Conor Schaefer on 15 Jul 2013 06:25:36 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Home automation


While I don't have any hands-on experience, I recommend you check out the Ninja Blocks project. It's all open hardware and software for home automation, with a REST API, and libraries inÂPython, Ruby, Node.js, and PHP.Â

I don't know how well it plays with strange devices, but the REST API is a huge leg up for hacking projects.

On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:17 AM, Julien Vehent <> wrote:
Hi everyone,

I'm looking into building a home automation system, with surveillance sensors and temperature control. I found Bruce Momjian's presentation that has some interesting links: has a lot of different equipments:
Â* the AirSight Wireless IP cameras are rather cheap compared to the competition. Does anyone on the list have experience with them ?
Â* The whole security systems at $150 is also super cheap compared to what I've seen (usually around $1000 + monthly fee)
Â* They have transceivers and thermostat systems, but I'm not sure what would work with Linux, and how.
Â* I couldn't find good sensors for temperature and humidity. Anyone has good references for that?

I would like to control the cameras and thermostats from a linux box inside the house, with open source software, and use the internet connection to forward me alerts. The alarm system can be autonomous and bypass the linux server. I am not particularly interested in controlling the coffee machine and the lights. For now :)

Anyone has experience building such a system ?


Julien Vehent
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