10-31-2016 07:52 PM - edited 10-31-2016 08:14 PM
Hey, because of the missing door and window sensors that we were supposed to get some time ago, i decided not to dwell on it too much and see if i could make one of my own, i see that belkin had the idea so now im going to show you guys how we can make an alternative until belkin releases the official one (if they plan to)(we love you belkin <3), for this all you will need is
so after i gathered all those stuff i went to work and now ill show you what i did
P.S.- if you are using a wemo maker instead of a wemo motion sensor you simply attatch the wires from the door and window sensor to the makers sensor relay and you will not need the aux cable.
P.S.S.- Because it is a door and wndow sensor, once the door is open the app will regard the sensor as sensing motion until it is closed, therefore, if you want to make it so that the device is only triggered once the door is open, then you set the time out to one minute, so that the devices will become untriggered after the minute after the door closes( i say a minute instead of immediately because i find that in this setup immediately doesnt work properly and the devices flicker instead and etc)
i hope you guys understand what i explained and that it can be useful for you guys as well, if you have any questions feel free to ask them and i will answer them as soon as i have the time, here is a video (click the word video)demonstrating it in action
11-01-2016 05:40 AM - edited 11-01-2016 05:46 AM
For about $6 a reed switch can be adapted to wifi and used to trigger WeMos with AutomationManager: ESP-01 wifi reed switch. Handy for a DIY alarm system as well. No WeMo needs to die .
11-01-2016 11:31 AM
11-01-2016 12:34 PM
I haven't tried a PIR myself, but this is the kind I'm looking at using: PIR
Ebay is a good source for USB blocks, but be careful with them if they're sourced from outside of NA/Europe/Aus if they're usually not certified.
My DSC alarm system has a LAN board (an envisalink) so I use it's door and motion sensors to trigger AutomationManager - handy since they're already wired and running for me.
If you have a look in the ESP8266 section on my site you'll see a few other manufactures of ESP8266 boards - I've already integrated the ITEAD relay board (SONOFF) and the temperature/humidity boards - at that price point they're making it reasonable to automation anything.
11-01-2016 04:43 PM
sorry that i was unable to answer you earlier i was at work, i see that mike answered you for me but im not sure if the answer you got is what you wanted(there is nothing wrong with mikes solution, its just that after a busy day at work my brain doesnt really pay much attention to detail) so ill just give my answer to what i interpret your question as
so when you say hardware im assuming you mean things that can be triggered
if so then you can use any thing that is wemo compatible, watch the video that i posted, here is the link in a more linky looking form so that it wont be passed by in case you want to see it
but anyways, once it can be plugged into a wemo device then you can use it, whether it be the wemo light switch or insight switch or wemo maker or etc, and if you use ifttt the possibilities are even greater, you would be able to do so much more
but here is a list of things that you can connect to your wemos(im not saying tht in this application they would be suitable im just tossing around ideas)
litterally almost anything that you have, so the possibilities are honestly endless as to what you can do, the only limiting factor is your imagination, everything else is there
11-02-2016 12:25 AM
jansmithy, thank you for elaborating further. In hindsight, I should've defined hardware better. I was thinking of alternatives to the window/door sensor type of hardware that can be plugged into the WeMo switch. Mike has kindly added more, which has inspired me even more. Thanks to you both!