OpenHAB supports a lot of different "bindings", i.e., Hardware and Protocol solutions implemented by different companies. I started my home automation project with the Homematic binding. There are two tutorials I follow (german only):
- Setup of Homematic binding in OpenHAB2
- Implement a heating control
The first one was really easy to follow and worked straight away. I had to restart the OpenHAB service, though, which wasn't mentioned in the documentation.
For the second tutorial I ordered the window sensor and the heating control as mentioned in the tutorial. They haven't arrived yet, so I will post again when they arrive.
I am currently looking into openHAB for a possible solution for our home automation. I do have an unused laptop that could easily be used for this.
What I would like to have control over:
- room temperature
- some lights
- smoke detectors
There are different devices manufactured by different companies for each of the above. So its a question of finding the best hardware.
All of this needs to be accessible via an app on my phone.
- notifications for alarms (smoke detectors)
- control stuff
Seems like all of the above is provided by openHAB combined with a VPN solution, which is great!
Updates on the selected hardware and the integration will be given here in the future, stay tuned!