I am looking for a smart home solution to control my devices step by step. I own a house with a Brötje central Gas heating, Solar for heating and water. There are two rooms witch will be heated, bath and a large living-dining-kitschen room. in the large room is a fire place witch can heat the whole room for hours.
Bathroom has 2 radiators and two windows.
Large room hast 3 radiators and two possible windows for ventilation.
What I want to do, step by step in this order:
- automation/smart 5 radiators in 2 rooms with open window function.
- Light automation
- Security, windows open/close, camera etc. (optional)
My thoughts and hazzles:
- My solution was homematic ip, because I want to expand step by step and I all I can read was, that homematic is stable, reliable and worth its money, all from one vendor. Do you have alternatives that works better and/or cheaper?
1.2 For the radiators I am not sure if I take the HMIP-eTRV-2 or the HMIP-eTRV-B (basic)? I can not see the difference (10€ in price per piece). Can you help me out?
- As a CUL I was thinking of openhab on Raspberry Pi with pivccu. It seems a stable solution or is Homegear the better solution? Can Homegear and openhab run on the same Pi?
Excuses for my english, it is a bit rusty hope you understand and don’t mind!
I am looking forward for your answers to help me out of my struggles.
Thanks alot, yours