Raspberry Pi Garage Door

This platform has been deprecated in favor of a “cover” platform and will be removed in the future. Please use the cover platform.

The rpi_gpio garage door platform allows you to use a Raspberry Pi to control your Garage door.

It uses two pins on the Raspberry Pi.

  • The state_pin will detect if the door is closed, and
  • the relay_pin will trigger the door to open or close.

Although you do not need Andrews Hilliday’s software controller when you run Home Assistant, he has written clear instructions on how to hook your garage door & sensors up to your Raspberry Pi, which can be found here.

To enable Raspberry Pi Garage doors in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  platform: rpi_gpio
  state_pull_mode: DOWN
  relay_time: 1
    - relay_pin: 10
      state_pin: 11
      name: 'Left door'
    - relay_pin: 12
      state_pin: 13
      name: 'Right door'

Configuration variables:

  • doors array (Required): List of your doors.
    • name (Optional): Name to use in the Frontend.
    • relay_pin (Required): The pin of your Raspberry Pi where the relay is connected.
    • state_pin (Required): The pin of your Raspberry Pi to retrieve the state.
    • state_pull_mode (Optional): The direction the State pin is pulling. It can be UP or DOWN. Default is UP.
    • relay_time (Optional): The time that the relay will be on for in seconds. Default is .2 seconds.