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Home Automation

In this category, you will find many articles to help you start well in home automation but also exploit the full potential of your system. The second purpose of these articles is to allow everyone to make your own DIY connected accessories or objects and integrate open source software most used. You will find tutorials on Domoticz, Jeedom, OpenHAB, Home Wizard of Raspberry Pi and Docker. Many technologies are discussed to allow everyone to find the solution corresponding to the developed project: ESP8266, MySensors, MQTT, RFLink, Homebridge to operate devices from iOS.

Install Jeedom v3 from the installation script on Raspberry Pi 3 (or Linux Debian 8 PC)

Since switching to version 3 of Jeedom, the image of the SD card of the home automation server is no longer available for download. Jeedom now installs on any Linux distribution based on Debian 8 using a script (like Domoticz for that matter). It will be possible to create a …

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Include ESP8266 + DHT22 + Homie MQTT IoT in Home Assistant (HASS)

After introducing the Homie library in the two previous articles (well starting with Homie, programming principle), it is time to move on to a complete example of application. In this tutorial we will learn how to include a temperature probe in the home wizard Home Assistant developed based on an …

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Integrate Arduino / ESP8266 + Blynk IoT to iOS with Homebridge and HomeKit

Blynk consists of a server and an application for iOS. If you have your own Blynk private server (read this article to learn how), you can make your connected objects developed using Blynk accessible from the internet without having to expose your hardware to the internet through the Homebridge project. …

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Raspberry Pi Zero W and Node-RED MQTT Surveillance Camera for Home Assistant

Since version 1.3, the Raspberry Pi Zero has a camera connector on which the 8MP camera of the Raspberry Pi can be connected by means of an adapter. Home Assistant supports many cameras. In this project, we will be manufacturing – very quickly – a mini surveillance camera using Node-RED. …

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