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Notable OpenSource Projects

Complete, self-hosted home automation systems with frontend, suitable for end users. At least a year in active development, at least 200 commits, at least 200 stars.

Related awesome lists:

Notable Commercial Systems

Revolv

Was a $300 hub, offering a "lifetime subscription".

Acquired by Nest (Google subsidiary) in October 2014. In April 2016, Nest announced that Revolv Hub will cease to operate on May 15, 2016. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nest_Labs#Intentional_disabling_of_hardware_devices

SmartThings

Uses Groovy language for (custom) components.

Vera

Since at least 2008.

Uses Lua, open development support, community ecosystem.

Wink

  • Founded in 2014 as a spin-off from invention incubator Quirky.
  • After Quirky went through bankruptcy proceedings, it sold Wink to Flex in 2015.
  • In July 2017, Flex sold Wink to i.am+ for $38.7M.

Home Automation Services

Voice Assistants

Previously, government and mob had to break into your house to install bugs. Now you can pay a small amount of money and install yourself bugs which allow 3rd parties to eavesdrop on you.

  • Apple Siri
  • Amazon Alexa
  • Google Assistant

OpenSource services promising no eavesdropping (please keep in mind that for some of these projects, "OpenSource" is just a marketing bait):

Video Surveillance

Many services tout "P2P" in video surveillance, to allow your smartphone to connect to your camera - when you're in your home or on another side of the world. That's oxymoron of course, there's nothing "point-to-point" in how it's implemented. Both your camera and smarphone connect to faraway 3rd-party cloud server (this happens even if both in the same home network, 5 meters one from another). All video goes via (and thus to) 3rd party of course.

Mirai Botnet was/is a botnet mostly consisting of video cameras controlled by 3rd party.

Related/useful Services and Software

Dashboards

One of the basic tasks of Home Automation is visualization and control. Dashboards is a basic way to do that. Dashboard is usually included into "full stack" HA systems, but what if you don't like it or need a custom one? Note that majority of systems below offer visualization only (no control).

Floor Plans

A step above and beyond dashboards is visualizing what happens where on the actual floorplan of your home.


Compiled, maintained, content (c) 2017-2018 Paul Sokolovsky

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