Remote temperature monitoring or alarming - no wifi

Discussion in 'Grow Room Design & Setup' started by megrux, Feb 7, 2018.

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    megrux

    megrux New Member

    Hi All -

    New here but looking for a solution to view temp, RH, maybe C02 for our remote building that doesnt have wifi or a phoneline. I want to be able to look in and check the temperatures and make sure the power hasn't gone out after a storm.

    Any suggestions for something quick and easy?
     
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    DarknessFYC

    DarknessFYC Member

    How far away is the building?
     
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    megrux

    megrux New Member

    Its actually just on another property - so pretty far away from home. No access to internet or phone (or i really dont want to figure out how to get it out there)
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    If you too lazy to go over and take a look-see maybe growing isn't for you! After all there may be more problems only your eyes will see that a monitor can't.
     
    Last edited: Feb 7, 2018
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    DarknessFYC

    DarknessFYC Member

    In a quantifiable
    This is a relative term and doesn't answer the question. An answer containing approximate units of measurement may help.
     
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    KK4IEM

    KK4IEM Member

    Adding wifi is really easy even walmart sell a hotspot for 35$ a month with 10 gigs or so.
     
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    CB7guy

    CB7guy Well-Known Member

    satellite connection, ,,,, could do like a adriuno board and hook up desired sensors, temp humid, voltage monitor, what ever really, then use the satellite connection to send back,,,
     
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    megrux

    megrux New Member

    Thanks all. Its essentially a barn a few miles away from home. So no options for wifi extender.

    perhaps I'll check out a wifi hotspot and do a bit of googling!
     
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    DarknessFYC

    DarknessFYC Member

    I know you can make AM radio transmitters pretty cheap and fairly easy. This wouldn't help you for monitoring temp or RH but it would confirm the status of your electrical service after a storm. Leave the transmitter on and tune your radio to its freq. No transmitting = no power.
     
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    KK4IEM

    KK4IEM Member

    your talking about setting up a beacon unless you a ham radio operator there are no frequiences you can use with constant transmission. A sure way to get reported to the fcc
     
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    DarknessFYC

    DarknessFYC Member

    Forgive me, I am ignorant to broadcasting regulations, FCC,etc but it sounds like he is in a rural area, is someone really going to care or notice if it is broadcasting a few miles? Unless he has a HAM radio person within range who is a vigilante FCC agent?
     
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    BigHornBuds

    BigHornBuds Well-Known Member

    Here is an idea.
    Outside of your grow space, put a monitor
    With sensors going into the grow areas
    Temp, RH, CO2, wind speed , anything you want, have them together (one for every room kept at a different temp etc)

    Get a cell phone trail cam. UWAY makes good ones.
    It’s a trail camera that takes pics and sends them to your phone(good to know when target animals are in your spot for hunting)
    You have you get a small data pack fr your cell phone company.

    Point the cam at the monitors and make an arm or something to trigger the cam. (Light mover could work(going to take some engineering)
    Put this on a gear system so it trips the cam every 15min , 30min, 1hour , 2twice a day, whatever you want.
    Bobs your uncle.
     
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    p0opstlnksal0t

    p0opstlnksal0t Well-Known Member

    A cheap 4g tablet added to your phone plan would get you WiFi out there. You could probably use something like sensorpush to keep live information on the tablet that can be viewed from anywhere
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Can you set up a wireless security cam that can see the controllers and meters maybe?
    would say an auto cutoff is even more important than comms.
     
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    KK4IEM

    KK4IEM Member

    Lol I am a HAM thats how I know there are a lot of assholes out there. I really think a wifi hotspot is the best option
     
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    bastarasta

    bastarasta New Member

    You can use GSM module from ebay or aliexpress, it's very cheap < 10 $ from China. Actually i working on similar project using LoRa transmission, but again it has limited range (about 2km). My project is based on Arduino, which controls lights, temperature, humidity, fans. The LoRa signal is sent to the receiver, which transmits it further via wifi to internet cloud.
     
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    TrailBlazer12747

    TrailBlazer12747 Well-Known Member

    If you can't answer his question, then just politely fuck off.
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    Phuk you you lazy bitch
     
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    TrailBlazer12747

    TrailBlazer12747 Well-Known Member

    Stop embarrassing yourself.
     
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    blake9999

    blake9999 Well-Known Member

    If you too lazy to check up on your grow, then maybe growing isn't for you. You never know what kind of problems you may run accross with nutrients and diseases if you can't see them with your own eyes.
     

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