Automation - Domotics for home purpose with Arduino & Android devices & Souliss (open-source SmartHome framework)

In precedent blog posts we mentioned possibility to apply domotic in any home using Arduino & Blink server.

With this new blog articles we would like to mention Souliss product that it is an open-source SmartHome framework to empower your Arduino and Android devices.

This solution does not require any Server (as mentioned in this old blog article) but only an Android device with SoulisApp installed that interface directely with Arduino microcontroller connected through LAN ( Lan card or Wifi)

Arduino it is a C++ programmable micro-controller that could be used in conjunction with Souliss product.

Souliss is an IOS/android application that dialog with Arduino for remote command purpose.

Latter step would be to intregrate it with openHab  to have historical trends and for more complexes automation requirements.

Following images will help you on better focalize about advantages and infrastructure:



I am mentioning old blog article that refer to friend's company

It is in italian language but it could be useful to have an overview about opportunities given from domotics/home automation:

Domotics/Home automation is growing day by day as a new market technology field applied to constructions/home apartments.

"It involves the control and automation of lighting, heating (such as smart thermostats), ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC), and security, as well as home appliances such as washer/dryers, ovens or refrigerators/freezers. Wi-Fi is often used for remote monitoring and control. Home devices, when remotely monitored and controlled via the Internet, are an important constituent of the Internet of Things. Modern systems generally consist of switches and sensors connected to a central hub sometimes called a "gateway" from which the system is controlled with a user interface that is interacted either with a wall-mounted terminal, mobile phone software, tablet computer or a web interface, often but not always via Internet cloud services.

While there are many competing vendors, there are very few worldwide accepted industry standards and the smart home space is heavily fragmented.Manufacturers often prevent independent implementations by withholding documentation and by litigation.

The home automation market was worth US$5.77 billion in 2013, predicted to reach a market value of US$12.81 billion by the year 2020." Read more here