Virtual Garage Door  

Developer: papamac
Category: Security & Locks
Github: Github Repo
Assistance: Get help!    Check the online documentation
Plugin ID: net.papamac.indigoplugin.virtualgaragedoor
Latest release: v1.0.5 released on Aug. 16, 2022
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Requires: Indigo v2022.1.0 or higher
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Monitoring and control of conventional garage door openers in Indigo

The Virtual Garage Door plugin monitors one or more Indigo devices to track the garage door motion as it moves through its operational cycles. The plugin reports the door state in the states dictionary of a Virtual Garage Door Opener device. The states are displayed in the Indigo devices display and are available for use in triggers and scripts. The plugin also provides actions to open, close and toggle the garage door.

The plugin can monitor a wide variety of optional devices that are already available in Indigo as supported devices or through existing 3rd party plugins. These include both z-wave devices and custom/wired devices. Device types include contact sensors, relays, tilt sensors, and multisensors. The garage door tracking accuracy depends upon the selected devices and the door's operational cycle.

Virtual Garage Door opener devices are compatible with the HomeKit Bridge plugin and Siri. After setup, you can say "Hey Siri, check the garage doors" or "Hey Siri, open the garage main door".

Requirement
Minimum Indigo Version 2022.1
Python Library (API) Official
Requires Local Network Yes
Requires Internet Yes
Hardware Interfaces Various z-wave/custom

Please see the Virtual Garage Door wiki for details on the design, configuration, and use of the plugin.

You can download the latest version of the plugin at the Indigo Plugin Store. Your bug reports, comments and suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Please post them on papamac's Virtual Garage Door User Forum.

Release details
Released on: Aug. 16, 2022
Requires: Indigo v2022.1.0+
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Changes in this release

This release allows supported z-wave relay devices to be used with the plugin. It was specifically added to support the ZooZ Zen 17 z-wave relay, but should now work with other z-wave relays as well.

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Released on: Aug. 5, 2022
Requires: Indigo v2022.1.0+
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Changes in this release

Improve README and Wiki documentation

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Released on: July 27, 2022
Requires: Indigo v2022.1.0+
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This release increases the maximum value of the vibration sensor reset delay time from 2 to 5 seconds. The default delay remains at 1.5 seconds. Recent experience with papamac's vibration sensor suggests that the user should have more lattitude in setting this value.

v1.0.3 also removes the plugin bundle zip file from the repo. A new indigoplugin.zip file will now be attached to each release for the user's convenience when downloading from the Indigo Plugin Store.

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Released on: July 25, 2022
Requires: Indigo v2022.1.0+
Changes in this release

This release changes some comments and URLs for the initial Indigo release.

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Released on: July 23, 2022
Requires: Indigo v2022.1.0+
Changes in this release

This release adds a new user-specified vibration sensor reset delay time to delay the sensor reset after the door stops. This prevents false vibration sensor activations from residual actuator shaking. The delay time defaults to 1.5 seconds. This value works for papamac's opener, but may not be sufficient for yours. You may need to increase it if you experience false vibration sensor activations after the door stops.

The change adds a new field in the opener device configuration UI. This requires that you delete and re-create your opener devices to use the change.

Release details
Released on: July 22, 2022
Requires: Indigo v2022.1.0+
Changes in this release

Initial release for the Indigo Plugin Store.