An easy and maybe... ¿dumb? question about house automation with Cayenne


#1

Hello everybody!

So, first of all, let me apologize in advance if what i ask is really obvious or dumb, but I just discovered Cayenne a little while ago, and i haven’t been able to test Blynk with either a Raspberry Pi or an Arduino board. Here it goes:

For what i’ve seen, Cayenne really does well with helping you build a project and control it from your phone, but, does it provide like the “regular” physic automation? I mean, am I able to set a real life switch to activate a Relay for a light, so I can use it? Or, set a roller shutter, and then use also with real buttons?

I’ve done a little research, and also tested a little bit the phone app, and i haven’t been able to find it, can anyone enlighten me please?

Thank you very much to all of you!!!


#2

I mean, am I able to set a real life switch to activate a Relay for a light, so I can use it?

YES you can.

Or, set a roller shutter, and then use also with real buttons?

Yes but with knowledge of hacking your roller shutter.

Be careful when handling AC supply from mains, obviously.


#3

Definitely this. At the least you can be down some electronics very fast.

To give some more info, you will have to do some wiring work if you want to use a relay and a light switch to turn off a light. You need to set it up in a 3-way switch config. I don’t have any experience with shutters but as you can easily control it if you match the input.