local current_second = t.hour * 3600 + t.min * 60 + t.sec A common cause of a malfunctioning garage door sensor is lack of power supply. 5. In the rainy season, the sensors fog up and refuse to let the door close unless I go in and hold down the wall button. I realized quickly, that the Tripped variable will never be set to 10 unless the scene is finished (no matter if I wait 1 second or 1 hour). Portland, we know rain. I'd like to just disconnect them for the season. But I might try that one. to only close the garage door when the tilt sensor is armed (which is configurable, e.g. That will keep them clear of fog. I just hadn’t discovered it yet when I put mine together. Is that possible? I echo Jamr’s concerns, which is why I have mine set up to send me an alert every 30 minutes the door is still open. I think it’s because the sleep function really sets the whole system to sleep and not only this scene. Also make sure the sensor is not too low that the beam goes under the car when it is parked under the door. Show Less. Just curious …, Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled, Garagedoor Sensor - How to create a sinful Scene. Green sensor random flashing. Show More. luup.call_action(“urn:upnp-org:serviceId:SwitchPower1”, “SetTarget”, {newTargetValue = “1”}, 12) Had the same problem after left garage door open during much rain. Do I need new sensor(s) and if so how do I get them? current_second = t.hour * 3600 + t.min * 60 + t.sec I now want to close the garage door when it’s open for longer than 5 minutes. You could probably do something similar with PLEG, though. I apply the Rain X brand antifog to all 3 sets of eyes for my commercial parking garage sensors 2x/year. I have seen this with the photo eyes they use for commercial operators, but never for the residential operators. Press J to jump to the feed. Hello, A community dedicated to helping people looking for advice on personal home improvement projects. I now want to close the garage door when it’s open for longer than 5 minutes. Make sure you completely dry the units and then test the system again. For commercial operators they use rainx, and wipe a little on glass to help keep water and fog away, both those are much bigger pieces of glass, and they are in situations where water and fog are common. Resulting in an open garage door which than was closed again after 5 minutes. DELAYED ACTION: close garage door. I could remove them, dry them out and try to reinstall them inside the house or something bizarre like that, but I'd just end up leaving them there permanently ... which would mean yet another safety feature will actually make things less safe. Nothing will ever interfere with them, and door will always work. Can be annoying if I am putzing around in the garage, but I just ignore it. What can I do? ACTION: close garage door, TRIGGER: garage door sensor opened [code]local GarageOpen = luup.variable_get(“urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:SecuritySensor1”, “Tripped”, 88) I have a LiftMaster 3265M for my garage. Some of these storage items, such as a broom or shovel or even a box, can block the sensors' view of each other. Devie 88 is my tilt sensor, device 12 the switch to open-close the door. Plus, it might still fog up at the ceiling ... it gets very wet. 007 Systems I would never recommend this, you know, because of safety and such, but I have seen on more than one occasion where people will remove the lasers units, then go into the area above the door motor, reconnect laser units there, and have them point directly at each other. Until I realized that when I closed the garage door myself, the garage door was openend by my scene after e.g. I can open / close my garage door automatically via Vera Edge & a Fibaro Relay. Now I got a new garage door sensor. First diving into the DIY tips, it’s good to have some information about these garage door sensors. If they’re turned on in both the sensors, then there is no issue with the power supply. Normally these are used for applications where light will strike the sensor in a weird way, but they can also protect the units from fog and water in some cases. Garage Door Control. The easiest way will be checking if the garage door sensor is still open after a certain period of time (i.e. In this article, we are going to cover everything about how to bypass garage door sensors. DELAYED TRIGGER 5 Minutes: garage door sensor (still) opened Hello, How can I click a scene like this in Vera Edge: TRIGGER: garage door sensor opened for longer than 5 minutes Make Sure Your Sensors Are Aligned. I did not define any action but added this tiny bit of luup-code: Now, if the Garage is open for longer than 5 minutes it will be closed. I also recommend a camera in your garage make sure there is not obstruction under your garage door prior to closing it manually. in the mean time I learned to program luup code. I just wanted to bring up the dangers of automating your garage door closing. local t = os.date(’*t’) Even if the alignment is slightly out of place it can make the system run inefficiently and malfunction. In fact if I get 4 notifications I know I have been in the garage too long. I guess something got wet and took 3 days to dry up inside. Make sure you have all of the security measures on the door itself set up so if your car is parked under it it will not hit it. Water can damage your safety sensors and cause them to malfunction. In many cases, the garage is where a lot of stuff is stored. On the third day, my sensor "resurrected" and now works fine ! local compare_second = current_second + 60 --set seconds to wait here, while current_second < compare_second do TRIGGER: garage door sensor opened But I'm going to try these other ideas first. Share this conversation. Was ready to replace sensors. 5 minutes) and then, if it is still in open status, close the door. Your sensors might be wet. ACTION: close garage door. Once the sensor state closes, a scene just resets the timer to prevent the door from opening back up. If you are new here, please review posting/commenting guidelines. I created a scene that is triggered by the garage tilt sensor. Look for small LED lights on the sensors. Check each sensor to see if anyone inadvertently kicked one or hit it with the garbage can. t = os.date(’*t’) My first scene had a logic like this: TRIGGER: garage door sensor opened DELAYED ACTION: close garage door The result seemed good. However most door openers these days have a pressure sensitivity rating that if the door closed on something early it would open again. luup.sleep(1000) You can change yours to 5 minutes. Safety Sensors are Not Designed to Get Wet. I also recommend a garage door opener sub controller that abides by the UL325 standards. Can I program the remote to do that same override the wall-mount button can do? Is there steam that rises up and fogs them? A floor-level Sensor got wet recently and the green lights on both sensors went out, since when the door has been erratic when closed with the remote. I'll see how that goes. I control my garage door with a tilt sensor, zwave dry contact relay, the countdown timer app, the garage door app, and a few scenes. Cookies help us deliver our Services. The main problem you need to figure out is why they are fogging up. Something you can try to do is use light shields, which are basically cardboard sleeves that slide over the sensors, and stick out an inch or two past the sensors.