Security lighting by Quinetic ... need recommendations for a wifi PIR now

4 Jun 2020
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United Kingdom
A while back I put in LED flood lighting - separate circuits for each side of the house (it's quite a large property). I experimented with being able to turn these on and off with a quinetic wifi controller:

These are controlled by an app from a phone and work well but I'm now ready for the next stage. I'd like to add PIR sensing to each of the circuits and also think about a more integrated approach to automation. I tried buying a couple of these... play with but they have very limeted range (the manufacturer says 10m and I'm assuming that means without walls in the way. I managed 6 at best ... so for my use case these were pointless). They also look cheaply and poorly constructed...maybe last a winter or two. Nothing like the steinel kit I've seen.

The quinetic stuff appears to be difficult to integrate with anything else so I may well have to replace the switches but I'd rather not as they are pretty good!

So, what I'm looking for is:

1) A way to integrate PIR into the mix without adding loads more cabling. I can run power for the PIR detectors but I'd prefer the control to be wireless. Any ideas that integrate with the existing quinetic switches
2) A solution that replaces the wifi switches with a more easily integrate-able solution that allows PIR detection/trigger to be mapped to the different security lighting circuits.

I'm happy to introduce a central hub into the system ... home assistant or similar ... and I'm trying to bring all this together in a homekit front end and currently have an install of hoobs that I'm playing with.

I'm been reading tonnes of stuff around HA but not found a suitable route to follow. Any advice would be more than appreciated!
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