My Automated Home: Domoticz Powered open source wise house

Our newest “My Automated Home” story comes from Ian Gardner as well as his Domoticz powered wise home.

My house automation journey started around 12 years back with a single PC running Fedora Linux, motion and a single USB webcam viewing over my driveway.

It was all thanks to a good friend as well as work associate (Steve L) who influenced me to provide everything a try.

Over time I played with X10, utilized an original RFXCom receiver with xpl-perl as well as experimented with different HomeEasy devices. Over the years my configuration has altered as well as developed and currently appears like this…

HP N36L Microserver running VMWare ESXi (The heart of the system)

Several multi-purpose online machines running Ubuntu 14.04LTS

VM running Domoticz as well as OpenZwave

USB RFXCom (433MHz)

USB connection from Cyberpower UPS

USB noise Card with USB powered speakers for notifications

USB Aeotec Z-wave controller

Philips Hue Controller

5x Philips Hue Lux bulbs

Philips Hue Bloom lamp

Owl Intuition Controller

Owl Intuition-C – utilized to manage my heating – I don’t bother controlling hot water

Owl CM180 power clamp as well as display

Billion Bipac 7800DXL router, different switches, powerline AV adapters

Trendnet IP310TV cameras for safety and security (PoE)

Synology Diskstation DS115j (for CCTV archive footage)

Another Cyberpower UPS for the cameras

Z-wave Devices

Fibaro FMSS001 PIR

Aeotec Multisensor (not currently in use)

Fibaro FGSS101 Smoke Alarm

TKB SM103 Door Sensor (detect when front door is opened)

Vision ZD2102 Door Sensor wired as a doorbell

Fibaro Binary Sensor (later utilize planned)

TKB TZ88E energy measuring power sockets

RFX controlled/detected devices

Oregon scientific Themo/Humidity sensors

Oregon scientific rain Gauge

Oregon scientific Anemometer

Byron PIRs

Home simple remote managed sockets

Home simple light fittings

Home simple PIR


LightwaveRF Remote Controls

LightwaveRF mood Switches

Energenie LAN Power Strip

Wunderground to improve regional weather condition information

Sonos Play 1 – a relatively new addition as well as excellent device!

Obi 110 VOIP Adaptor – this enables me to get phone call history from my landline from a website as well as more…


Logitech harmony Hub/Remote

Raspberry Pi as well as Camera

Parts of the system have shown some genuine benefits as well as proven the “business case”:

Being off-the-sewage-grid (septic tank) I have a rather costly pumping station as well as although the heavy cast iron pumps can last years, one just recently burnt out.

I saw a sustained 1.2kW boost in home power usage as reported by the Owl CM180 which I traced to be one of the pumps however there was bit I might do to avoid its eventual demise – it’s thermal cut out didn’t save it as well as then bang.

So after costs £800 on a new pump I chose to invest £35 in a Z-wave power metering socket (TKB TZ88E) which instantaneously shows any type of modification in power usage i.e. when the pump is running –  if the pump stays active for longer than 1 minute an email alert (I mean to modification to a push notification) is sent as well as I can remotely switch it off as well as examine the problem (e.g. a stuck float switch) decreasing the danger of one more £800 shedアウト! I might likewise script it to power down however I will do that one more day…

Some people on the Domoticz forum cautioned that high power gadgets like pumps can overload such sockets however after numerous months of quite much everyday on/offs I have had no problems at all.  I selected the plug-in 13amp choice as I wished to be able to quickly eliminate it later.  I likewise utilize TZ88E’s somewhere else on a lamp as well as the TV/AV kit.

As well as remote power control, temperature sensing, etc. I utilize my configuration for the following:

The Trendnet IP cameras take excellent high quality 3MP snapshots when movement is detected on the driveway (Byron PIR) or when the doorbell is pressed.  While these IP cameras have built-in movement detection as well as constant recording to the NAS it is really helpful to get the notifications offered from the PIRs.  This is all triggered by a Domoticz lua script which in turn phone calls a shell script to get the snapshots.

The doorbell push plays an mp3 as well as sends a push message to my iPhone.

Philips shade is now offering my safety and security illumination while I likewise utilize a LightwaveRF mood controller to switch them on as well as off through Domoticz.

The Domoticz VM plays a dog-bark.mp3 on the USB noise card when movement is detected on the driveway – helpful to understand when organized or unplanned visitors arrive!

Related to the above I have a shell script that checks if home power usage is high soon before going to bed i.e. indicating a high power gadget has been left on  – right here I play an mp3 data as a cautioning however oNCEは、プッシュメッセージにすばやく変更される可能性があります。







PIRがモーションを誤って見つけることができるため、ドライブにビーム /ブレークセンサーを備えたFibaroバイナリセンサーを実装する

イオンラボPIRの動作を取得 – バッテリーの電源では信頼できないので、私はPSUにリンクする必要があります

私のルーターにスクリプトを実装して、携帯電話がいつ家であるかを発見し、wifiにリンクしている – 存在検出!

Owl Intuition-Cを統合する – 現在、私はOWLアプリケーションまたはウェブサイトを通じてのみ管理できます

同様に、Bluetooth Low Energyビーコンガジェットで遊び始め、存在を見つけました。車に1つ置きます

通知にはSonos Play 1を使用します




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