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Topic # 192169 29-Feb-2016 17:26
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I am after standalone (I.e. don’t need to be wired) window \ door sensors that connect through to wifi which track and alert if windows and doors have been opened. I have seen a few on the market but no idea if they are any good

 

Has anyone installed anything similar in your houses?


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  Reply # 1501722 29-Feb-2016 18:41
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ive seen zwave ones




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  Reply # 1502268 1-Mar-2016 17:09
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Do these require a receiver or can they work directly with your wifi connection (and send data to some kind of website)?


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  Reply # 1502284 1-Mar-2016 17:39
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receiver


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  Reply # 1502359 1-Mar-2016 19:09
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WIFI is quite power hungry, so you would most likely need a mains connection to run such a sensor, which is probably why they are very hard to find. Z-Wave or ZigBee or other RF protocol based sensors are much easier to find, since these low power protocols can run on smallish batteries and last well over a year (if configured properly).

 

The Fibaro door/window sensors are great IMO - they are very discrete and come in 7 different colours to match your joinery. They are battery powered but mine usually last between 18-24 months. 

 

You do need a *receiver* - in this case a Z-Stick from Aeon Labs is your best bet. Plug it into a Raspberry Pi 2/3 and install openHAB and you will be away laughing.

 

 


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  Reply # 1502428 1-Mar-2016 20:36
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SumnerBoy:

WIFI is quite power hungry, so you would most likely need a mains connection to run such a sensor, which is probably why they are very hard to find. Z-Wave or ZigBee or other RF protocol based sensors are much easier to find, since these low power protocols can run on smallish batteries and last well over a year (if configured properly).


The Fibaro door/window sensors are great IMO - they are very discrete and come in 7 different colours to match your joinery. They are battery powered but mine usually last between 18-24 months. 


You do need a *receiver* - in this case a Z-Stick from Aeon Labs is your best bet. Plug it into a Raspberry Pi 2/3 and install openHAB and you will be away laughing.


 



Z-sick looks great!




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