I plan on implementing a mailbox sensor to let us know when the mail has been delivered.
I have a z-wave door/window sensor which I plan on placing in the mailbox so that once opened - I’ll receive an event which I can act upon.
I’d like for the sensor status to remain OPEN for 8 hours so if we are not home, the mail delivered status will appear on our HabPanel status board - herein lies my question.
Can I use the expire binding to keep the status as OPEN, even though the mailbox has presumably been opened and then closed?
Should I create a proxy switch with a rule?
What’s the best method to keep the status OPEN, even thought it may be truly CLOSED?
I’m also planning on creating a reset button (maybe an Amazon Dash Button) to reset the state if we don’t want to wait the 8 hours or if we have collected the mail.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated.