How to control my garage door opener (Gogogate)

Frank Reymenants 7 years ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 7 years ago 1

Hi there,

Looking for ideas. I have a gogogate controlling my gate and garagedoor. I use IFTT and some virtual switches in Smartthings to make them work together. Basically when the virtual switch is ON, IFTT will open the gate. IF Closed, IFTT will close. I can add the switch to actiontile but if someone closes the gate not using actiontile it does not go back to the previous state so next time I want to use it I have to press the button to turn the switch "off" before I can turn it "on" again to open the gate.

Any suggestion to improve this? 



This is classic "feedback required" computing problem; i.e., In order to send the right Command you need to have some certainty of knowing what state the Gate is in, and since it is not possible to prevent external manipulation you can either:

  • Add a Contact Sensor to the Gate. A simple SmartApp can reset your Virtual Switch when the Contact Event occurs.
  • or: Never assume the State and just have two different Momentary Buttons: Close and Open