Virtual Inputs

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The Openmotics system supports following virtual devices:

  • Virtual Inputs: For example a doorbell that sends a push notification is translated in an action that switches on a light in the house
  • Virtual Outputs: For example a Philips Hue light that acts as a virtual output can be switched on by a normal switch on the Openmotics system (or a virtual switch)
  • Virtual Sensors: Any non-openmotics sensors like Z-wave wireless temperature, NEST thermostat temperature and humidity, third party light sensors etc

How does all the Virtual stuff works?

The master firmware (as of F3.142.1) allows you to create virtual input modules. Once a virtual input module is created, you have 8 virtual inputs. Those virtual inputs can be changed state by using Basic Action 68 (press) and 69 (release). When a virtual input change state, it will act like any normal input and perform the action programmed for this input.

See Virtual Plug-in Examples for more information how to use this in combination with the plug-in system.

Virtual Inputs (Available in firmware version 3.142.1 and higher)

As of Firmware Version F3.142.1 and higher, the master allows virtual inputs

Configure Virtual inputs