Wifi lighting control.

Discussion in 'Computers & IT' started by Frantic Farmer, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. HI , is it possible or does anyone know if you can switch lights on in a remote building that has a wifi bridge using wifi . Putting a ptz camera in there and just incase its too dark I thought it would be handy to be able to turn extra lights on while viewing camera .
     
  2. agrotron

    agrotron Member

    Would be interested in doing similar
     
  3. rollestonpark

    rollestonpark Member

    Location:
    Burton on trent
    Yes you can use wifi or ethernet:
    http://www.robot-electronics.co.uk/products/relay-modules/wifi-relay.html
    these are wifi relays, not used myself as I try to always use ethernet cable ones due to better network reliability.
    They have a webpage in them so that you can remotely switch the relay, which you then need to wire to your light switch.

    I also use these with other programs elsewhere to turn things on based on readings from sensors etc, Raspberry Pi etc.

    But these relays can work alone.

    Chris
     
  4. Clive

    Clive Staff Member

    Location:
    Lichfield

    really easy using a few wifi plugs or switches (even amazon sell them) around £30 each - you can even connect them to Alexa and have voice control if you want to get clever !
     
  5. Thanks for the advice will look into it
     
  6. Ukjay

    Ukjay Member

  7. I have finally got the ptz up and running over a wifi bridge , cant believe the quality . Reading tags at over 75ft . Now its dark ,can clearly see cattle at 100ft with no light so might just leave 2 led 15w bulbs on all night to to improve it even more ...wont break the bank
     
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  8. walesfarmer

    walesfarmer New Member

    What PTZ camera are you using?
     
  9. PREES

    PREES Member

    Location:
    SW Wales
    Which camera kit did you fit?
     
  10. Hi I'm using a Hikvision PTZ
    https://www.spycameracctv.com/spycamera/hikvision-ip-ptz-camera-2mp-25x-zoom-100m-night-vision

    The chap, James at spycameracctv was very helpful ,seemed to understand farming folk;) and what they wanted. I did have a friend help me configure a few things but their help line was very good when I was on my own . Camera was less than £350 +vat Taken a few pictures with the software which you can do or video . Pictures were taken in near darkness , one 10w led bulb 40 ft away in another building to left of picture . First picture taken at one end of 120ft shed , you can see the cow I zoomed in on just over the gate which would be about 60ft .In day light you can count the hairs on their noses .I'm very pleased with it , thought I'd have had to spend a lot more for this quality . Hope this helps Cow Cam 1_Camera1_Cow Cam 1_20180315193253_30548567.jpg Cow Cam 1_Camera1_Cow Cam 1_20180315193057_30432659.jpg
     
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