Dears fellow members and users of HA,
Here my situation that most of you share I’m sure.
On my second floor (naked floor for now due to renovation) I do have 4 Velux of different size that don’t have cover for now set on.
I’m planning to have the cover installed on all of them so I looked to the possible solution:
- no active Velux development anymore?
- gateway is a bit cheaper
- no dependency on remote (cloud) provider
- active Velux development
- I cannot not purchase a stand alone gateway, only starter kit ?
- dependency on remote provider
So no simple solution out-of-the-box that the one of becoming a follower of Velux brand/tools ?
It seems that it could be another way, an dumber way as with the SML Cover SML UK04 0000S.
This non-wireless, non-solar cover that can be link to an KUX 110 to integrate into Velux ecosystems.
However that’s not my goal here as It’s not KISS simple.
So here’s the deal all we need is an 24V/5A input with an relay to trigger -/+24V to the two wire of the SML in order to trigger up/down operation. So what to add to this model in order to get an local button in my walls.
I’m thinking of using Shelly 2.5M as relay/button with an 24V/5A circuits from my basement using an 230V/24V alimentation to provide dedicated line for the Velux. One advantage is that your Veluxs will be on an dedicated circuit with a dedicated protection.
At the end I’m would have full control of my Velux cover locally without any dependency to any Velux platform that could be stopped in an near future by Velux.
I will be free to setup my cover controls wherever I want in my room.
What do you think about this solution ?
I will go for it in the following months.