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Topic # 223594 7-Oct-2017 14:40
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I have an electric gate that can be opened and closed either by a handheld remote, controller at the gate, or a rocker-switch on the wall in the house.

 

Also, I have recently deployed a camera so that I can tell if the gate is open or closed, or who is at the gate when they press the buzzer.

 

The gate cannot be seen from the house.

 

Now I'm wondering if I can wifi-ise the house switch so that I can open and close the gate remotely.

 

The wall switch also houses a normal on/off switch for some lights that are up at the gate as well.

 

I see plenty of wifi light switches but I'm not sure if these can do non-light things as well.

 

Your advice please.





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  Reply # 1879171 7-Oct-2017 18:32
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Some sort of sonoff relay, zwave relay on that inside switch might do it. Zwave might be overkill unless you’re planing on looking at something else.

The other options might be rm pro which might be able to do rf to impersonate the Remote.




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  Reply # 1879182 7-Oct-2017 20:09
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I would use a Wemos D1 Mini + Relay shield - assuming the wall switch is a simple low voltage control signal for your gates?

 

The only issue will be getting power to the Wemos. Any 5V USB wallwart can power it, but not sure how you would get that to your wall switch - you might need an electrician to wire up a power point or something?

 

 

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/WEMOS-D1-mini-Lite-V1-0-0-WIFI-Internet-of-Things-development-board-based-ESP8285-1MB/1331105_32795857574.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.2854c58foZa1Vr

 

https://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Relay-Shield-for-WeMos-D1-mini-button/1331105_32596395175.html?spm=2114.12010608.0.0.2854c58foZa1Vr

 

 


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