Home Pluginbridge "homebridge-mqttthing "

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Proconductor: arachnetech
Availability: At Git repositoryHub
Category: software
Type: plugin Homebridge
Implementation difficulties: medium / low
Card revision: 1.1

The plugin "homebridge-mqttthing"Is an add-on for Homebridge which allows us to add to our home automation all the main types of accessories available on domotics specifications Appthe HomeKits.

It is a "jolly" plugin, which, thanks to the use of proProtocol MQTT, to integrate into the profirst home automation Appthe elements control yourself (receiving) from MQTT messages and that check (publishing) in turn MQTT messages, abstracting in fact the management of domotics from controlled physical objects.

Client - Homebridge - MQTT Device

Moreover, through the use of software such as Node-RED it is possible to transform input and output (of various types, which exploit prodifferent tocolli) to and from devices not equipped with proMQTT tocollo in as many MQTT messages.

Client - Homebridge  -  Node-RED  -  Device

This second approhas been explained in detail in this projet; this makes it possible to transform practically any component, device or logical object in a domotic entity at Appthe HomeKits.

Le typology of accessories supported by this plugin are:

  • Sensori contact
  • Campanelli
  • Fans
  • Garage doors
  • Sensori of humidity
  • Luci
  • Sensori lumino Yes
  • Sensori of movement
  • Sensori of presence
  • Electrical outlets
  • Alarms
  • Switches without status
  • Switches
  • Sensori of temperature

A typical example of use could be that appapplied to the sensors of temperature and humidity of the ITEAD line Sonoff Smart Home which, if reprogrammed with firmware Sonoff-Tasmota, are able to deliver MQTT telemetry: then it will be enough to implement this plugin and configure at Homebridge type accessories "Sensori of humidity" and "Sensorthe thermals”To guarantee the reading of the metrics detected by these sensors towards Appthe HomeKits.

More information techniques are available at the guide written by the developer.

Nb Before embarking in the configuration of this plugin we recommend reading careful was originally the guide dedicated to the configuration of the MQTT components in the profirst home automation.

A good example of implementation of this powerful plugin is the following:

Domotize a traditional alarm system with MQTT e AppHomeKit via Homebridge (part 2)

Logo Appthe HomeKitsATTENZIONE: remember that there is on our FORUM community an ad hoc section dedicated to Appthe Homekits, for any doubt, question, information on the specific merit of these components.

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