What kind of sensor for my mailbox?
Maurice Krijtenberg last edited by Maurice Krijtenberg
I'm using domoticz and 433 hardware for my smart home, and then I stumbled upon MySensors For my first project, I want to monitor my front door mailbox. I have a bag (SecuMax postkeeper) which collects all my mail and packages. What are your suggestions for picking a sensor. It should also be battery powered and must fit somewhere in the bag.
Magnet reed switch mounted on the flappy thing?
mrwomble last edited by
I'd suggest a magnetic reed switch. Have a look at the 'Door, window, button' sketch. You can trigger it on interrupt and get the node to sleep in between, so it should work well for battery.
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I would say, get your self a Sensebender and a reed switch
Maurice Krijtenberg last edited by
Thanks for the fast replies! The flappy thing isn't really a flappy thing It's a fixed panel which pushes the mail downwards into the bag and prevents burglars using a wire to open the door. The mailbox itself has brushes, so there actually no moving parts.
loiphin last edited by loiphin
I am going to use these magnetic switches on my postbox lid. Haven't got them yet, so cant say if they are any good or not.