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Control Devices Remotely With Meshtastic Using External Notifications Feature

Harnessing Meshtastic’s External Notification Feature for Remote Device Control

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Exploring the Power of Meshtastic: Remote Device Control Made Easy

In the world of mesh networking, Meshtastic stands out as a powerful platform not only for communication but also for remote device control. Among its features, the External Notification capability offers users the opportunity to extend control beyond messaging, enabling a wide range of possibilities for automation and management.

Understanding Meshtastic's External Notification Feature

Meshtastic’s External Notification feature was originally designed to alert users to incoming messages using indicators like LEDs or buzzers. However, with the right setup, this feature can be repurposed to remotely control various devices by triggering a relay through the notification system.

Exploring Practical Applications

1. Lighting Control: Easily switch lights on or off remotely within the mesh network.

2. Motorized Systems: Automate blinds, curtains, or garage door openers for added convenience.

3. Door Locks and Security Systems: Remotely lock or unlock doors with a simple message, improving accessibility and safety for those on a private mesh

High-Power Devices

While caution is warranted when dealing with high-power devices, Meshtastic can still be utilized to control them remotely, provided proper precautions are taken. With the right knowledge and equipment, users can interface Meshtastic with relays capable of handling high currents, enabling the remote control of appliances such as heaters, pumps, or industrial machinery.

Another tool in the Meshtastic Chest

Meshtastic’s External Notification feature opens doors to a world of possibilities for remote device control within mesh networks. By leveraging relays and external power supplies, users can seamlessly integrate Meshtastic into automation and management workflows, enhancing efficiency, convenience, and security. As the landscape of connected devices continues to evolve, Meshtastic remains a frontrunner, empowering users to create smarter, more interconnected environments.