This new video from the guys at OpenRemote demonstrates an integrated home automation scenario controlled by their open source software. They’ve created and integrated four different application areas: lighting, climate, entertainment and a security tab dubbed ‘peace of mind’. Check out the video below
This scenario is using Z-wave wireless sensor network for lighting control — OpenRemote can integrate with KNX or Lutron lights just as easily and using the same UI template.
The entertainment application is using infrared access to TVs, radio and audio playback. Audio sources can be switched from the touch interface and having all entertainment devices available from a unified control panel helps reduce the clutter of multiple remote controls.
Peace of mind application gives monitoring capabilities through control applications. House windows and doors can be equipped with sensors that reveal their status (open/close) and IP cameras can be used for video streaming the building surroundings.