openHAB is a home automation platform that is capable of integrating all types of systems into a single application in order to maintain our smart home comfortably and hassle-free. It includes more than 200 add-ons to support devices and technologies related to home automation manufactured by many different brands such as Philips Hue, Amazon eco, Z-Wave, Samsung, LG, and Chromecast to name just a few.
It runs on Linux, macOS, Windows, Raspberry Pi, and many more. Access it with apps for the web, iOS, Android, and many others. The app does not need the Cloud, although it is Cloud friendly.
Through an openHAB server and the app’s configuration, you can combine all your home automation into a single interface, and sector it by floor, area or room:
- Heating and air conditioning temperature control.
- Wi-Fi level.
- Light color and intensity.
- Control of the boiler.
- Raising and lowering the blinds.
- Synchronization with several SmartTV models.
- Automatic sprinklers.
- Closing or opening the garage door.
Also, the openHAB user community boasts a very active forum where you can ask for help and guidance when setting up any device in your home; you can also share thoughts with other users and ask for their opinion when trying to decide about what technology to purchase depending on your needs.