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
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
Home simple remote managed sockets
Home simple light fittings
Home simple PIR
X10 RF 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 Fora! 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 novamente pode modificar rapidamente uma mensagem de push.
A UPS faz uma excelente tarefa de lidar com pequenas quedas de energia, bem como um relata quando a energia é perdida e trazida de volta a dados de log enquanto o outro protege a sinologia.
Implementei uma página de condição HTML estática fácil para salvar o requisito de fazer login no Domoticz quando tudo o que desejo fazer é inspecionar fotos recentes de entrada de automóveis ou inspecionar um sensor.
Então o que vem depois?
Posso substituir o Esxi Hold por um novo servidor de baixa potência executando o Ubuntu nativamente para simplificar as coisas
Modifique o script para desligar as bombas em vez de apenas me contar sobre elas!
Olhe no Node.js, bem como assamas (graças ao meu bom amigo, bem como ao associado Brian B. pela orientação aqui)
Implementar o sensor binário de Fibaro com sensores de feixe / quebra na unidade, pois o pir pode encontrar falsamente o movimento
Obtenha o Aeon Labs Pir trabalhando – com energia da bateria, não é confiável, então eu exigimento para vincular a um PSU
Implemente scripts no meu roteador para descobrir quando nossos telefones estão em casa e também vinculados à detecção de Wi -Fi – existência!
Integre a OWL Intuition-C-atualmente, posso gerenciar apenas através do aplicativo ou site da OWL
Da mesma forma, comecei a brincar com os gadgets de farol de baixa energia Bluetooth para encontrar a existência, por exemplo Coloque um no carro
Use Sonos Play 1 para notificações
Implementar o Blinkstick para notificações
Talvez faça utilizar o Raspberry Pi e a câmera
Em uma nota final, gostaria de declarar graças aos indivíduos do Fórum Domoticz, bem como a outros recursos da Web diferentes para tornar isso tudo possível.
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