OpenMQTTGateway project goal is to concentrate in one gateway different technologies, decreasing by the way the number of proprietary gateways needed, and hiding the different technologies singularity behind a simple & wide spread communication protocol; MQTT.
OpenMQTTGateway support very mature technologies like basic 433mhz/315mhz protocols & infrared (IR) so as to make your old dumb devices "smart" and avoid you to throw then away. These devices have also the advantages of having a lower cost compared to Zwave or more sophisticated protocols. OMG support also up to date technologies like Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) or LORA.
To have an overview of the supported PIR, door, water, smoke sensors, sirens, rings, beacons, switchs & weather stations you can take a look to the compatible devices list
With MQTT you can connect the compatible software you want, it can be an home automation controller (OpenHAB, Home Assistant, Jeedom, FHEM, Domoticz...) or another software like Node-Red.
# Use cases
With OpenMQTTGateway and a controller you can for example:
- Monitor your garden with a Mi Flora sensor and control an irrigation valve depending on the soil moisture,
- Trigger a fan depending on the temperature and humidity thanks to a Mi Jia sensor,
- Alert yourself by a controller notification if the temperature of your fridge is too high,
- Detect your beacon/smartwatch so as to trigger a special scenario when you come home,
- Detect opened door or windows and alert yourself when leaving home
- Detect water leakage or smoke
- Actionate a siren if something is going wrong The limit is your imagination 😀
Behind the scene you will find functionnalities dedicated to gateways like:
- Simple and lite API
- Strong integrations with libraries used
- Signal forward/repeat
- First configuration with web portal
- Whitelist & Blacklist management
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