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The word Domotica stems from Latin. The first part comes from the word  ‘domos’, which stands for ‘Home’ and the last part ‘-tica’ indicates it is an applied science. Less scientific but much more practical terms you can use are ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation’.

This topic covers everything to make your home smarter. You can add new components that measure and control your home environment. Aspects that can be controlled can be as simple as the lights or the inside temperature. One can further automate this by building time-based or event-based routines to change the light or temperature.
Next to that, the existing networks like WiFi and LAN allow the components the components to communicate. Some components require different protocols for communication.

In the subsections you can find tutorials for the smart home software solutions Domoticz and Home Assistant specific, as well as a list of compatible products for Domoticz and Home Assistant. Next to that we interviewed some of the key figures out of the Smart Home communities.

Read our comparison between Domoticz and Home Assistant.

domoticz for tasker

Domoticz Plug-In for Tasker

Domoticz Plug-In for Tasker let you switch devices from tasker. Be creative and create handy automations that make your life easier.
Domoticz version 2020.1

Domoticz 2020.1: Time for an update!

The newest Domoticz Update is 2020.1 this means the first stable version in 2020.
Domoticz Android Wear OS

New update for the Domoticz Android app and Wear OS

Domoticz Android App got an new update
MH-Z19 Air Quality Sensor

Build your own DIY Air Quality Meter based on the MH-Z19...

Use the MH-Z19 Sensor to build your own DIY Air Quality Meter. Integrate this meter into Smart Home systems like Domoticz and Home Assistant.
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Xiaomi Mijia Air Quality Tester for your Smart Home

If you want to measure your indoor air quality with an plug an play device: The Xiaomi Mijia Air quality tester can help you
Zigbee (zigbee2mqtt) the best for Home Automation.

Build your own Universal Zigbee logic sensor by modifying a Xiaomi...

Sometimes you want to integrate some of the old technology into a smart home environment, but there is not the right sensor...

Interview with Jimz011 (creator of HKI: Homekit Infused)

A lot of people are inspired with the Home Assistant theme from Jimmy. it is called HKI: Homekit Infused.

Tuya Smart Life integrated into Home Assistant

Add devices into Smart Life from Tuya so they can be used in Home Assistant.
My Smart Home Setup logo

My Smart Home setup with Home Assistant

This is my smart home setup with Home Assistant. Read what components I use to measure, monitor and automate to make my house smarter.
ESP32-Cam unboxed back

ESP32 Camera In Home Assistant

With this cheap ESP32 device the possibilities are endless. Create a cheap security cam or hundred of other options.
ZigBee-network-topologies

How to improve your Zigbee network!

Improve you zigbee network with these tips!
Tutorial Home Assistant

Top 10 uses for Home Assistant without buying extra hardware

Great uses of Home Assistant without buying extra hardware. Did you know you can order a pizza through Home Assistant?
Xiaomi Mijia MJCTD01YL Yeelight Bedside Lamp On White

Xiaomi Mijia MJCTD01YL Yeelight Bedside Lamp Bluetooth

The Yeelight Bedside Lamp has bluetooth, WiFi, more than 16 million colors and you can control it with the Yeelight app, Domoticz and home assistant.