FHEM – Setup, practical use, and alternative interfaces

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If you want to equip your home with smart technology, you will need to deal with a variety of providers and what are often incompatible standards. FHEM is a free integration platform that houses the building blocks under one roof and offers visually appealing interfaces.

FHEM [1] is an open source server for home automation. Your FHEM system can control Internet of Things (IoT) devices, such as lamps, thermostats, shutters, audio equipment, and all the other gadgets that populate a smart home. You can interact with FHEM through a smartphone front end or even over the web.

FHEM supports several different home automation protocols and has a number of different interfaces for the user to interact with directly or through a script. The modular architecture currently includes more than 430 modules.

The quality of an open platform depends on the commitment and skills of the community backing it. That commitment is evident in the case of FHEM. The FHEM Forum, the official contact point for enthusiasts, now has more than 20,000 members.

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