Thanks. Will update these.
Problem is I need to do fussy search using keywords. And the sellers tries to get as many matches as possible (they add a lot of keywords thats not even describe their product). The ali-database is updated constantly. Gah.
Test was a success. My Dryer sensor is now a repeater as well. I was able to move my motion sensor farther from my dryer and have it work the same.
1 Thing to note is I did have to restart the gateway in order to get the motion sensor to flow through the repeater. Something that could be improved on maybe?
@mfalkvidd - Sorry I didn't make it clear but I was thinking of doors, windows, blinds and curtains. Curtains don't usually have UP or DOWN, they are OPEN and CLOSED.
Likewise with doors and windows which are normally OPEN or CLOSED. Only if V_ARMED is set true should it send a value of V_TRIPPED. But in normal circumstances they are OPEN or CLOSED (or maybe smoewhere inbetween, but V_PERCENTAGE handles that situation).
In all honesty, I'm not quite convinced you'd need two separate networks. Just provide the security sensors, the repeaters, the gateway and your controller - that form the security system - with some sort of ups and they will keep running until the UPS has no more power left.
The none security devices will stop working when the power goes out and, unless I don't really understand your problem well. That does what I think you want to achieve? Unless you have combined a lot of sensors within a repeater it would really be my way to go. It wouldn't mean any modifications to your security hardware, because they need to be battery powered or have some sort of UPS anyway, to keep working when the power goes down.
But again it's hard to judge when you don't really understand the problem some one is trying to solve.
@NielBierman Why are you using VARs when there are already moisture and temperature categories available to you?
Just give each temp and moisture sensor a unique CHILD_ID (simply by adding 1-8 in the name) and you are done!