I am brand new to OpenHAB and home automation. Having bought myself a house (that needs a full rewire!) and a Raspberry Pi (with OpenHAB installed), I am about to have an electrician re-wire the house. However I want to specify the wiring schematic so it is compatible with my plans for Home Automation.
My plans for home automation are:
- Heating control for the newly installed underfloor heating.
- Lighting control for new LED lights in all/most rooms, including some rooms with lighting scenes, motion detectors etc
- Options for blind controls and speakers (To be confirmed)
My first need to is to confirm the wiring requirements for the electrician, considering things like powering LED with 24v or 48v, backup requirements (if RPi or Wifi goes down) and anything else to consider when specifying the wiring.
Also I’m currently looking at HW for lighting and heating. I see that SonOff (https://sonoff.itead.cc/en/) provide very competitive solutions. However I haven’t seen anywhere that they are compatible with OpenHAB. Other brands are available but a much more expensive.
Basically I’m after generally guidance for HW wiring and products to use for a job that starts from scratch, i.e. renovation of a house.
Please help. Any information gratefully received.
BTW I’m based in UK; Suffolk.