Recently setup a ZEN16 to provide some smarts around my garage door, it’s working great. However at the same time my traditional garage door opener remote has started to become inconsistent and frequently stops working. I figured I could just stick to using the ZEN16, but it turns out it’s kind of a pain to pull out my phone each time I arrive home to open the door. I could use the presence on my phone to automatically open the door, but I really only would want that triggering if my car wasn’t in the garage.
So two part question.
- Are there any suggestions on how to detect the presence of a car parked in a garage?
- Any recommendations on a button device of some sort that I’d just be able to leave in my car? (I’m not sure what the impact is of a device leaving the mesh and whether it would start freaking out once out of range.)