Home Alternatives

    Home is described as 'With the new Home app, you can securely control all your Homekit accessories from your favorite iOS device. Have your iPhone turn off the lights. See who’s at the front door from your iPad. And even control things remotely with the help of Apple TV' and is an app in the Bitcoin & Cryptocurrency category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Home for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Android, Mac, Windows and iPhone. The best alternative is Home-Assistant.io, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Home are openHAB (Free, Open Source), Google Home (Free), ioBroker (Free, Open Source) and Domoticz (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 5, 2021

    1. Open-source and privacy-first home automation with an emphasis on local control and backed by a worldwide community. Runs on Raspberry Pi or local server.
    2. openHAB is a Java-based open-source home automation platform that integrates and combines a vast range of different smart home systems and technologies into one single solution.
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      • iPhone
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      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Google Chrome
      Formerly known as Google Cast, Home provides a control center to setup, manage and control Chromecast, and Google Home devices. CHROMECAST FEATURES • Easily browse trending and popular content from your Chromecast-enabled apps.
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      Google Home vs Home opinions
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    3. ioBroker is an integration platform for the Internet of Things, focused on Smart home, Building Automation, Smart Metering, Ambient Assisted Living, Process Automation, Visualization and Data Logging. It aims to be a possible replacement or extension for software like f.e.
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    4. Domoticz is a home automation system that lets you monitor and configure various devices like lights, switches, various sensors/meters like temperature, rain, wind, UV, electricity, gas, water and much more. Notifications/alerts can be sent to any mobile device.
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    5. Homebridge is a lightweight NodeJS server you can run on your network that emulates the iOS HomeKit API. It supports Plugins,community-contributed modules, that provide a basic bridge from HomeKit to various 3rd-party APIs of "smart home" devices.
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      • Windows
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      • Android
      • Android Tablet
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      • Self-Hosted
      HomeGenie, Home Automaton Server in the Internet Of Things era.
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    6. CyBear Jinni is smart home platform that let you control smart devices from different form factors with a single app by connecting a Hub in your home.
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    7. Gladys is an open-source program which runs on your Raspberry Pi or Docker. She integrates into your life, seamlessly communicating across your entire home network and your devices while checking your calendar. Based on NodeJS.
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    8. FHEM (TM) is a GPL'd perl server for house automation. It is used to automate some common tasks in the household like switching lamps / shutters / heating / etc. and to log events like temperature / humidity / power consumption.
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