my home is 50% smart thanks to OpenHAB3 (z-Wave) and a dedicated VLAN.
And it is still 99,9% offline (ony NTP Server and Spotify-Binding are routed)
But most of the Feeling, when talking about “smart”, comes up when you you use TTS and STT
So lets start here: Audio & Voice | openHAB
And check sides like: Best smart speakers 2021: the best Amazon Echo, Google Nest and other picks for you | T3
As far as I understand I dont need all that stuff.
I Need a (allway online) Speaker “sink” and some mikro as “source”.
I never ever whant this ecosystem they bring into accout.
(When I have a colour-bulb I whant to controll it with OH and not MS, Google, Amazon or any China-Server!)
So is there any way to use them only for purposes described?
CAN I block all other activities based on there cloud?
Can I change the “magic Word” to any custom?
Or might there be software for another Pi/ESP to build up everything I need myself (nice and easy like OH;)?