Home automation or home monitoring and alarms in the event of “problems” using openHAB.

I have been working with openHAB since about 2017. Before that I used FHEM a little bit, which I had installed on the Fritzbox. In the beginning, I only controlled the HomeMatic heating thermostats with openHAB, which of course would also have been possible without openHAB. But soon I programmed other functions, the first gimmick was to switch off the heating in the living room later in case the TV was still on. In order to save heating costs, window and door sensors were added. Since I already had a CUL stick from the old FHEM days for the classic S300TH temperature/humidity sensors, I bought an almost antique weather station that uses the same CUL mechanism. Just a brief outline of the history of my installation, maybe I will describe this in a little more detail in the future.

Here on this page and its sub-pages everything will be about the current and possibly past hardware and software configuration of my installation. At least as far as it should be interesting for others, because with a powerful tool like openHAB, the devil is often in the details. Because of this you have to rely on impressions, howtos and information from the Internet, like I also do. ;-)

At the moment everything here is still under construction, of course, the content has to be created gradually. For the sake of simplicity, I will create most of the content as blog posts and create a link list with the posts here.

There is currently a hardware list, because a lot has accumulated here at my place over time. This is basically the reason why I took a closer look at openHAB at the beginning and stayed with it. Because you can combine everything with everything and that’s why it works so well because there are bindings for almost everything.

I’ve even saved a few configuration files and more in the form of a public GIT repository.

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