Currently, the smart home is a hot trend in technology. It allows you to automate many tasks and increase the level of comfort of life, improve the safety and efficiency of the use of life-supporting resources. One of the important components of a smart home are discrete inputs. In this article, we will talk about what discrete inputs are, their application in a smart home, and the benefits of using the JetHome WS7 example.
Discrete inputs are signal inputs that can only have two states: open or closed. They are used to monitor the status of devices, processes and events in a smart home. Discrete inputs can be connected to various devices such as motion detectors, door and window contacts, leakage detectors, smoke detectors and others.
In addition, discrete inputs can be used to detect events, such as movement or burglary, which can be important for security systems.
JetHome WS7 paired with The reed switch can act as an opening sensor and be used to monitor the status of doors and windows. For example, if a door or window is open, JetHome WS7 can send a signal to the smart home controller, which in turn can notify the home owner that the door or window is open, and the simplest script will turn on the light when you open the front door when you return home.
You also need to understand that such a bunch is quite convenient to use if you need to track the state of the gate. Since there are no outdoor ZigBee reed switches in nature, you just need to find a suitable outdoor magnetic sensor.
I also note that 3 reed switches or 3 any other sensors can be connected to one JetHome WS7 module. The module is three-channel and this applies to all the examples listed below.
JetHome WS7 can be used to monitor water leaks. For example, JetHome WS7 can be connected to a water leak sensor that will send a signal to the smart home controller if a water leak is detected. The controller will turn off the tap. This will allow the home owner to quickly take action to correct the problem and prevent damage from the leak.
JetHome WS7 can be used to monitor the status of various smart home devices. For example, JetHome WS7 can be connected to a pressure gauge in your heating system to prevent your heating system from leaking or boiling water when you are on vacation. Your house will no longer be subject to cooling down due to ridiculous reasons for stopping the boiler.
You can choose a pressure gauge so that it shows both the upper pressure limit - in case of protection against boiling, and the lower one. Fortunately, JetHome WS7 allows you to do this, as we mentioned above, it has 3 independent channels.
JetHome WS7 can be used for smart home security monitoring. For example, JetHome WS7 can be connected to a motion sensor that will send a signal to the smart home controller if motion is detected in the home while the owner is away. And at the moment when you are at home, it will turn off the lights for you.
Please note that to connect a sensor of this kind, you will need additional power for the sensor itself.
JetHome WS7 can be used to counting pulses, for example, to monitor the consumption of gas, water or electricity. To do this, you need a special counter with the ability to connect a pulse counter. This will allow the home owner to monitor resource consumption, which can help reduce utility bills, as well as automate the transfer of readings.
Keep in mind, JetHome WS7 does not know how to read the number of pulses on its own, in which case the home automation controller will act as a counter.
JetHome WS7 can be used as with single and multi-key switches for two or three keys. At the same time, the discrete input module can be placed in the socket behind the switch, which will save your designer switches. Thus, it is possible to turn an ordinary switch into a wireless one, with the ability to control up to three keys, and make it more functional and convenient to use.
Module JetHome WS7 can also be used to read the status of the security system. This will allow the home owner to receive notifications when your home is disarmed and armed, and the controller can use the data to turn off appliances and lights when you leave the home.
JetHome WS7 can be used to monitor rainfall and control windows in a smart home. JetHome WS7 can be connected to a rain sensor that will send a signal to the smart home controller when rain is detected to automatically close the windows. This will allow the owner of the house to provide maximum comfort and protection from the weather.
The digital input module can be used to control the watering of plants in a smart home. For example, JetHome WS7 can be connected to a soil moisture sensor that will send a signal to the smart home controller when soil dryness is detected to automatically turn on watering. This will allow the owner of the house to ensure the healthy growth of plants and save time for their care.
The picture of the sensor is an example, specifically for this soil moisture sensor you will also need power. If desired, you can find a passive module.
JetHome WS7 can be used to control a smart home doorbell. When someone presses the call button, a signal is sent to the discrete input of the smart home controller. This allows the home owner to receive notifications on a mobile device or other smart home device such as a TV screen or smart speaker. You can also set up automation, for example, when someone presses a button, you will receive a notification in a mobile messenger, and if there is a camera, a fragment of a video or photo from a surveillance camera will be sent.
End switches are another use of the JetHome WS7 in the smart home. They can be used to read the status of lock rails on doors or garage doors. If the lock is open, the sensor sends a signal to the smart home controller via a discrete input, which in turn will send a notification to the owner's mobile device that he forgot to lock the front door or garage door.
Obviously JetHome WS7 has many applications in the smart home, and this is not all cases. Thanks to discrete inputs, smart home owners can control their home from anywhere in the world using a smartphone or other device. In addition, discrete inputs allow you to automate many processes in the house, which increases the comfort and safety of life.