Z-Wave Europe revealed their new smart home weather station early this year and now it’s shipping under the Popp brand.
Its integrated management system ensures that there is always sufficient energy available to report emergency weather conditions as well as twilight values by dynamically adjusting the reporting interval in relation to available power.
The multifunctional sensor is able to capture and send different values via Z-Wave to your home automation controller. As well as monitoring and recording weather conditions there are some interesting applications for the range of sensors on the device. In addition to wind force the sensor can detect:
- Air temperature
- Relative humidity
- Light intensity
- Wind speed
- Air pressure
- Dew point
So you could control blinds based on the amount of sunlight outside for example, or close shutters and awnings based on wind speed. You could also set your smart home controllers dark / light flag based on actual lumens rather than relying on standard longitude latitude data for your location that doesn’t always take into account localised conditions.
The Z-Weather wind sensor also provides data on the yield of solar and wind energy. Popp say both values are extrapolated to a 1 square meter area and transmitted to the Z-Wave smart home centre.
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Popp will launch their new Z-Wave smoke detector next week, meanwhile the Z-Weather is shipping right now for around €200. Check out the video and links below.