I am in the process of building a house (to be completed towards the end of May), and am currently working with our builder and subs for things like electrical layouts (both high and low voltage), etc…
I would like to place a few of the Motion Sensors around the house. Since this is new construction I have the luxury to power these (vice just batteries) so they will act as repeaters. However I’m struggling to find a good clean way to get them the micro-usb power, since they are motion sensors they will be higher up on the wall.
The only thing I have really found is to have the electrician install a wall outlet like this. And then find the shortest micro-usb cable i can find (do they make like 3 inch ones?), and try to mount the motion sensor over the outlet, somehow…
Another idea I had (and I’m not an sure this is even doable wrt to code), would be to somehow mount the usb outlet inside an electrical box but fully inside the wall, and then just bring the usb cable through the sheet rock (it would be nice if there was some finishing trim or something for that) or just poke the usb cable only through the sheet rock, and mount the motion sensor over that?
Last idea (again not sure if this is up to code or technically doable), would be to run a very, very long, usb cable from someplace like the basement or something up to the location on the wall and then poke it through the sheet rock.
Anyone else have any experience with this type of thing? Or maybe there is another type of compatible motion sensor that would be more appropriate for my situation?