I am new to this community. I am wondering if anyone can suggest products for this application.
I am wanting to control an automatic door opener. Thus far, I have used 2 different relay control devices. One uses a mesh control protocol called INSTEON (instead of WiFi, Zwave or Zigbee). I have also successfully used the WHDTS WiFi Momentary Inching & Self-Locking Relay successfully on these door openers.
I install controls for people with disabilities (disabled veterans) and many of them need to use voice as a user interface to control electronics in their home. The INSTEON device (https://www.smarthome.com/i-o-linc-insteon-2450-low-voltage-contact-closure-interface-1-in-1-out.html) uses INSTEON PowerLine control protocol (not RF). I am able to set people up with voice control using the cloud-based Amazon Alexa with a cloud integration smart home skill with a controller capable of controlling INSTEON and Z-wave nodes.
However, I am trying to come up with a solution that will let individuals use “Local Voice Control (LVC)” (https://amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=GCC6XV9DX58VW5YW&sa-no-redirect=1
) in the event they may have unreliable Internet service and are needing to exit the home in the event of an emergency. The LVC capability is built-in the Amazon smart speaker (Echo Plus and 2nd gen Echo Show) and it uses a built-in Zigbee controller for interfacing with Zigbee nodes. I am looking for a Relay Control that can link with the built-in Zigbee controller.
I am providing a summery of what I believe are the key features the Zigbee Relay Controller will need to provide. (I know these specs work with the circuit I am using on the Automatic Door Openers).
Low Voltage Zigbee Relay Controller capable of Momentary Contact Closure
SPDT Low Voltage Control
Momentary Relay Mode
Zigbee RF Mesh Operation Mode/Interface
Common (28-16 gauge wire)
Voltage Supply Requirements (12 Volts)
Retains all settings without power: Saved in Non-Volatile EEPROM
Certification: Safety tested for USA