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Garageio

krenzelman 5 months ago in Things & Capabilities / Non-"Works With SmartThings" devices • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 5 months ago 3

I have a Garageio setup in SmartThings and it functions correctly.  Controls Open/Close and tells me status.  I'm trying to get it to function on ActionTiles and am only able to get the Open/Closed contact sensor to work.  I have an option for Garage Control and an option for Switch.  Neither of those options actual trigger the garage to do anything.  Any ideas of what could be going on here?  

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To work reliably with ActionTiles the Device Type Handler must comply with the specification for Capability "Garage Door" as specified here: https://smartthings.developer.samsung.com/develop/api-ref/capabilities.html#Garage-Door-Control


If you know how to read Groovy code, you might see something obvious by looking at the various values set by the parse() method, the available Command methods, etc.


Additionally:

  • Observe Live Logging in the SmartThings IDE at https://account.SmartThings.com to see if there are any errors or patterns that don't make sense. Both the ActionTiles SmartApp and the Garagio Device Handler should have some logging ... so it will be difficult to filter for just one.
  • Check the values of the Attributes of the device, by using the IDE as well...

Login to your SmartThings IDE API webpage, check under "My Devices", open the detail page for the Thing, and check this section, "Current States:



Thank-you,

...Terry.

Thanks Terry!  Some of that is well above my pay grade and was not able to figure out why the Garage Door Controller was not working correctly.  Maybe I'll dig into it a bit more when I have the time.  As for now I found a work around. 

By adding:  


capability "Momentary" 


to the metadata ActionTiles allowed me to create a Momentary button. That then triggers Open or Close depending on the garage door status. The only downside is that the status polling is in 5 minute intervals so I am not able to say open the garage when I get home and use the button on AT to close it as soon as I walk into the house. I'll have to see if I can find a way to lower the polling to a minute. If I can't get it to lower, it's not a huge deal, but something I'll have to get used to. 

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Be sure to link to the Device Type Handler and perhaps ask for some help from its developer and the SmartThings Community: https://community.SmartThings.com


I'm sure they want to be compliant with Capability "Garage Door" and thus compatible with ActionTiles and other SmartApps expecting the DH to match the standard.