Are there any companies out there which provide “a validated hardware combi” in combination with OpenHab to customers as their core business?
Over the last years I’ve seen more companies trying to jump into the Home Automation business, so there are large comapies who believe in the market. When I lookup the actuall possibilities and technology they offer, I always come to the conclusion: OpenHab already does this and is far more flexible so I don’t have to bind myself to a brand.
I get so many feedback on the system I have, which is really nothing fancy yet, of people who want to have such system but just don’t know where to start. Even if they knew, they don’t have the knowledge to setup / configure / debug such setup. I’m of the opnion that there is a need for “companies” who provide the service and make the stuff work at peoples homes and come to fix / extend it if necessary. Which in return will deliver a lot of developments back to the openhab community.
- Are there already people doing this?
- Are more people convinced that the “need” for such a service is emerging in the current society?
- Is it encouraged by the founders / owners of the Openhab platform to sell it?