Photoeye Sensor

(Robert Adkins) #1

I was really hoping someone with more expertise with ST electronics could help with this project. I have an issue where I believe a neighbor has been in my mailbox, not only that, but I would also like to know when the mail has been delivered. So to solve both issues, I was thinking of installing a photo-eye reflective sensor in my mailbox and attaching it to one of the ST universal sensor. Does anyone know if such sensors can handle a photo-eye sensor? Or can you recommend another technique to resolve my problems?

(Robin) #2

There are currently 76 projects listed for mailbox automation:

(Eric) #3

a regular wireless door contact will probably work.

(Martin Verbeek) #4

That does work, am doing it like that, just have a smartthings SmartSense Multi that supports acceleration in your mailboxfloor, when acceleration is active someone is in your mailbox or mail has been thrown onto the device :slight_smile:

(Eric) #5

the new ST multisensor (coin cell battery), for 2 out of 2 devices I tested, acceleration capability has been far too sensitive to use for any purpose except as a cautionary tale.

(Martin Verbeek) #6

I had an old one lying around, no experience with the new one …

(Eric) #7

I use this one as a driveway Sensor paired with an ecolink contact Sensor.

Seco-Larm E-931-S35RRQ Enforcer Indoor/Outdoor Wall Mounted Photoelectric Beam Sensor with 35 Foot Range

(Brian) #8

Distance from house to mailbox?

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