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Making a remote control panel

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Gritty

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:roll: I have a CCTV recorder in my cellar (hidden so that it should be hard to detect if my house is broken into). I would like to make a remote control panel (connected probably by wiring) for my sitting room so that I can operate the CCTV without having to go downstairs.

I have though of using a basic solenoid setup, one for each button strapped over the unit's control panel. This seems expensive and quite clumsy. There are 17 buttons to control.

Is there a cleaner way of doing this by maybe using a relay connected through to the internal button connections of the CCTV unit?

Any thoughts or pointers would be gratefully received.

Chris
 

Sebi

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If this recorder have an IR remote controller, You can build a repeater with two wires, without relays.
 

Gritty

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Unfortunately the recorder does not have an IR controller. It is a digital recorder by the way, not a VCR.
 

Sebi

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If You can leave one button, also possible solution for remote control the DTMF via two wires. I recommend optocouplers instead of relays.
 

Gritty

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:wink: Ahh. How does it help if I lose a button? Have you got any further information...this is very useful.
 
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