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# 261455 28-Nov-2019 17:00
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I'm in the process of renovating part of our house and we were looking at some dumb motion sensors but I have come across these Aeotec smart sensors which will monitor more than just motion.

 

https://www.fusionautomation.co.nz/product/857/ 

 

 

 

One of the rooms we are doing is a bathroom so I wondered if we could use this to control a (dumb) fan if the humidity rises and to switch the light on if it was dark, put the underfloor heating on if it is cold etc.  If you can, how do we do it?  are there other Aeotec devices that can be used to control underfloor heating & the extractor fan?  If so, what would you recommend?

 

 

 

Thanks

 

 

 

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  # 2362397 28-Nov-2019 19:10
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Not sure about underfloor heating. There are relays. All depends on the voltage. .


The multisensor is zwave. Which means it needs a controller, either a usb stick or a device like a Vera. Is using the usb stick something needs to be able to read it, ie openHAB or home assistant




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  # 2362403 28-Nov-2019 19:31
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This rabbit hole gets deep really fast...




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  # 2362404 28-Nov-2019 19:34
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davidcole: Not sure about underfloor heating. There are relays. All depends on the voltage. .


The multisensor is zwave. Which means it needs a controller, either a usb stick or a device like a Vera. Is using the usb stick something needs to be able to read it, ie openHAB or home assistant

 

 

 

I have a controller coming.  The floor is 240v 16A so I suspect too much for most controllers. (https://www.warmfloornz.com).  I presume I could use a nano dimmer to control the fan via the hub via rules, if the humidity is greater than... if there is motion in the bathroom and it is dark, put the lights on, etc.  Dimmer may even control fan speed as I assume that would work in a similar way to dimming a light.  I was struggling to find a humidistat to use with a fan so this may just be what I'm looking for, assuming it can work as I am planning it to.

 

I went for a Homey in the end as I had a look at OpenHAB and HA but decided I wanted something simpler to program as I don't have the time to learn how do it myself (or possibly the skills either!).

 

Cheers

 

A


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  # 2362405 28-Nov-2019 19:34
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andrewNZ: This rabbit hole gets deep really fast...

 

 

 

I can't see sunlight any more.....


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  # 2362406 28-Nov-2019 19:42
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I think the main advantage with oh and ha is the number of people using them. Ha is especially popular around gz. Those of us on oh tend to be less populous.





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  # 2362411 28-Nov-2019 20:08
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davidcole: I think the main advantage with oh and ha is the number of people using them. Ha is especially popular around gz. Those of us on oh tend to be less populous.



I haven’t crossed them off the list completely and I may go back to them if Homey doesn’t deliver. I just don’t currently have time to set it all up so have gone for something that appears quicker to get up and running.

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  # 2362418 28-Nov-2019 20:21
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I would have thought home assistant with a single device would be pretty quick.  And I found the automations too simple for me, but I prefer the code style openHAB ones.





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OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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