Our Security Company has agreed to install what they call a dry relay output board during our upcoming security system install (motion sensors, door open/close sensors etc).
The board would operate as follows. Lounge motion detector can activate relay 1, kitchen activate relay 2, dining room ,relay 3 etc. They say ‘this would imply that you could have a 8 channel output module next to the lighting system if the lighting system has controllable inputs.’
I am trying to work out how to use this relay output to convert these relays to convert to z-wave inputs such that I can then perform actions such as turn on the lights when the kitchen relay is triggered (via a motion sensor in the kitchen).
I’ve seen the Fibaro Universal Sensor, is this what I’m looking for? Would I need to buy 8 of these (or 4 since they appear to each take 2 inputs)?
I am still coming up to speed on all the technical terms, so if you could try and keep responses relatively simple (plug and play preferable!), it would be appreciated.