Create Sensor

Pierre Kil edited this page Nov 30, 2017 · 8 revisions

New sensors can be created either during New Device creation wizard (see Figure 1) or by selecting an existing device from the left-hand side device menu and using 'Add Sensor' button (see Figure 2).

New Sensor in Create Device Wizard

Figure 1: Add Sensor button in New Device dialog.

NewSensorMenuFinal

Figure 2: First select existing device and then choose New Sensor from context menu

Next, add sensor protocol details. Give your sensor a descriptive name, and bind a command to a sensor. A command may be a read command which polls the device regularly for a state update, or a listener which updates the sensor's value when receiving data from a network or other sources.

New Sensor Dialog

Figure 3: Enter Sensor Details

The expected return value from the command depends on the sensor type you choose:

  • Boolean "on" or "off" for 'switch' type sensors
  • Integer in range [0-100] for 'level' type sensors
  • Integer in arbitrary range for 'range' type sensors. Range minimum and maximum values can be entered into the dialog as sensor properties if range is chosen as sensor type -- see Create Range Sensor for more details.
  • An arbitrary string value for 'custom' type sensors -- see Create Custom Sensor for more details.

Click on 'Submit' once finished.

See Also

Clone this wiki locally
You can’t perform that action at this time.
You signed in with another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session. You signed out in another tab or window. Reload to refresh your session.
Press h to open a hovercard with more details.