Remote temperature monitoring suggestions

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Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:26 am
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Remote temperature monitoring suggestions

I've got a few locations around the house and yard that I need to monitor the temperature. I don't need thermostatic control, just to know what the temp is in these areas. I'm looking for something wireless and battery powered (although plug-in would work if nothing else is available) that can talk to Indigo as I would use those temp readings as triggers for various things.

I know I can build what I need with an ESP or D1 mini and a temp sensor, but time is short these days and if possible I'd just like to order what I need and set it up. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Terry

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Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:46 am
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Re: Remote temperature monitoring suggestions

I'm not sure of Oregon Scientific are still selling their outdoor temp sensors, but if so then those with an RFXrec433 are a pretty good combo.

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Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:56 am
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Re: Remote temperature monitoring suggestions

These are "weather resistant" - https://www.amazon.com/Oregon-Scientifi ... B000I2Q1P8

The also work with the RFPlayer if you don't want to get an RFXrec433,

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Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:18 am
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Re: Remote temperature monitoring suggestions

Z-Wave Fibaro Universal Door & Window Sensor has a built in temperature sensor if I remember correctly. Thats battery operated.

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Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:53 am
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Re: Remote temperature monitoring suggestions

You need to wire in a 1 wire temp sensor but these are cheap and tiny. The 2 combined are Probably the Quickest way to get direct zwave temperature into indigo.

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Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:02 am
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Re: Remote temperature monitoring suggestions

I've used the 1 wire, but looks like they have been updated...

https://www.vesternet.com/z-wave-fibaro ... sor-2-gen5

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Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:56 pm
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Remote temperature monitoring suggestions

Just saw this. These aren’t weather resistant, but pretty inexpensive if you assign a dollar value to soldering a DHT-whatever to an ESP8266 and configuring it (which works well but takes precious time). Monoprice 115902 Z-Wave Home... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRYFE90?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

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Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:14 am
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Re: Remote temperature monitoring suggestions

I rummaged through my parts bin and found a few extra Sonoff basic switches and some 1-wire sensors. I flashed them with Tasmota and soldered on the temp sensors. I did everything while watching Monday night football. The sensors/switch talk MQTT to Indigo and work well. Just in time too since it’s freaking snowing in Alabama this morning!

It was “free” since I had everything laying around, but would have been less than $10USD each if I had to buy them. Probably 15 minutes each for the build and configure. I’ll post some photos of everything and give some more details later tonight.


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Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:15 pm
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Re: Remote temperature monitoring suggestions

I definitely would read a tutorial (with pics)!!!

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