Swing Gate sensor

I have 2 wing/swing Gates that I want to Open and close with 2 Gate openers (Sommer Twist 350).
I will install them in the upcoming days.
I have a 2 Channel Switch that is connected to my Home Assistant.
I Need your help for the following:

The gate control has a potential free relay that can give me information about the gate status, e.g. Gate open-> relay contact closed and vice versa.

It is possible to connect for example a light up to 24V.

I want to connect Something like a sensor/switch that is connected to Home Assistant and Shows me the information if the gate is open or close.

Thanks for you support

I purchased a MimoLite ZWave relay (https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Z-Wave-Multi-Input-Output-Contact/dp/B00B6RZ7MM) that I have connected to my HA for just this. Allows both sensing if open / closed, as well as trigger the opening / closing mechanism.

Here’s a video (I haven’t watched it, but I’m sure it’s similar) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPnY2Khukco

I also purchased some cheap alarm magnet sensors that I wired into the Mimo for the open/close (my gate wouldn’t tell me, so I used the mimo / these) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00LYCUSBY

I also created a custom switch that combines the cover and switch to open / close the gate.

- platform: template
     friendly_name: "Front Driveway Gate"
     value_template: "{{ is_state('binary_sensor.front_gate_contact', 'on') }}"
       service: switch.toggle
         entity_id: switch.front_gate
       service: switch.toggle
         entity_id: switch.front_gate

Anyhow, hope it puts you on the right track.

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Hi Mark,
I just need sensing if open or close.
What do you think of connecting a switch that triggers a Philips Hue bulb if gate is open?
Like this I could easily See the State: bulb on means gate open, bulb off means gate closed.


Certainly anything like that could be pretty easily accomplished in HA once you have the gate open/close state setup. It’s the beauty of HA - building cross-platform automations, as simple or complex as you’d like them to be.

If you’re not looking to trigger the gate to open / close - you could really get almost any sensor you’d like (ZWave, Wifi, etc.) that’ll connect into HA and tell you the gate’s open/close status.

From there it’s just a quick automation of Gate changes to Open -> Turn on light/switch/plug/whatever and Gate changes to closed -> Turn off light/switch/plug/whatever.

What kind of sensor do I need, for example as zwave or zigbee?
Don’t have an idea.