Home Assistant makes the Raspberry Pi fit for the Z-Wave world

Conclusions and Outlook

The smart home system consisting of Z-Wave components, a Raspberry Pi, the RaZberry module, and Home Assistant implements a newcomer-friendly home automation setup. Only standardized components are used and controlled by open source software that does not require a connection to the cloud.

For advanced users, the solution also opens up the possibility of programming more extensive automations that do not require prefabricated industrial components. This flexibility allows more ambitious hobbyists to further expand the smart home and integrate additional functions at a manageable cost.


  1. Z-Wave Alliance: https://z-wavealliance.org
  2. RaZberry: https://z-wave.me/products/razberry
  3. Z-Way: https://z-wave.me/z-way
  4. "Setting up a smart home command center with Z-Wave" by Christoph Langner, Linux Magazine, issue 230, January 2020, pg. 32, https://www.linuxpromagazine.com/Issues/2020/230/Z-Wave
  5. Home Assistant: https://www.home-assistant.io
  6. YAML: https://www.home-assistant.io/docs/configuration/yaml
  7. Conditions: https://www.home-assistant.io/docs/scripts/conditions/

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