This is a nice example of the IoT, Internet of Things.
Like you can turn on your Internet-linked coffeemachine at home from an app on your phone , you should be able to turn the machine on and off with an app if thas an IoT-enabled switch. Be sure it can't be hacked!
All you have to do: install such a switch, and write such app.
Hello, I'm not too tech savvy but had an idea that I wanted to further research and possibly work on that would help out my company in so many ways.
Basically I was wondering if it's possible to use your smartphone as a wireless button, that can control some sort of on-off switch from long distance, maybe 500ft-1000ft? Maybe if the smartphone itself doesn't have that sort of range, is there something I can just plug into the smartphone that will give it a stronger signal?
So as an example, if I have a piece of machinery, the machinery itself will have a start-stop button on the machinery itself. I would like to add a wireless switch to that machinery that can hopefully be controlled from your phone. If the phone doesn't work, maybe just a remote that someone can have on hand. But the idea of using the phone is what I was really hoping for! I sort of need the distance to be able to handle 500ft - 1000ft, roughly around there.
I don't think wifi or bluetooth can handle more than a couple hundred feet? Maybe I'm wrong, but was wondering what might be able to. I know walki talkies can go thousands of feet using signals, not sure if that sort of technology can be used for a simple on-off switch.