Smart Home Garage Door Guide

Device TYPE

action.devices.types.GARAGE Garage doors can open, close, and detect an open state. They can also indicate if an object has obstructed the path of the door while closing or if the door is locked and therefore cannot be controlled.

This type indicates that the device gets the garage door opener icon and some type synonyms/aliases.

These are our recommendations for traits on this type of device, however you are free to mix and match from all available traits to best match your existing product functionality.

Please see each individual trait document for implementation details like required attributes, EXECUTE and QUERY.

Sample SYNC Request and Response

This is an example using the device type and traits above. It is intended to give an idea of how to build a SYNC response. If you add or remove traits, this will need to be modified to reflect those changes.

Request
{
    "requestId": "ff36a3cc-ec34-11e6-b1a0-64510650abcf",
    "inputs": [{
      "intent": "action.devices.SYNC"
    }]
}
Node.jsResponse
'use strict';

const {smarthome} = require('actions-on-google');
const functions = require('firebase-functions');

const app = smarthome();

app.onSync((body, headers) => {
  return {
    requestId: body.requestId,
    payload: {
      agentUserId: '1836.15267389',
      devices: [{
        id: '123',
        type: 'action.devices.types.GARAGE',
        traits: [
          'action.devices.traits.OpenClose'
        ],
        name: {
          defaultNames: ['Smart Garage Door Opener'],
          name: 'Garage Door 0',
          nicknames: ['Left Door', 'Door 0']
        },
        willReportState: true,
        deviceInfo: {
          manufacturer: 'ACME',
          model: '492134',
          hwVersion: '3.2',
          swVersion: '11.4'
        },
        customData: {
          fooValue: 74,
          barValue: true,
          bazValue: 'lambtwirl'
        }
      }]
    }
  };
});

// ...

exports.smarthome = functions.https.onRequest(app);
JavaResponse
@NotNull
@Override
public SyncResponse onSync(@NotNull SyncRequest syncRequest, @Nullable Map<?, ?> headers) {
  SyncResponse.Payload payload = new SyncResponse.Payload();
  payload.setAgentUserId("123456789");
  payload.setDevices(new SyncResponse.Payload.Device[] {
      new SyncResponse.Payload.Device.Builder()
          .setId("123")
          .setType("action.devices.types.GARAGE")
          .addTrait("action.devices.traits.OpenClose")
          .setName(
              Collections.singletonList("Smart Garage"),
              "Smart Garage",
              Collections.singletonList("left entrance")
          )
          .setWillReportState(true)
          .setDeviceInfo("blinds manufacturer", "xyz", "3.2", "11.4")
          .setCustomData(new JSONObject()
              .put("fooValue", 74)
              .put("barValue", true)
              .put("bazValue", "lambtwirl")
              .toString()
          )
          .build()
  });

  return new SyncResponse(syncRequest.getRequestId(), payload);
}
JSONResponse
{
  "requestId": "ff36a3cc-ec34-11e6-b1a0-64510650abcf",
  "payload": {
    "agentUserId": "1836.15267389",
    "devices": [
      {
        "id": "123",
        "type": "action.devices.types.GARAGE",
        "traits": [
          "action.devices.traits.OpenClose"
        ],
        "name": {
          "defaultNames": [
            "Smart Garage Door Opener"
          ],
          "name": "Garage Door 0",
          "nicknames": [
            "Left Door",
            "Door 0"
          ]
        },
        "willReportState": true,
        "deviceInfo": {
          "manufacturer": "ACME",
          "model": "492134",
          "hwVersion": "3.2",
          "swVersion": "11.4"
        },
        "customData": {
          "fooValue": 74,
          "barValue": true,
          "bazValue": "lambtwirl"
        }
      }
    ]
  }
}
Validator

Device ERRORS

See the full list of errors and exceptions.

  • obstructionDetected - The user tried to close the garage door but there was an object obstructing the door.
  • lockedState - The user tried to control the garage door but it is in a locked state that does not allow it to move.