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openHAB

"empowering the smart home" - vendor and technology agnostic open source home automation

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Avg rating of 4.7 (11)| 25 comments

What is openHAB?

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. On top of the unified abstraction layer all connected devices are available for the overarching automation rule engines and different user interfaces.

SUPPORTED PRODUCTS

Over 200 specific add-ons provide support for brands, devices, technologies and communication protocols. Examples are Z-Wave, Philips Hue, Amazon Echo, Chromecast and Sonos. Discover all available add-ons and supported devices and/or functions at: http://docs.openhab.org/addons/bindings.html

• Home Automation Solutions: Z-Wave, EnOcean, Netatmo, Homematic, Insteon, ... • Lighting: Philips Hue, Ikea Trådfri, LIFX, Lutron, Milight, ... • Heating: Max!, Nest, Vitotronic, Heatmiser, ... • Home Entertainment: Samsung TV, LG TV, Sonos, Pioneer AVR, Squeezebox, Kodi, Plex, ... • Security: ZoneMinder, DSC, ... • Open Protocols: HTTP, TCP/UDP, MQTT, Serial, ... • Special UseCases: Minecraft, Tesla Car, Weather Services, ... • ...

OPEN SOURCE COMMUNITY

The openHAB open source initiative strongly supports its vibrant community. The forum with over 13,000 registered users is a place to find guidance, help and inspiration. Join the openHAB community forum over at https://community.openhab.org

OPENHAB FOUNDATION

The openHAB Foundation e.V. is a nonprofit organization with the mission to educate the public about the possibilities and benefits of free and open smart home solutions. Learn about the mission and the services of the foundation under http://www.openhabfoundation.org

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openHAB Screenshots

openHAB 2.0 Basic UI showing a simple demo setup
openHAB 2.0 full grown example of a Basic UI configuration
openHAB 2.0 feature rich HABPanel example
openHAB 2.0 Paper UI administrative user interface
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openHAB information

  • Developed byopenHAB Foundation e.V.
  • LicensingOpen Source and Free product.
  • RatingAverage rating of 4.7 (11 ratings)
  • Alternatives51 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English
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  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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thdietrich86
  
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I had my fair share of endeavors with closed and open home automation solutions and this one really hit it off. openHAB is an amazingly flexible center for your smart home, regardless if you are playing around with ESP8266's or driving a whole KNX installation. It's open source and the almost 200 add-ons can talk to nearly everything out there, from Z-Wave over Alexa and IFTTT, your Tesla car and up to whatever you get onto MQTT. One warning though: "With great power comes great responsibility" ;) openHAB is not a point and shoot adventure. Setting up your SmartHome takes a few minutes but it's totally worth it! Happy Hacking ;)

[Edited by thdietrich86, July 11]

[Edited by thdietrich86, July 11]

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rperales
  
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Running it on raspbian, powerful and easy to use! Well maintained and free cloud service w/iOS and Android apps.

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A very stable open-source, privacy-friendly Home Automation platform that supports a large number of devices and manufacturers and provided many languages, e.g. JS, Ruby, for automation.

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I love openHAB because of it‘s wide variety of supported devices and manufacturers, the high number of different automation engines (JavaScript, Blockly, UI, Python etc.) and the stability and performance. The UI is one of the most adjustable UIs I’ve seen so far, with some web frontend development knowledge you can build most things you think of.

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I like openHAB because it's open and great

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Brings together nearly any smarthome system on the market, e.g. KNX, Tasmota, various smart devices such as TVs, under one system. Finally a way to automate across technologies.

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it's flexible and supports a lot of devices

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