I posted yesterday that good progress was being made with the Home Automation but today it took a turn in a different direction. Tomorrow we have a Yale Keyfree Connected lock installed onto our front door. This lock is z-wave compatible and so it is controllable via my z-wave controller. My controller is openHAB with … Continue reading Home Automation is not easy right now
After moving house it has taken me a while to get my act together to make progress on the Home Automation but today I had a breakthrough. Today, for the first time, I managed to get openHAB to talk to and control a z-wave mains socket switch. openHAB was alreay picking up the Open Energy … Continue reading Finally making progress on the Home Automation
This are going pretty well here at Churchley Buswell Villas but not all plain sailing though. I am pleased to report that we are completely out of boxes. Everything is stored somewhere even if not in its final resting place. At least most things are not findable. We have a number of major projects we … Continue reading New House – Two Months In
Just a quick high-level diagram of my Open Energy Monitor. Pretty much as standard except that my openHAB MQTT broker subscribes to the emonBase MQTT broker as a bridge, subscribing to the emonhub/# topics.
The article header image is courtesy of Open Energy Monitor – why not check them out as this is one of the main components in my Home Automation and Power Management System. http://openenergymonitor.org/emon/ Just a quick update on this week’s progress on the Home Automation and Power Management System (HAPMaS). Progress is going well. There have … Continue reading Home Automation – Good Progress This Week
Following trials today of the emonTH prototype (see previous post) it is clear that I have a lot of 433MHz traffic. This isn’t at all surprising as we have a lot of wireless devices including a Davies Weather Station which uses that frequency quite heavily. In fact, it was a close call to get 433MHz … Continue reading Home Automation – STOP PRESS!
So far I have outlined the basic strategy I plan to take regarding building a HAPMaS (Home Automation and Power Management System). Now it is time to get down to actually build something. In my Open Energy Monitor so far I have: an emonBase (Raspberry Pi and RFM69CW). This takes in data from the sensor … Continue reading OpenHAB and Open Energy Monitor – emonTH Prototype
Here is a good primer on mqtt… in case, like me before today, you had never heard of it!
Today has been a bit of a major step forward as far as integrating the various components go with the Home Automation and Power Management System or HAPMaS. MQTT is a way to send short messages between components. It is lightweight, quick, efficient. What’s more, it is a centralised messaging system that is independent from any … Continue reading openHAB and MQTT
In the last post I outlined the broad strategy I am taking in the design of my Home Automation and Power Management System (HAPMaS) which has led me to try to integrate Open Energy Monitor and openHAB. I want to keep the two systems apart as much as possible as that will make maintenance easier … Continue reading OpenHAB and Open Energy Monitor – Part 2