How to check door open time using contact sensor?

Cupertino, October 7, 2023

I am looking to create an alert or notification if some doors in my house are open for more than 5 minutes. Technically I can do it by using the vert code in the shortcut and writing a loop to wait 5 minutes and check the sensor status. But I don't want to write the same thing for every sensor. So I checked if we could write a scene that I could use for all the doors. But the sensors are not listed in the sceneable items. Any idea how to handle this without having to write the same logic for every door?

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