Raspberry Pi domotics system

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  • I had a raspberry pi laying around the house I hadn't used for a couple of months, due to the fact that it isn't strong enough to play super high quality resolution movies.
    The new raspberry pi fixes this problem, but I thought I could use the old one for a domotics system.

    Thanks to this raspberry pi
    - I control all my lights
    - I get a notification if someone enters my house (Motion detection sensor) and the alarm is on
    - The electric blanket for my girlfriend automatically starts heating half an hour before she goes to bed
    - I discovered which lamps are using more power (replaced them already)
    - The lights turn on when it gets darker
    - ...

    What does a raspberry pi look like?
    This is just a mini computer:


    How do I control sockets?
    Through a Z-wave controlled socket, a Fibaro Wall Plug:


    This cannot only control your sockets, but also measures the amount of electricity that's being used.

    How do I detect motion, measure the temperature and measure the light strength?
    Thanks to a Fibaro motion sensor:


    How do I communicate with these devices?
    Through a mini 2nd generation Z-wave USB-controller, which I plug into
    my raspberry pi:


    On the memory card of the raspberry pi your can put a program called Domoticz.
    They even have a ready made package available for the raspberry pi.
    Just write it to your memory card and you're done, it's that simple. :)
    domoticz.com/

    What does the controlpanel look like if you open it through your
    browser?


    I started with Domoticz, but I switched to Pulse-Station, the new version of SynoZwave. This since it can also run on not only my raspberry pi, but also my Synology nas.

    Where did I buy all this?
    pulse-station.com
    After some research these turned out to be the cheapest. If they don't
    have something, you can just mail them and order it.

    What are the next steps?
    - I want to add a smoke detector and replace my thermostat for a smart one.
    This allows me to do control more devices, for example:


    The possibilities are endless.
    You can turn off lights at a distance if you forget about them.
    You can set notifications.
    I build an alarm with this (4 digit code)
    There is an app available (Dromotica or Imperihome)
    ...

    I definitely recommend it!
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    K.Rens
    Zaakvoerder DiMoWeb
    dimoweb.com

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