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

Discussion in 'Home Automation' started by Cromm, 26 Sep 2021.

  1. Cromm


    4 Jun 2020
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    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...


    ...to 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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  3. sparkymarka


    16 Feb 2011
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    Have you looked at gjd wireless pirs and receivers ?

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