Ad blocker interference detected!
Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers.
Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.
Welcome to the Wikia on Home Automation. Our aim is to be the ultimate knowledge base on everything related to home automation. We hope to cover everything from lighting to audio to voice controls in systems simple enough for do-it-yourselfers and complex enough to require professional installation.
List of existing DIY projects Edit
|Freebus||Website is rather terrible. Originally written in German and then somewhat translated. Is based on EIB. Different modules exist to control stuff.|
|VSCP - Very simple control protocol||Rather complicated. Is event based. When something happens (e.g. a button is pressed), then this event is transmitted to ALL nodes. A lot of different hardware modules are supported.|
|Yakko||Protocol for communication between microcontrollers, intended for home automation. Atmega based. Last update nov 2007.|
|Templetronics||Custom hardware using AVR. Started but never completed.|
|Souliss Home Automation||Arduino based. See also their wiki. Have a communication layer to let modules communicate with each other, independent of the medium.|
|Open Remote||Seems to be something with which you can control a bunch of existing hardware systems.|
|IDOM||Seems to be nothing. Started but never got anywhere|
|Minerva||Seems to be only software. Not clear how they interface with e.g. X10 modules|
|Free Domotic||Software only. Not quite clear what it does exactly.|
|Nodo||Based on Arduino and RF communication using self-made shield|
|Mister House||Runs on PC uses Perl. Interface e.g. with X10 modules|
|Linuxguru||Seems to be dead. Runs on an ordinary PC, of which the interfaces are used directly to control appliances.|
|Open HAS||Seems to run on PC only. Website is very unclear.|
|Linux Home Automation||Home automation and control (HA) Software (source code and links mostly) for the home automation devices Insteon PowerLinc V2, CM11A, CM17 (Firecracker), LynX10, WM918, HCS II and CPUXA.|
|Open AMI|| Server runs on a small Linux version that can be put on different hardware, like adapted ethernet routers.
Interface with appliances is done through a small USB based board that they created.
|Home Automation Hub||Runs on modified router. Uses xAP|
|Caraca||CAN Remote Automation and Control with the AVR. Started in 2000. Only has a small I/O and IR board, and a interconnection board. Last SW update 2002.|
|xAP||Protocol only. IP based. Implementation for different programming languages available.|
|OpenHAB||Open source based home automation server supporting various protocols. Seems to have quite an active developer support.|
List of commercial systems Edit
|Velbus||Intelligent modules communicating over a CAN-bus.|
|On-Off||Small cheap modules that connect to each other using a pinheader. Only few modules available.|
|IPBuilding||Home and Building Automation. Domotics over IP.|
|Clipsal C-Bus||Extensive DIN module based system with wired and wireless integrated systems. Leading automation system in Australia.|
|Square D - C-Bus||A whole range of commercial and home building automation products but also incorporating C-Bus equipment|
|Niko Home Control||Follow-up of the Nikobus system|
|Home Automation Inc||Since 1985. Has control, security, energy management systems. With modern interfaces including smartphones. See also this review.|
|Control4||Home theatre, lighting, temperature, security, ... See also this review.|
|Prodigy||Lighting, climate and a/v control. See also this review.|
|QBus||Modules communicating over a 2-wire bus. Light switch modules for Niko, BTcino and CJC.|
|DuoTecno||A LOT of different DIN-rail modules and stylish touch-buttons for in the house.|
|B-Logicx||Din rail modules. Input modules to mount in your light switches.|
|Domintell||DIN-rail modules and stylish pushbuttons and touchscreens.|
|Gira||A lot of user interface modules and sensor modules. Send commands on KNX/EIB system.|
|Dobiss||DIN-rail modules on bus system, with interface to pushbuttons on a separate bus.|
DIN-rail modules. Small modules for in your light switches. All on a bus system.
|ISY||ISY is the most reliable, low cost, and autonomous home/building automation and energy management system supporting off the shelf communicating devices.|
List of personal home automation projects Edit
Websites where people describe how they automated their home, either using DIY hardware or commercial systems.
|The Nolen's Automated Home||Using a Homerunner as controller, and using X10, wifi, Ethernet for lots of stuff.|
|Agave Home Automation||Agave is a new android app that uses the ISY controller for Insteon and zwave automation|