Turning old outdoor alert system into zwave devices?


(Jordon) #1

I have an old alert system that uses a motion sensor connected to a radio that sends the alerts to a walky talky. I was wanting to maybe connect to sensor to a zwave reciever instead to get it a part of my smarttthings system. I just don’t know if there is a reciever that has long enough range. Any ideas on how to do this would be greatly appreciated.


#2

What distance are you trying to cover?


(Jordon) #3

I would say about 30 yards


#4

30 yards all outdoors clear line of sight or 30 yards including getting the signal through some exterior walls, like 30 yards from inside the garage to a motion sensor at a driveway gate?

And do you just want to replace the existing system with a new motion sensor that reports to smartthings? Or are you still trying to include the walkie-talkie system in the set up?


(Jordon) #5

I have it at the end of my driveway and it has go go through one wall to get to my hub and maybe a bush or two. Mainly want to connect the sensor to a zwave signal sender so I can use the current sensor and housing it comes in. Maybe still use radio just to still use it.


#6

You can use a Z-Wave repeater.