I’ve had my Garadget working well for about a week. I can open/close the garage door using the iPhone app with no problems. Getting the current status of the garage door is 100% accurate. The time zone is set correctly to (GMT-800 +DST) Pacific Time (US & Canada).
But I rarely get alerts on my iPhone 6 plus.
I’ve done a few test scenarios:
No event alerts, Timeout Alert at 5 minutes, Night Alerts enabled from 9pm - 9am.
With this setting, when the garage door is open for more 5 minutes at any time of day or night, I do not get any alerts on my iPhone. When the garage door is opened at night, say 11pm, I get no alerts on my iPhone.
Open event alert is turned on, Timeout Alert at 5 minutes, Night Alerts enabled from 9pm - 9am.
With this setting, I get an alert any time the garage door is opened. Still no timeout alerts after 5 minutes. During night hours, I get two alerts; one for garage open event, and one for night alert.
I’ve tested these scenarios dozens of times with the Garadget app open, in the background, and closed. It doesn’t seem to make any difference. In the iPhone settings, notifications are turned on for the Garadget app.
My Settings screen shows:
Name garage door
Last Contact 2016-11-13
Firmware version 1.8 (was I supposed to get an update today?)
Wifi SSID xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Signal Strength excellent (-19dB)
IP Mask xxxxxxxxxxxx
Reflection 0 (when the garage door is closed, the reflection is 95)
Scan Period Every 2 seconds
Sensor Reads 3
Sensor Threshold 25
Door Motion Time 12 seconds
Relay On Time 0.3 seconds
Relay Off Time 1.0 seconds
So what I can figure out is that the actual hardware is working fine. The app is not working.