Almost any sensor can be connected to a Hausmate installation. To simplify installation, the common sensors useful in every room are grouped together into a sensor unit. The sensor unit is typically fitted to the ceiling in each room. It has an RJ45 connector to allow simple connection to the CAT5 cabling leading back to a Zone Gateway. The sensor unit houses the following sensors:
- Passive infra-red (PIR) – triggered by movement and works with the Occupancy product to decide whether there is anyone active in a room
- Temperature – there are two temperature sensors, so Hausmate can monitor ambient temperature and surface temperature. Having both types gives readings with greater accuracy
- Ambient light – indicates the light level in the room
- Humidity – indicates absolute humidity; used with the temperature reading to calculate the relative humidity in a room and activate ventilation
Other sensors can be fitted to the sensor unit such as:
- Carbon dioxide – indicates indoor air quality
- Door and window sensors – detect if doors and windows are open or closed.
Some of these additional sensors are fitted outside the sensor unit. They are cabled with CAT5 and a second RJ45 connection in the sensor unit allows simple connection.
Hidden sensor unit
This is mounted into the architrave of a doorway or picture rail so it is not visible from normal viewing angles. Hidden units require a PIR sensor elsewhere in the room.
External sensor unit
This is similar to the sensor unit, but is designed to be fitted outside. It provides readings of external light levels and temperatures. The external unit has a RJ45 connector to allow simple connection to the CAT5 cabling. In a typical installation there is an external sensor unit on the North and South faces of the main building.
Collect real-time environmental information in each room of your home. Our sensors are located on the ceilings, and can monitor temperature, humidity, ambient light and occupancy as well as carbon dioxide and volatile organic compounds