Installation of Idratek

Following some years of playing with X10, and taking the opportunity of adding some cabling infrastructure whilst tackling the kitchen, I opted for Idratek for my home automation.

Spot the pink CAT5e amongst the piece of art!

Spot the pink CAT5e amongst the piece of art!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

idratek_connectionCables run between various obvious points, with extras for adding stuff later.

I added a connection box, to make it easier to connect up circuits later in an upstairs bedroom.

 

In the kitchen, a PLH-001 module senses temperature, humidity and light, incorporates a PIR, and has two digital inputs, one of which is connected to a magnetic door switch to sense whether the kitchen door is open or closed.

idratek_kitchen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Node 0

Node 0

The Idratek network is controlled by a PC (I’m using a netbook) in Node 0. You’ll also spot a temperature/humidity sensor (THS-001) that will later control the adjacent fan.

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