Detectors, sirens, keypads, and many other Ajax devices can measure the temperature inside their enclosures using built-in sensors. Previously, these indicators were used only for display. Now, device temperature can trigger scenarios.
Temperature scenarios are available for users with OS Malevich 2.14 update. All you need is a system with any device that can display the temperature and an automation device that runs the scenario. Also, you can try the LifeQuality air quality monitor, which shows temperature, humidity level, and CO2 concentration. LifeQuality has Swiss and Swedish sensors also used in medical devices. Therefore, it provides the most reliable data.
So how to use Ajax devices in a tandem with temperature scenarios? We’ve prepared four use cases to show.
How and when the temperature scenarios can come in handy
Protecting summer house in winter
The lack of heating in the cold season is a test for a house, which threatens with freezing of the walls, a breakthrough in the water supply system, and damage to furniture and appliances. Temperature fluctuations can cause a mold. Therefore, experts advise keeping the temperature from 5°C to 8°C in empty or rarely visited premises.
The temperature scenarios turn on the heating system if the temperature drops below +5°C and turn it off when the temperature reaches +8°C.
In the snow and through the ice
An icy porch and snow on your driveway can cause serious injury. A melting system can be an alternative to the daily manual snow and ice removal. The heated floors are installed anywhere, including walkways and outdoor stairs.
Integrating the melting system with Ajax allows you to walk and drive through the snow without risks. Temperature scenarios help make the solution fully automated and energy efficient. The scenarios turn the heating on when the Ajax outdoor detectors’ temperature drops below 0°C and turn it off when the temperature is above zero again. If no precipitation is expected, it takes one click in Ajax apps to disable the scenarios. You can always enable the feature when the weather worsens again. This saves time, protects against falls, and is safe for the driver and the car. The system automatically melts snow and ice only when necessary.
Controlling storage temperature
You must comply with specific rules to protect different products from deterioration. It is important to monitor the temperature regime in the wine cellar. Flower storage requires a certain temperature, lighting, air circulation, and humidity. And for pharmaceutical products, the medical accuracy of all microclimate indicators is essential.
With the Ajax security system, you can solve the primary needs of the warehouse: security detectors provide reliable protection against intrusion, and scenarios automate temperature control. The LifeQuality air quality monitor gives accurate readings without deviations. The WallSwitch relay turns on the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning if the Ajax detectors’ temperature exceeds normal parameters. Scenarios in tandem with LightSwitch automate lighting according to a schedule
Microclimate in the production facility
Under any conditions, the production process cannot stop. However, microclimate indicators should comply with the standards. For example, greenhouses must have a system that controls temperature, maintains optimal humidity levels, and controls lighting according to a schedule. It is essential to have timely notifications if the system shows critical microclimate indicators and employee assistance is required.
Ajax security detectors protect expensive production equipment, and scenarios with the WallSwitch relays automatically activate the heating, ventilation, air conditioning, irrigation, and lighting systems. Ajax apps will notify about each system event.
An Ajax system has already successfully protected crops in mushroom farm greenhouses.
How it works
With the OS Malevich 2.14 update, Relay, WallSwitch, LightSwitch, Socket and WaterStop activate when the specified temperature threshold is exceeded or decreased. The temperature of one or more detectors can trigger the scenario.
At one facility, the installer can provide both security and comfort. Scenarios based on LifeQuality indicators can control the microclimate in any room, giving a wide range of devices. The temperature of other Ajax devices can be used for already installed Ajax security systems to automate heating, air conditioning, and others. These scenarios are displayed separately in Ajax apps:
- Create scenarios using LifeQuality indicators in the air quality monitor settings.
- Configure scenarios using other Ajax devices’ temperature indicators in the automation device settings.
Temperature scenarios work with OS Malevich version 2.14 on all hubs (except the Hub model) and with the following app versions:
- Ajax Security System 2.22 for iOS
- Ajax Security System 2.25 for Android
- Ajax PRO: Tool for Engineers 1.16 for iOS
- Ajax PRO: Tool for Engineers 1.16 for Android
- Ajax PRO Desktop 3.5 for macOS
- Ajax PRO Desktop 3.5 for Windows