I just got something new!

I just got the inovelli 4 in 1 sensor, I’m going to set this up and give it a try to see how it performs, and then provide a review of it. It can sense:

  • Motion
  • Temperature
  • Illumiance
  • Humidity

With motion and temperature, we already know what we can do with them in my previous videos. But Illumiance and humidity, those two are new things. What can we do with them? Illumiance is a great thing to have because it can sense how bright your room is. If you have a motion sensor to turn on a light when you go into a room, but the room is already so bright from sunlight from a large window, why turn on the lights? The illumiance sensor can sense the brightness and if it is bright enough, it can skip turning on the lights. This means, savings on electric bills. When it starts to get darker outside, past to a point then it will start turning the lights on when you enter the room. That’s a great way to help you save energy bills! For humidity, you can use that to sense humidity levels. Maybe we can use that in the kitchen or bath. When cooking or having a shower, the room’s humidity levels will rise, and it can trigger a smart fan switch to turn on the vent. Smart!

Published by Ross LaVallee

Deaf, smart home enthusiast. Plays around with smart home technology to see how much can be squeezed out of it to benefit the Deaf / Hard of Hearing community for accessibility uses.

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