Author Topic: Garage Door Opener shows light bulb on/off icon instead of garage door icon  (Read 1191 times)

Offline Spudz72

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Ticket #31392547      Edit
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I sent a support ticket to Veramate Support on 9/27 and it's almost a month later and not a peep from them so I guess I will ask the same question here and see if anyone else knows the answer to my question? 

Department:   VeraMate Support
Create Date:   2016-09-27 5:56 pm
Name:   Jay


Subject: Garage door opener shows as light bulb and on/off
2016-09-27 5:56 pm    Jay
Hi. I have a linear garage door opener and on my Vera with ui7 it shows  up fine as a garage door with open and close but on the VeraMate app it shows a lightbulb with on and off. Well it does work I would prefer to have it like Vera interface and open/close. Is this possible? If it is I have not figured it out but I did check the frequently asked questions and didn't see it. Thanks for your help

Offline RichardPHarvey

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Just load the icon packs (free) and you will find at least a couple of different garage door icons that change the image to show open and closed.

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Just load the icon packs (free) and you will find at least a couple of different garage door icons that change the image to show open and closed.

Thanks.  Is this in settings somewhere?  I am not seeing it.  I can see I can change icons for rooms etc, but not actual devices.  Have you done this yourself?  Just curious...

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Edit, select a button, icons, change icon, and select the download symbol. You will have a choice of about 6 extra icon packs.
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Edit, select a button, icons, change icon, and select the download symbol. You will have a choice of about 6 extra icon packs.

I only see that option for the Rooms icons.  So I  have a room called Garage on the main page and it has an icon.  I can change that icon this way but don't see how I can change the icons for the devices inside that room.  When I go inside the garage door room it only allows me to change the background.

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If you touch the upper left corner, your icons will vibrate. Select an icon, and then General and Icons tabs at the top is where you begin.

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Oh, I see what you mean. I do not go inside the rooms for anything. I create sections and place devices inside those sections. It is those devices you can change the icon.
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Oh, I see what you mean. I do not go inside the rooms for anything. I create sections and place devices inside those sections. It is those devices you can change the icon.

Ok so I figured out what you mean also now that you mentioned sections.  That works to change the icon which is nice as I can make it a garage door icon for opened and close but it still shows ON/OFF instead of OPEN/CLOSE like the Vera App or Vera UI7 on the web.  Is there anyway to change ON to OPEN and OFF to CLOSE on the Veramate app do you know?

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It may be depend on the plug-in used in Vera.  I use Garage Door, which creates the device Garage Door, that has an locked and unlocked state in UI7. It is that device that I control in VeraMate, and VeraMate shows Open and Close options if you turn on Show Device Control.
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It does indeed depend on the plugin/device.   If VeraMate detects it as a light, it will use ON/OFF.  Could you send me the device type and/or the url to the plugin you're using - and I can check further.

(Device type can be found, in the web ui for example, by selecting the device and going to advanced - here you will see device_type).
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I just ran across this post - in veramate, the Linear GD00Z garage door controller shows as a light with the on/off options - not open/close.  There is no Plugin necessary as it comes with it's own state sensor.  Per your request, here is how Vera sees the device - urn:schemas-upnp-org:device:BinaryLight:1

Is there anyway to change this in veramate?

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The key here is category_num=3, subcategory_num=5
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Appreciate the response - Just to clarify, the category is set to 3 and the sub_category is set to 5 when accessing it through the web UI.  The icon still shows up in veramate on my iphone as on/off instead of open/closed.  Was wondering if there was a way to change that in veramate.

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Try deleting the icon and adding it back in. Next option is to edit the icon.  You have a bunch of icons to choose from.
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