Home Automation

My ongoing project to instrument and automate my home


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AlarmPi: Using a Raspberry Pi Zero W to control a setback thermostat when an alarm system is armed/disarmed

This is the part of the home automation project that got all this started. We arm our alarm system each time we leave and disarm it when we return. Although the thermostat is located physically next to the alarm panel, Read more…


Last updated: 2019-December-30 My long-term project to add some home automation and home instrumentation to my home was born out of a very simple idea.  We have an alarm system.  Unlike many others who have such a system, we use Read more…