As you are aware, its a bit of a challenge to assign an overhead door to an entry/exit zone – IIRC the max entry delay is 4 minutes (which is probably fine) but I think the max exit delay is only 45 second. For this reason I decided to assign this contact to a “No Response” type zone until my wife & I can get into the habit of arming/disarming via phone on exit/entry.
Is there a way to get this to show as OPEN or CLOSED? After all, these are switches not motion sensors and the purpose would be to check up on Alarm.com and see, gee, did I leave the garage door open?
Further – If there is no other way to do this, what drives the state change from ACTIVATED back to IDLE? There must be some timeout somewhere…
Yes, I know I could change over my entire garage door opener for a LiftMaster MyQ, and I may do that in the coming months, but not yet.
Thanks for all your valuable advice & products thus far.