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bgeoffreyburnham
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Posted - 08/19/2011 :  06:11:14 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I am wondering if anyone has figured out a way to have an Insteon product respond to a specific trigger..more or less like a proximity detector such that when a pet comes within say 10 ft of a door, a sensor the animal is wearing can trigger an event. I know about motion detectors but don't want the event triggered by just motion but rather motion by a specific animal.. anyone have any ideas? Thanks for your time...

Geoff

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Posted - 08/19/2011 :  06:21:43 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Once you find the transmitter/sensor combination that meets your needs, you just connect the dry contact outputs to an IOLinc to control your Insteon gear.

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bgeoffreyburnham
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Posted - 08/19/2011 :  06:24:41 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ahhh but there is the rub --- looking for the transmitter/sensor combination.. I suspect the rest will be easy... but that combination of size, cost and proximity is hard part.. thanks for the response...

Geoff
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Posted - 08/19/2011 :  12:09:24 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
You may be able to get at the contacts of this device http://www.petdoors.com/power-pet-automatic-pet-doors.html

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advancedipm
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Posted - 10/28/2013 :  05:29:42 AM  Show Profile  Visit advancedipm's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Hi There,

Hope you would have got the solution till now. If not here i am sharing some information about motion sensors which i hope will be helpful to you and people facing the same issue:-

Its really creative using sensors to detect whats going on around & act on that information. Well, for your information let me tell you that all sensors have different type of interface. some of the sensors require pull-up resistors, some need certain power supplies, some use lots of power, some don't. Based on few interfaces here is collected the most common sensors

Force sensitive resistor - Detects physical pressure such as pinching, squeezing, pushing, brushing

Photocells - Detects light/dark, breakbeams, simple object

Temperature - Detects environmental temperature

Tilt sensors - Detects motion/vibration & orientation.

PIR sensors - Used to detect motion activity such as animals or people

Thermocouple - Used for temperature measurements, usually those above 150C

IR receivers - Used to detect IR signals from remote controls



Edited by - advancedipm on 10/30/2013 11:29:58 PM
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stusviews
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Posted - 10/28/2013 :  11:04:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit stusviews's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Which of the sensors you refer to can trigger an I/O Linc?

Edit: None, I guess.

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Edited by - stusviews on 10/31/2013 2:17:42 PM
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