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.

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Use the plugins on Domoticz. Manual installation or via Python Plugin Manager

Domoticz now has a plugin management system developed in Python like most other Open Source home automation servers (Home Assistant, OpenHAB). Launched timidly ...

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#Hack of Sonoff S26 WiFi smart plug, Tasmota firmware installation

The Sonoff S26 WiFi smart plug is an upgraded version of the S20. More compact, it is especially certified CE and FCC which for me is essential for electrical ...

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CloudMQTT test, free online MQTT broker. Control Domoticz with the JSON API

cloudMQTT is a free online MQTT broker for 5 simultaneous connections. In this tutorial, we will take the opportunity to use cloudMQTT to control a Domoticz ...

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Securing Domoticz with Let’s Encrypt certificate, access from HTTPS internet

If you want to be able to access your Domoticz server outside your home in a secure way, it's best to install a Let's Encrypt certificate (or equivalent) ...

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Xiaomi Mijia Honeywell Smoke Detector Test with Domoticz, Emergency Notification with PushOver

In the previous article, we saw how to easily integrate Xiaomi Aqara accessories under Domoticz with Node-RED using the Zigbee sniffer of Zigbee2MQTT projects. ...

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Xiaomi Aqara now compatible with Apple Homekit, new Vibration Sensor and Honeywell Natural Gas Detector

The Aqara products becomes officially compatible with Apple's Homekit home automation solution. Two new sensors come to enlarge the Xiaomi Aqara family. First ...

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#Test Zigbee2MQTT gateway. Part 2, include Xiaomi Aqara or Mijia accessories to Domoticz with Node-RED [update]

We will see how to integrate Xiaomi Aqara or Mijia accessories without needing the official gateway to a Domoticz server. In the previous post, we were able to ...

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#Test Zigbee2MQTT project, hack of the Xiaomo Aqara Smart Home Gateway. Part 1: assembly, demo with Node-RED, 3D printed case [update]

The Zigbee2mqtt project that allows you to build a home automation bridge using a Texas Instrument Zigbee CC2531 sniffer. It is a project equivalent to the ...

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Gateway RFLink with RobotDyn Arduino Mega 2560 Pro Mini and 3D printed case

For this new project we will go a little further and make a case by 3D printing. We will stay on the 433MHz frequency by integrating a Superheterodyne KSA6 ...

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Weather station with ePaper display (Dashboard) for Jeedom on Raspberry Pi (via the JSON RPC API)

Last week, we were able to test the 2.7-inch ePaper (eInk) screen from Chinese manufacturer Waveshare. We did not go very far in the presentation. I needed ...

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ESP32 MicroPython project with several DS18B20 probes, publish the measurements to Domoticz using the HTTP JSON API

After several articles to present the principles of MicroPython on ESP8266 and ESP32 development board, it's time to get down to business. I propose to take ...

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ESP8266 + DHT22 + MQTT: make a connected object IoT and include it in Home Assistant

ESP8266 + DHT22 + MQTT, here's how we will learn how to make our first connected object (a temperature probe) and connect it to the Home Assistant server. To ...

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