>> OPENMOTICS - OPEN SOURCE HOME AUTOMATION
It isn't often that
is a reliable news source for IoT, but sometimes you get surprised.
is a modern, open source home automation suite that integrates detailed power
management, multi-zone heating, automated actions and sensory input. Unlike
other home automation systems that are designed to be purchased off the shelf
and plugged into power sockets; the hardware is DIN rail modules that would
integrate into the fuse box directly.
Each module has a specific purpose: receive input, toggle electrical circuits,
control external dimmers, etc. The different modules are interconnected by a
The gateway is the brains of the system containing two different
systems inside: The master controller (Microchip
18F67J11 controller board)
and the gateway controller (Linux based
Beagle Bone Black).
The master controller houses all different home automation functions
(Lights, outputs, stores, temperature/humidity/brightness, thermostats,
intelligent functions etc) where the gateway controller will take care
of the secure communication to the cloud including which allows full
control and programming from everywhere in the world.
I particularly like the method of integration for the controllers - it
is seamless and out of sight. An added bonus is the fact it seems to have
a solid architecture and is open source which is great for tinkerers like
myself, to know how the system works but also for making customizations.
The offer hardware pre-built on their
which would be recommended as opposed to building them yourself - remember
this is a system that will connect directly into your power grid. Of
course; you should also hire a certified electrician to refit your
existing fuse box.
I may personally consider this for the house that is currently being built
in Margaret River.