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    I came across a Youtube video comparing several very low cost radar sensors that can detect motion of both metallic objects and water (i.e. people). Some of these can be bought for under $2 US on Amazon. I'm curious if anyone has worked with any tiny radar modules and used them as motion/occupancy sensors. As cheap as these are, I'm thinking I could put them all over the house to detect occupancy and movement in any room. What I like is that since this is RF, they could potentially be placed in the attic above each room and thus not visible. I'm going to order some and try them out. Haven't decided yet how I want to interface them to HS.

    Here's the link to the video: https://youtu.be/9WiJJgIi3W0

    Sensors:
    https://smile.amazon.com/WHDTS-RCWL-...ords=rcwl-0516

    https://smile.amazon.com/Microwave-M...words=hfs-dc06
    HS Pro 3.0 | Linux Ubuntu 16.04 x64 virtualized under Proxmox (KVM)
    Hardware: Z-NET - W800 Serial - Digi PortServer TS/8 and TS/16 serial to Ethernet - Insteon PLM - RFXCOM - X10 Wireless
    Plugins: HSTouch iOS and Android, RFXCOM, BlueIris, BLLock, BLDSC, BLRF, Insteon PLM (MNSandler), Device History, Ecobee, BLRing, Kodi, UltraWeatherWU3
    Second home: Zee S2 with Z-Wave, CT101 Z-Wave Thermostat, Aeotec Z-Wave microswitches, HSM200 occupancy sensor, Ecolink Z-Wave door sensors, STI Driveway Monitor interfaced to Zee S2 GPIO pins.

  • #2
    If you manage to create an effective occupancy system let us know!

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    • #3
      I just ordered some of these to test along with some NodeMCU ESP8266 controllers. I plan to use MQTT to communicate back to HomeSeer. I haven't ever used MQTT, so it'll be a learning experience.

      I'm hoping to put the sensors in the attic, but now I'm wondering if ceiling fans will register false positives. I'll post results in the next week or so.
      HS Pro 3.0 | Linux Ubuntu 16.04 x64 virtualized under Proxmox (KVM)
      Hardware: Z-NET - W800 Serial - Digi PortServer TS/8 and TS/16 serial to Ethernet - Insteon PLM - RFXCOM - X10 Wireless
      Plugins: HSTouch iOS and Android, RFXCOM, BlueIris, BLLock, BLDSC, BLRF, Insteon PLM (MNSandler), Device History, Ecobee, BLRing, Kodi, UltraWeatherWU3
      Second home: Zee S2 with Z-Wave, CT101 Z-Wave Thermostat, Aeotec Z-Wave microswitches, HSM200 occupancy sensor, Ecolink Z-Wave door sensors, STI Driveway Monitor interfaced to Zee S2 GPIO pins.

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      • #4
        I'm also interested in your results.
        RJ_Make On YouTube

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