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Do You Do Home Automation? Join Us!

n_develop profile image Lars Richter ・1 min read

A lot of developers like tinkering with all sorts of tech. And if you own, build or rent a house or an apartment, home automation is a cool area to discover and play with.

But home automation can be frustrating as well. Which system should I choose? Should I go with an open-source system like Home Assistant? Or maybe with something like Philips Hue? Where do I start? Lighting? Heating? Cameras? Door locks?

But even if you found a system to go with, there will be hurdles. I mean, it's tech, isn't it? πŸ˜‰ And that's where a community would be awesome. Asking questions. Giving advice to others. That's what we are here for. And Ben created a special (of course Forem-powered) community for everything related to technology in your home.

Join Hometechnica

It's not just about home automation. There is much more. Here is the "tagline" of Hometechnica.

Homebuilding in the age of automation, privacy, security, and alternative energy. Gadgets, ideas, and community.

If you are interested in any of these topics, come join us over there.

It will be fun. I promise. πŸ˜„

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cermitio profile image

Yeah, I am controlling almost all the processes at home with the help of my smartphone: the light, the door lock and so on. I also can controll my security system and move the cctv cameras from my phone. That is awesome, as I think

s0bacc profile image

I try to make my home as automated as possible. Maybe the smart home system is very common today and this made me start upgrading? I give in to trends. It can't be helped. So I recently started looking for new smart devices for my home and came across security systems, among other things. You can read more about, if you are suddenly interested. I am currently thinking about installing leak sensors and water shut-off when the sensor is triggered. It will also be cool to make a backup power supply for the house.

hey_trey profile image

Yeah, that is great and so convenient to use totally automatic smart home systems. Once, I will create it in my house too