Help Resetting Binary Sensor to Closed

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Axial-User posted this 14 February 2016

This is a bit of a hack... but it may work. Try to set the sensor to a device type of Standard Switch. Add it to a scene in the "off" state. Now when you activate that scene, it will reset your sensor. You can even change it back to a BinarySensor and the scene should continue to turn it off.

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rscott posted this 14 February 2016

The sensor itself is supposed to send a command to InControl to reset it. I'm not sure how the driveway sensor works (do share info, it sounds interesting!) -- is it not possible for it to reset the sensor?

Axial-User posted this 14 February 2016

The driveway alarm is a magnetic sensor type that chimes in the house when any metal passes by like a car or lawnmower. I found this video that shows how to connect it to a zwave sensor. It's not the exact model of driveway alarm but the inside chimes looked the same so I thought I'd give it a go.

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Had a heck of a time getting the door/window sensor recognized but finally got it. The alarm goes off independent of the z-wave switch. The plan is to have the lights go on in the house when a car pulled up, send me an email and shut them off after 15 minutes or so and reset the binary switch. Chime goes off, lights go on but I can't figure out how to reset the binary switch. Maybe I should I have polling set?

rscott posted this 17 February 2016

This is a bit of a hack... but it may work. Try to set the sensor to a device type of Standard Switch. Add it to a scene in the "off" state. Now when you activate that scene, it will reset your sensor. You can even change it back to a BinarySensor and the scene should continue to turn it off.

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