Zwave Temp & Humidity?
I'm new here. I was looking into buying a Temperature & Humidity sensor that would work with my Vera Plus Z-Wave controller. The only thing I found was those 4 in 1 motion. temp, humidity and light sensors which are overkill and expensive for my needs.
I then came across MySensors and it looks pretty cool.
Has this already been done? A Temp/Humidity Sensor that can can be accessed via Vera? I want to have sensors in multiple rooms that I can check on from my Vera app, as a bonus if the babies room reads cold then I could trigger my Heating to kick on (Like EcoBee)
Like I said I'm new here, so if this is possible what would it entail? Hardware what would I need??
Thanks for any Info
Welcome to the forum. Of course you can use Mysensors connected to a Vera controller, the question is how good you are at Arduino and electronics assembly. What kind of heating system do you have?
Thanks for the welcome. I see lots of cool stuff here I’m looking forward to trying.
I’ll have no problem with hardware assembly, the Arduino programming will be a something I’ll have to learn (I’ve only managed to make LEDs flash)
I have a NEST thermostat right now that I can control via scenes in Vera.
So I guess I’d like to start by making one Temp/Humidity Sensor with Zwave and I assume I need a gate way?
Are you sure it is worth the effort for just a temperature sensor instead of buying one already zwave? Unless you plan something more
making one Temp/Humidity Sensor with Zwave and I assume I need a gate way?
MySensors is using MySensors protocol on different type of radios. Using NRF24 radios it's using the same frequency range than ZWave but it's not at all compatible with ZWave.
So yes you need a gateway to receive messages from your sensor and that will transfer them to your Vera.
@gohan I don’t know... it depends how much this would cost build because the real Zwave sensors are pretty expensive if I want to put them in every room.
@Nca78 ok cool. And then the gateways would need a Zwave module? Or how is the gateway talking to the Vera?
Welcome to MySensors community
I suggest you to read the docs page (links on top of the forum). You'll find all the informations you need and more