5 open source tools to automate your home

House connected to devices

With IPv6, the IoT or l Internet of things, now more and more devices will be connected, from vehicles, appliances, wearables, toys, homes, etc. And this new vein must be taken advantage of. With this new technology that will provide many more available IPs and gradually replacing IPv4, home automation is in luck and in this article we will present 5 open source elements for your home.

These five tools they will allow you to automate tasks around your home to make your life more comfortable, just as home automation intends. Remotely control lighting systems, air conditioning, security cameras, reduce energy consumption, provide a security system, or control the irrigation of your garden or cleaning of your environment may be possible with the new gadgets.

Being open source applications, you will be more confident about what to do with your household data and information, something that is always welcome. Some projects based on open source are already being made using devices such as the Raspberry Pi or using the OpenDomo project, thus guaranteeing freedom, but we also want to provide these home automation complements from LxA:

  • horns: It is designed to automate complete household tasks, with touch interface, web apps, native applications for iOS and Android, as well as for Linux.
  • Domotics: is an automation system with support for different devices such as remote controls, weather stations, smoke detectors, etc. Designed in HTML5 and accessible from web browsers and even optimized to be lightweight and to be able to run even on systems like the Rapsberry Pi.
  • HomeAssistant: It is another open platform that can be implemented on almost any platform on which Python 3 can be installed, the basis for its operation.
  • OpenHAB: It is the shorthand for Open Home Automation Bus, and it is well known. It has a large community behind it and allows you to use a large number of compatible devices. It is written in Java and allows you to even design your own user interface for your home system.
  • Open Motics:  Home automation system that has both hardware and open software, created to provide a complete system for attaching third-party devices through wiring, simplifying this work.

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