remote control temperature activated motorized window openers

Motorized Windows: Automatic Temperature Sensing: Introduction

Please Note: If you prefer to use a Z-Wave system, we also have a Z-Wave controller that can be used to operate our window opener motors.

temperature sensitive windows can be opened automatically by a phone app when a room gets hot This article is an introduction to using an Android or IOS phone app to create a temperature sensitive window monitoring system.

This system uses the same radio remote control system as our RollerTrol™ roller shades, and it can also be used to control many other devices. You won't get stuck with a special purpose remote that does not work for anything else!

It uses the BroadLink® HA-RFIRW-5V RF-IR blaster automation hub and a companion product, the ES-WIFI-5V e-Air environmental sensing module. The e-Air environmental sensor can monitor VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) temperature, air quality, humidity, sound level, and light level.

It also has IFTTT event capabilities (if-this-then-that) which can trigger the automation hub to activate our window opener/skylight motors, blind motors, smart film, drapery motors, and many other devices, such as fans and LED lights.

In this article we will be discussing the temperature monitoring capability of the sensor, and how it can control the operation of a window opener motor. You'll also learn how your phone can be used as a remote control for your window openers (and many other devices).

The environmental sensor can trigger the closure of multiple window motors (and our roller shades), and there are 3 main components to this system:

You can also see more info about the actual RollerTrol™ motors that open and close windows and skylights here:

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The BroadLink® ES-WIFI-5V e-Air Environmental Sensor Specifications


environmental sensor triggers window opening and closing
ModelES-WIFI-5V
Operating System
(phone or tablet)
Android / IOS
Supported IOS VersionIOS 7.0 or above
Supported Android VersionAndroid 4 or above
MaterialFlame-resistant PC
Height~6" ( 15cm )
Input Voltage5V DC
Input Current1.0A
Working Temperature0-50°C
Operating Humidity≤80%
Wireless Power≤0.5W
Wireless TypeWi-Fi 2.4GHz b/g/n

The HA-RFIRW-5V RF/IR Blaster Hub

If you didn't see the previous article series about using our HA-RFIRW-5V RF/IR blaster hub for home theater, you may be interested to review that series about the RF and IR "learning" capabilities. The IFTTT environmental sensor is an add-on to that system, using the smart hub to simulate remote control of devices with RF or IR.

Buy These Products In Our Online Automation Store

If you are interested, you can purchase these products in our DIY blind and shade online store.

Articles in this series:

The following articles discuss window opener motors, but the application as applied to skylights is very similar:

Part 1-Temperature sensitive window openers: Introduction (you are here)

Part 2-Temperature sensitive window openers: Activating the sensor

Part 3-Environmental sensor program installation

Part 4-Environmental sensor event handling

Also, see the related articles about our other devices: