage is open when its closed.
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Thanks for the help

Edmond

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Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:40 pm
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

Edmond, I still have to work on the Homekit part, but to get the Indigo part correct, but here is what I did so far for Indigo settings:

1. Select the I/O Linc and click the Edit... button at the top of the Indigo interface.
2. In the Edit window, Select "Edit Device Settings..."

Use the setting in the attached screen shot. Make sure you hit the "Upload Settings" after changing them.

Update: I just checked my HomeKit and the status of the door sensor is matching Indigo.
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Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:50 pm
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Use the setting in the attached screen shot. Make sure you hit the "Upload Settings" after changing them


That worked. :D

Thanks
Edmond

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Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:21 am
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

Awoke this morning to a seemingly errant message on my iPhone from the Home.app that at 23:27 the "Garage Door was Closed".

Fearing that something hinky was going on, I checked the Indigo logs and there was no indication that the garage door had been open or closed (no door activity messages, no motion, temperature within reason). Not sure if this message came from the Home.app directly, or was initiated through HKB, so I thought I'd mention it. Could be that Siri thought I asked for the garage door to be closed, but I would've had to be talking in my sleep. :D

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Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:15 am
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

DaveL17 wrote:
Awoke this morning to a seemingly errant message on my iPhone from the Home.app that at 23:27 the "Garage Door was Closed".

Fearing that something hinky was going on, I checked the Indigo logs and there was no indication that the garage door had been open or closed (no door activity messages, no motion, temperature within reason). Not sure if this message came from the Home.app directly, or was initiated through HKB, so I thought I'd mention it. Could be that Siri thought I asked for the garage door to be closed, but I would've had to be talking in my sleep. :D


I get status updates like that fairly often.. i've aways suspected that Home hasn't updated a status for a while and then something has updated that devices status in Indigo and it's suddenly realised there's been a change.. although i sometimes get it with devices that aren't even plugged in.. eg i've got a relay for turning on an electric door lock on the shed that's not actually installed yet.. randomly i'll get a message saying the lock has been locked.. but nothing has changed on it for weeks.

Computer says no.

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Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:22 am
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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

durosity wrote:
I get status updates like that fairly often.. i've aways suspected that Home hasn't updated a status for a while and then something has updated that devices status in Indigo and it's suddenly realised there's been a change.. although i sometimes get it with devices that aren't even plugged in.. eg i've got a relay for turning on an electric door lock on the shed that's not actually installed yet.. randomly i'll get a message saying the lock has been locked.. but nothing has changed on it for weeks.

Thanks. That makes me feel better.

Either that, or you talk in your sleep too.

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Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:24 am
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I do. A fair few years ago my wife heard me say 'Ah the cracking sound of leather and lassies'. :lol:

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Re: Front Door Lock and Garage Door

That'll be a nice mental image to try to escape today.

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