I've recently launched an app that has been featured on several blogs already.
We're now looking for valuable users that could test the app and provide us feedback on the usability and maybe suggestions on what to integrate next.
Any chance you can help?
Here's the link to the iOS app ----> https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/gideon-smart-home/id1118677573?mt=8
Here's the link to the Android app -----> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobile.alfred.com.alfredmobile&hl=en_GB
The app already works with 20+ brands and a few hundred devices. Wink compatible and soon we'll start a beta test for Smart Things.
Just thought I would kick off with a brief description of my system.
I have elected to go with a wireless 433 MHz system.
Hardware: Raspberry Pi Mod B.
Transceiver: RFXCom RFXTRX433 (USB connected to the Pi, placed in the attic) www.rfx.com
Software:- Domoticz. Great piece of Open Source that runs on Windows and Linux (including Synology etc) www.domoticz.com
Field Equipment:- Lightwaverf light switches, dimmers, relays and PIRs, Oregon Scientific temperature and humidity sensors, Homeeasy power sockets.
Also with the aid of a plug-in, my XBMC (media centre) controls the lighting in my TV Room. (Dim to % on Play, etc.)
The Domoticz Devs have also done a ton of work with Open Zwave, although I don't use that, ... Yet.
Anyway that's a bit about my system, it really works well, and it's pretty resilient too.
I am trying to make my own automated lighting system using a raspberry pi and an arduino board. I want to use a wireless technology which is fast and reliable, to control my lighting. I have been experimenting around with zigbee technology, but I am sure there are many other options available in the market. Which is the best option for home automation systems, and why?