Home automation with a Raspberry Pi


ioBroker and the Raspberry Pi bring order to the jungle of smart home components from a wide variety of manufacturers. The very compactly programmed and at the same time well-thought-out software requires hardly any resources. Thanks to the many available adapters, it nevertheless unites numerous vendor-specific home automation devices under a unified interface. The only downer is the huge technical complexity of the program because of its feature set, which means a correspondingly steep learning curve for users, for which careful reading of the documentation is necessary.

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