Using the Motion Sensor 360 - Volt Free with Crestron
In this blog we are going to look at how to connect the Faradite Motion Sensor 360 range to Crestron systems. Crestron is one of the largest and most established control solutions on the market with endless possibilities.
We are going to look at connecting the Faradite Motion Sensor 360 - Volt Free to 2 Crestron devices: the C2N-UNI8IO Universal keypad interface and the GLS-SIM Sensor integration module.
The range of applications the PIRs can be used to trigger within Crestron are virtually endless but typical examples of motion based events would be automatic lighting, automated heating override or security alerts.
The wiring diagrams in this blog show the Faradite Motion Sensor 360 - Volt Free but, the same terminals on the Faradite Motion Sensor 360 - IP67 means this guide can be used for both sensors.
Wiring the Sensors
We advise using CAT cable to wire the sensors back to the Crestron unit. (Either CAT5, CAT6, or CAT7) the solid core on these cables should allow you to simply push in the cores to each terminal once each core has been stripped back. If using a stranded cable type we advise inserting the SIM card remover tool into the terminal block to release the spring loaded connector before inserting the stranded cable. This will ensure the cable doesn’t ruck up when inserting.
Faradite motion sensors provide a normally open contact which is connected to the inputs on the Crestron system.
We are going to look at connecting the Faradite Motion Sensor 360 Volt Free to 2 Crestron devices - the C2N-UNI8IO and the GLS-SIM Sensor Integration Module.
The C2N-UNI8IO allows the connection of keypads to the Cresnet control network. The C2N-UNI8IO sits on the Cresnet network and allows the connection of up to 8 Faradite Motion Sensor 360s.
The DIP switches on the C2N-UNi8io are not relevant for this example as they control the outputs not the inputs.
The Sensor can use the 24V and ‘G’ terminals on the C2N-UNI8IO for power - connect these to the coinciding terminals on the Faradite Motion Sensor 360 to power the sensors.
Next connect one side of the motion sensor output to the second ‘G’ terminal on the C2N-UNI8IO and the other side of the motion sensor output to the numbered terminals, in this example terminal 1.
The sensor now has power from the device and the output is connected to the ‘1’ terminal on the C2N-UNI8IO.
This sensor is now ready for programming in Crestron.
Another great Crestron device for motion sensor connection is the Crestron GLS-SIM Sensor integration module. This tiny module allows the connection of up to 2 sensors to the Cresnet bus.
The module needs to be configured for 2 digital inputs in a normally open mode. To achieve this configuration, we need to set all the DIP switches to OFF.
To power the sensor take 24V from the GLS-SIM sensor terminal and connect the ‘-‘ terminal of the sensor to the ‘G’ terminal on the GLS-SIM
For the motion sensor output connect one side of the motion sensor output to the ‘1’ terminal on the GLS-SIM and the other side of the motion sensor output to the ‘G’ terminal (this terminal is also providing GND for the 24V power).
Once the connections have been made you can now use the sensor in Crestron to create the required automation.
Please note: Both modules outlined in this blog are bigger than the 35mm hole required for our sensors. We recommend wiring the sensor back to a location where the module can be inserted into the ceiling e.g. a speaker or downlight, or we recommend putting the unit in the ceiling prior to the plasterboard being added.
If you have any questions about the Faradite sensors please contact the Faradite team for more information.