Smart Home Control

Smart Home Control

A large range of solutions are available for smart home applications, from refined plug & play ecosystems to fully open-source self-hosted ones. Inamata positions itself in-between the two. It allows you to create your own devices and interface with existing hardware.
It simplifies the setup by using managed online services and employing a universal firmware to avoid writing C code. And the setup is done from a browser. This gives you access and control to your devices when you are away from home, for a bit more peace of mind.

Track your energy usage in the dashboard. Run your washing machine and drier when the energy prices drop. Check that your HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) is functional when you are away on vacation. Despite the IoT revolution, most devices still lack smart functionality. 

Inamata is the perfect platform to retrofit these. Add a temperature sensor on your boiler to check that it turns on, to ensure your house does not freeze in the Winter. Use a smart plug to turn on lights. Add a servo motor to press the start button on your drier.

The Inamata supports devices that integrate ESP32 and high-end ESP8266 microchips. This allows you to quickly get up and running. Alternatively, use an ESP32 on a dev-board to create your own devices, no code necessary.

To setup automations, use control plans to graphical design them. Connect nodes to get the state from multiple devices, wait for the right conditions, command other devices and even integrate data from external APIs. Combine logic running in the cloud with logic running on device to get the best of both worlds. Ensure that once you start a complex command for a single device it is guaranteed to complete once it starts, even if your internet drops off.

Finally, track your data over the course of a year or two to see how your power usage patterns change and how much your automations saved you. Check in on the current state when you are away from home. Combine this with easy to setup dashboards that allow you to create graphs that combine data from multiple sensors. This enables your to see how they interact with one another. Combine the data to derive new insights and show it exactly how you want it.