Shelly devices offer the opportunity to automate any product. One of the most popular applications is transforming your ordinary door lock into an intelligent system.
Home automation is becoming more accessible and versatile, and Shelly 's smart devices play a key role in that advancement. This brand is recognized as a leader in automation products, serving both homes and industrial environments. Using the Shelly Smart Control app on your smartphone or with your virtual assistant , you can control lighting, blinds, sockets and various other devices. Before we explore how to automate door locking, it is essential to understand what Shelly is and know the devices available.
Use Shelly 1 Plus to automate door locking
Shelly 1 Plus is the solution to make automating the door of your building or home quick and uncomplicated. If you choose to install Shelly 1 Plus on your intercom, it is essential to understand the steps necessary to ensure the success of this process. Let's explore, step by step, how you can configure and make the most of the Shelly 1 Plus functionality at your front door.
Start by running the power cables (phase and neutral) from the junction box or a nearby socket to the intercom you want to automate.
1. Connect the phase to the "L" terminal of Shelly 1.
2. Connect the neutral to the "N" terminal of Shelly 1.
3. Identify the two cables that come from the intercom button and are responsible for activating the building door.
4. Connect the cable that goes to the building door to the "0" terminal on Shelly 1, while the other cable is connected to the "I" terminal on Shelly 1.
5. Now, connect a second cable to the "I" terminal of Shelly 1, which must be connected to the intercom button .
6. The last step involves connecting another cable from the intercom button, which will connect to the Shelly 1's "SW" terminal.
Note: In some situations, it may not be possible to maintain the functionality of the original button due to low current, which the Shelly 1 will not be able to detect. In these cases, we recommend just using your smartphone and virtual assistant or purchasing a Shelly Button to place next to the intercom.
Now, with Shelly 1 properly installed, you can control the building's entrance door in a convenient and intelligent way. If you want to know more about the Shelly range of products or how they can be used to make your home smarter, talk to us. Home automation is more accessible and useful than ever, thanks to devices like the Shelly 1.
How much does it cost?
Understanding the costs associated with home automation is critical for anyone considering implementing the Shelly 1 Plus in their home. The products offered in the Smartify store, such as the Shelly 1 Plus, often have attractive prices, often benefiting from regular promotions. Therefore, it is prudent to regularly monitor the prices of this device in store, allowing you to always be aware of the best offers available.
However, when evaluating the total investment in your home automation, it is crucial to recognize that the main cost factor is often related to the installation process. Here, your choice between carrying out the installation yourself or hiring a qualified professional will play a significant role in determining the overall costs. Smartify also offers this service, accompanied by a free quote.
The importance of proper installation cannot be underestimated. To ensure that the Shelly 1 Plus operates safely, effectively and meets your needs, it is recommended that you hire a qualified technician. These professionals have the specialized knowledge and experience necessary to carry out the installation in accordance with standards and best practices, ensuring that the device operates as expected and provides all the benefits of home automation.
Do I have to be at home to open the door?
The answer is no! Shelly 1 works with the cloud, which is excellent news for anyone who wants to control a building's entrance door remotely. This means you can access and control the door from anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection. You don't need to be on the same Wi-Fi network as Shelly 1 to do this.
This is a significant advantage, especially if you are away from home and need to open the door for a guest, family member or courier. The Shelly 1's remote control capability makes it incredibly convenient and flexible. Additionally, you can use the Shelly app on your smartphone or even virtual assistants, such as Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, to operate the front door effortlessly.
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