I have a winter home in AZ where I spend 3-4 months a year. Two different companies have access to my garage: a pest control company that needs access to the attic (pack rat traps) and a golf cart company that fills the batteries in my golf cart with water every month since it is kept on a charger. Last week my friend who lives nearby went to my house only to discover that the garage door was open. I finally tracked down that the golf cart company had been there the previous day. This is the second time this has happened, and there is stuff in the garage that could be taken (tools, propane grill, patio furniture and the golf cart). We do keep the door from the garage into the house deadbolted, though it is a pretty flimsy door.
So when I go back there this winter, I would like to install a zwave device that detects whether the garage door is open (tilt meter) and that also communicates with the existing mechanical garage door opener so I could remotely close the garage door if left open. I have a touch pad on the outside of the garage for remote access from the companies mentioned above. When I went to the Vera compatible garage door openers, I saw both the Nutone and the Linear zwave plus devices listed. I would gravitate toward the Linear device but are there other garage door openers that are compatible that users recommend? Which of the two mentioned would be best and why? I have a Vera Plus with about 35 devices on it already including flood sensors, electrical switches, motion detectors, temperature sensors (come with flood sensors), water valve, water flow device, and a front door lock. I haven’t updated the firmware in a couple of years so am still running 1.7.2935. I will probably be updating to the new firmware, 1.7.4453, when I get back this winter (when I would also be installing this device). Thanks for any help.
Addendum: It should be noted that the newer firmware mentioned above indicates that both the Nutone and Linear garage door openers are fully integrated with that firmware.