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Is there a wireless rain sensor that has Control 4 drivers?  I'm looking for a simple detects water sensor type of a thing I can put on a roof and it would be wireless if possible. Solar rechargable maybe?  

Another topic is having indoor wireless temperature sensors.  I would like to place in multiple of them around the room to get a better room reading for the HVAC system. 

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More than you asked for, but Tempest weather stations are awesome (and fully wireless). There's a not cheap driver too on Blackwire.

There is a <$10 board on Amazon with a relay output.

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On 6/9/2022 at 5:08 PM, RAV said:

More than you asked for, but Tempest weather stations are awesome (and fully wireless). There's a not cheap driver too on Blackwire.

There is a <$10 board on Amazon with a relay output.

I use Tempest weather stations already, I was trying to see if anyone had anything else without mentioning Tempest so not to steer the suggestions.  What I found out is that Tempest has programming set on the back end where if rain is not forcasted, the rain sensor turns off.  Also if its a light rain, it will wait 3 minutes before setting a notification.  I needed the Tempest to work as just a rain sensor primarily, and other variables secondary. I called them and what they did was get rid of the programming they had on their back end.  The good thing is that, any rain is immediately triggered by the sensor allowing me to close windows.  The bad thing is that a strong wind will pick up as rain as its a haptic rain sensor.  I thought it was collecting rain and somehow figuring out how much rain was collected.  But for me strong wind doesn't matter, the windows still need to close.   Either way, call the Tempest support, not Blackwire and give them your station ID, and they will make the changes.

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3 hours ago, DarioH said:

I use Tempest weather stations already, I was trying to see if anyone had anything else without mentioning Tempest so not to steer the suggestions.  What I found out is that Tempest has programming set on the back end where if rain is not forcasted, the rain sensor turns off.  Also if its a light rain, it will wait 3 minutes before setting a notification.  I needed the Tempest to work as just a rain sensor primarily, and other variables secondary. I called them and what they did was get rid of the programming they had on their back end.  The good thing is that, any rain is immediately triggered by the sensor allowing me to close windows.  The bad thing is that a strong wind will pick up as rain as its a haptic rain sensor.  I thought it was collecting rain and somehow figuring out how much rain was collected.  But for me strong wind doesn't matter, the windows still need to close.   Either way, call the Tempest support, not Blackwire and give them your station ID, and they will make the changes.

good to know

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