Remote control made easy...

A project log for Home automation using RF mesh network and arduino

Creating home automation sensors and controllers that can be used around the house forming a mesh network for communication

LewisLewis 01/31/2016 at 13:330 Comments

While this project is about Home Automation I would still like to control everything from one simple and easy to use interface.

The main problem is that with all the different brands of equipment, come different smart phone apps or remote controls and even different protocols. The key is to have a system that takes care of everything from one place. Once everything can be controlled centrally then the home automation can take shape.

I have chosen openHAB to control everything for a few reasons:

There is of course a downside to it as well:

Without spending thousands on a professionally installed system, I still believe that this is one of the best ways of controlling your home using different products. It is also very flexible with all the different systems and communication methods that exist.