@AndreC @debugger have you seen home-assistant.io?
Once you invest in a centralized, self hosted home automation software, all those projects will share the same event bus and backend. Like, regardless of what sensor I end up using, I look first if it's something I can do with an ESP and esphome.io because that's the most natural way to integrate it with home assistant.
@signaleleven @debugger All of my stuff is actually hooked up to Home Assistant and it's apsolutely incredible! Sometimes when I'm using it I just cant believe it's all free. I care about security so none of my devices talk to the cloud. Most of my devices are ESP's running either Tasmota or open MQTT gateway, I haven't looked into ESP home yet.
@debugger @signaleleven No I have never heard of it but it sounds very interesting. The main reason I use MQTT over another protocol is simplicity, it's very easy to understand plus you can segregate it to its own network and just have the broker talk to your HA instance. Also security isn't really an issue as I'm the only person on my network and I don't care about people seeing data being transferred.
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