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#1 noshali

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 02:38 PM

Is anyone using 1 wire devices with elk?

I am trying to get temp sensors setup but want to make sure that I can use it in ELK.

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#2 Spanky

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 07:14 PM

There is an upcoming access module for the M1 or EZ8 that can accept 26 bit Weigand prox readers and the Dallas iButton 1-wire devices that will include a 1-wire temperature sensor. 8 to 10 weeks away.

Edited by Spanky, 02 October 2006 - 07:15 PM.


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Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:48 PM

Ooh, I have a few of those free dallas 1-wire temp sensors, this would work with the M1? I can't wait to get my hands on that board!

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Posted 02 October 2006 - 08:56 PM

will it only be temperature support (ibutton) or full ibutton support?(access control, temp, humidity ect...)

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 05:12 AM

Me too I just bought a Hot Tub I would like to monitor/control with the m1...

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:35 AM

There is an upcoming access module for the M1 or EZ8 that can accept 26 bit Weigand prox readers and the Dallas iButton 1-wire devices that will include a 1-wire temperature sensor. 8 to 10 weeks away.

Hi Spanky,

Will this board also support the 1-wire humidity sensor?

It the project still on track?

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 12:53 PM

We have been considering adding humidity capability, but currently it is not included in the data.

Currently on track for beta testing.

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Posted 07 November 2006 - 02:45 PM

I've been watching this thread and have a question.

I do not currently have any temp/humidity sensors. What do the experts here recommend, should I install sensors that connect directly to the Elk inputs, or start a 1-wire network?

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 12:43 AM

The Elk Temp sensors in my opinion do not look good at all. This is why I have not installed any at my house or been able to sell any on installations. I would just wait and see what Elk comes out with.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 09:22 AM

Any idea if it would support 1-wire weather station devices such as these: http://www.aagelectronica.com/

For examply, would it be possible to connect a 1-wire rain gauge and right rules based on actual rain fall at your location?

Is there a current solution to do this? I know lots of people right rules to shut off their sprinklers ,etc based on information like this, but I have always thought it was based on the weather channel data feed rather than actual data collected at your house.

Thanks - I certainly just a newbee that is trying to learn as much as possible.

EDIT - I certainly look forward to the temp modules even if nothing else. They seem to be so small they will be mostly unnoticable, and the price is certainly much better - something like $7.50 each vs the $45 for the Elk temp sensor. It wouldn't take very many at that price difference to make up for the cost of the new board!

Edited by sic0048, 08 November 2006 - 11:06 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2006 - 09:42 AM

Toymaster458,

Thanks for the response. I have been reading up on full blown weather stations and various sensors and I will wait to see how Elk supports 1-wire.

Spanky,

I will start the squeaking for the humidity support. Anyone else in on this one? Trying to find more ways to keep my M1 busy. :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 11:08 AM

I'd love humidity support. I want to automate my bathroom fans to come on when the humidity hits a certain level and turn off after it is reduced to normal levels.

Now if someone would just create an odor sensor... :rolleyes:

Edited by sic0048, 08 November 2006 - 11:09 AM.


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Posted 08 November 2006 - 11:44 AM

Now if someone would just create an odor sensor... 


There are always gas alarms........... :rolleyes:

I also would like to see Humidity support for use in the bathroom and also to monitor the basement in the summer.

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 01:32 PM

Now if someone would just create an odor sensor... 


There are always gas alarms........... :D

I also would like to see Humidity support for use in the bathroom and also to monitor the basement in the summer.

Agreed, it would be great to be able to control the dehumidifier based on actual values.

On the odor sensor, then you need to have a 'poop rated fan' if I am understanding your automation needs correctly... :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 November 2006 - 04:52 PM

I agree with the humidity 1-Wire I currently have an application for 7 humidity detectors they need also to read the temperature.

There are many applications where humidity is much more of an issue than temperature. Temperture is of course important but humidity can cause issues in a home and indeed commerical environmemts. There a number of good ones mentioned here adding support to a humidity sensor for the M1.

My application is monitoring areas in a house we are building in the tropics where we will not be in residence during the wet season. I already have the airconditioning control sorted via M1 however the humidity sensing is the issue. I need to make informed decisions as to when to turn air conditioning units on and off based on humidity not a comfort temperature.

If I don't dehumidify when the humid it built up to a certain level when we return are things in cupboards are green!

I would suggest that anyone that has an application/s for humidity sensors for the M1 post them here so ELK via Spanky can dimension the commercial viability and hopefully include the humidity application.

Spanky put me down for 7 humidity/temp sensor units.....the housing is around 8-9 months from needing them :rolleyes:

Cheers,

Fleetz

Edited by fleetz, 11 November 2006 - 06:11 AM.





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