Best network protocol for simple network

I am building a simple motion detector (PIR) network.

Each PIR device will send a single bit to the master controller which is an Intel Edison board.

The Intel Edison board has BTLE and Wifi.

I am thinking about connecting the PIR devices to an Arduino Pro Mini.

  1. What sort of network device should I use to get the bit to the Edison? Zigbee, ANT?

  2. Are there any networking devices that have a processor so I can eliminate the Pro Mini? PIR sends bit to the networking device which sends it on the Edison.

Thank you for your input.

Terrence

RFM12B are inexpensive and easy to interface under $10 per node
http://www.hackster.io/rayburne/hoperf-springs-eternal

Ray

  1. What sort of network device should I use to get the bit to the Edison? Zigbee, ANT?

What distance is between the sensors and the master? How many sensors do you plan to have in the network?

Burnette, thank you for the link.

Pylon I will only have about 3-5 sensors in each network. They are motion sensors in homes. So 20 - 50 feet between each other.

Thank you for your feedback.

They are motion sensors in homes. So 20 - 50 feet between each other.

That rules out the BTLE solution.

Do the sensors have a local power supply or do they run on batteries? I guess you have walls between the receiver and the sensors. What material are the walls (woods damps less than concrete)?

How far is the sensor with the biggest distance from the receiver (Eddison)?