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
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
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
Now that Open Energy Monitor is up and running I need to decide on what hardware/software I shall use for the Home Automation aspects of the HAPMaS (Home Automation & Power Management System). Currently under consideration: Hardware Arduino – the Arduino concept is Open Source and so very extensible and there is a lot of … Continue reading OpenHAB and Open Energy Monitor – Part 1
It is a well-known saying – no pain, no gain. Never has it been more true then over the past couple of days when I have been assembling and installing a simple Open Energy Monitor. I should have known from the start that it wouldn’t be as easy as it looked. Open Energy Monitor is … Continue reading Open Energy Monitor – No Pain, No Gain