Manage Smart Home with ioBroker: Automated control of all devices

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Do you want to bring smart home components from different manufacturers under one roof and are you looking for a solution with which you can control all devices manually and automatically? There are now a number of usable smart home control programs for this, both in commercial form and as open source projects.

For some time now, one solution has stood out from the mass of free software that works almost entirely without the usual cryptic configuration files: ioBroker (Download), a modular home automation platform written in JavaScript using Node.js. The program can be installed on any computer running Node.js – regardless of whether it is Linux, macOS or Windows. The popular small computer Raspberry Pi has been supported since the first generation.

More on: Hardware and software for the smart home

A lot has happened since our last detailed look at ioBroker. Going into all changes in detail is impossible with over 420 available plugins (called in ioBroker adapter) for controlling smart home devices and for communication with cloud services. We therefore concentrate on the larger changes and those that affect several areas at once.

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