Home Automation – Domoticz and Sonoff Mini

Since my earlier articles on establishing my home automation system (starting here), I have been looking for a retrofit solution to automate to my outside porch light. This light is turned on at dusk and off late in the evening to illuminate what would otherwise be a very dark front door.

Recently, using a Sonoff Mini, I was finally able to put this light on an automated timer managed by my Domoticz system.

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Domoticz and ESPEasy – playing nice together

As soon as I completed the basics of my home automation system using Sonoff S20 switches reflashed with ESPEasy, it became clear that there were some shortcomings in the management the http based comms between Domoticz and the ESPEasy during a communications failure.

Here’s how I worked out and implemented an acceptable solution for the problem.

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Home Automation and The Internet of Things – Controlling

In the previous part we finalised the configurations for the IoT ESPEasy devices to give local control capability. In this  instalment we complete the configuration that enables our devices to create an integrated home automation system.

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