Home Elevator Compatibility With Home Automation Systems

It is important to make sure your home elevator is compatible with the home automation system you’ve chosen. Before you invest in a new automation system, it is imperative that all of the systems link up and work together properly.

Testing Your Elevator System

The first step in the process is to ensure that your ascensor unifamiliar Barcelona control system is compatible with your automation system. When first establishing an elevator control system, it is recommended that you use a separate automated door closer for the elevator car doors. This will correspond with a separate relay used to open and close the door between the garage and main house or from the garage to a separate area. To test this, turn on one of the relays using your existing system as well as another one on your automation controller or smartphone application.

A new home automation system is an investment and a change for your home. Once completed, you may have any combination of door closers: electric, pneumatic, hydraulic or even treadle. This can be confusing because each type requires a different type of sensor to operate the elevator doors. The recommended sensors are pneumatic and magnetic.

Antenna-Based Communication

When choosing an antenna for your home automation system, make sure it will work with your elevator control system. The best way to do this is to check with the company that manufactures the equipment. This information should be readily available on their website.

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Testing Your Door Sensor

If you’re going to use a magnetic sensor, then you must remember that it operates off of magnetism and not electricity. This means that your door sensor must be battery powered and not electronically connected to the lock.

Testing Your Door Open Sensor

If you’re going to use a pneumatic door sensor, then you will also have to make sure it is compatible with the lock on your door that operates it. These sensors can sometimes be old or broken, so in addition to testing them before installation, also do an actual visual inspection of the unit as well as a magnetic test.

Testing Your Signal Device

If your elevator system is installed in a different location than the main house and operates a separate transmitter and receiver, then you will also need to test these components as well with the main house’s home automation system.

A great place to start when testing controllers/sensors or antennas is to test on your smartphone or tablet.