Let’s start with the first post about home automation. I’m pretty happy with my current home automation setup. In this post I would like to share my current setup as on June 2019. This will be a endless work in progress posts, updated with links to more in depth articles.
Before we start with home automation I want to make you aware of following statement.
You will get no compliments or praises for your Home Automation, the best recognition you will get are the complaints when it is not working.
My home automation history
For the last eight years I’ve been busy improving with home automations, also called domotica. The time that I invest divers strongly per period, sometimes I don’t do anything for months, and then I find a new technology and I go all in with my spare time. In these years a lot of I’ve used a lot of different technologies, brands and platforms for my smart home.
I recently switched from Domoticz to OpenHab as my main home automation platform. Domoticz has always worked perfect for me, the reason for me to change was mainly to try something new. I really like working with OpenHab, but the learning curve is steep and it a more technical oriented solution. So if you don’t have a technical background or you’re new to home automation I would advise you to start with Domoticz or Homey (no personal experience with Homey).