Home automation with BrickElectric

This is an illustration of what can be done with AlarmM android application. AlarmM is the swiss knife of the security system since it can monitor different device on the same interface and link input of any device(s) to any output(s) of any device(s). More than that it can also be combined with all the functionalities of a smartphone. This page is specifally showing configuration for the BrickElectric product but everything described in previous chapter such as automatic phone call, automatic SMS, automatic e-mail, automatic grabbing picture on network camera, automatic logging, automatic ring tone, etc, can be achieved with a BrickElectric device exactly the same way. Below is only a few example of the AlamrM application capabilities.

Remotly control

The AlarmM application has a customizable HMI. It's possible to change the size and icon of the button. An unlimited number of button can be created. Each button is associated with action such as switching the state of one or more output to one or more IO board. BrickElectric products will be usefull in application where it is need to control a light remotly.

IO can trigger one or more output of any kind of board on any network.

Watch IO states

All the basic functionallities of the AlarmM such as Normally open or closed are applying the the modbus too. The configuration of the device is following exactly the same principe describe in the tutorial page. AlarmM application is running as a background task. It will monitor the devices even if the smartephone is sleeping. Every IO can have it's own customize format. Every IO can have it's own trigger level and scaling.

Home automation

Any digital or analog button can be programmed to trigger one or more output to one or more other device. Devices can be on completly different network. Automatic switching of output register can have individual timing and auto reset setup. In the video below AlarmM is linking digital input to digital output of two differents board.

Easilly setup in five minutes

All the menu are interactive. The video on the right side show how easy it is to setup a BrickElectric device.

I. Settings the device

The BrickElectric device driver exist already in the menu list. An unlimited number of configuration can be created and activated only when necessary.

II. Network configuration

Only a few field are nescessary to get the device configured. The Local IP address is the one attribute by the DHCP of the router, port must be the same than the BEM configuration. Global IP is only used if the smartephone is on an unknown public wifi network.

III. Interractiv button and slider

Button and slider and added in the device list. The order of appearance and size can be easilly changed. Profile Movement are created inside the monitor editor and associated to buttons. In order to activate the last changes the AlarmM service need to be restarted

Link to the apps website

Visit the page for Home Automation for a complete overview of the application capabilities with the profiles Movement and Measure.