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FHEM – house automation software

FHEM is an open source Perl server for house automation.

It is used to automate some common tasks in the household like switching lamps / shutters / heating / etc. and to log events like temperature / humidity / power consumption.

The program runs as a server, you can control it via web-frontends, telnet, command line program or TCP/IP directly.

Features include:

  • Executes actions based on voice input, time of day, file data, serial port data, and socket data. Serial and speech df protocols.
  • Support for a lot of protocols used in house automation, audio/video devices, weather services, online calendars and more:
    • eQ3 specific: FS20, HomeMatic, MAX!, EM1000, FHT80b, HMS, S300, ESA2000.
    • KNX, ZWave, EnOcean, X10, FRITZ!Dect, Intertechno, HomeEasy, Philipps HUE.
    • 1Wire, Firmata, webio, panStamp, LIRC, JeeLink, RFXCOM/RFXTRX, TellStick.
    • Davis VantagePro2, Oregon Scientific, Allnet.
    • TVs from Samsung/Panasonic/LG/Philips, devices from Sonos/Squeezebox, amplifier from Yamaha/Denon/Onkyo, iTunes/AppleTV, Enigma2, XBMC.
  • Autocreating devices/logs when receiving data from a new device: start FHEM and watch how the plots of your sensors are appearing automatically.
  • Logging events to files or a database, with regexp filters.
  • Notifying external programs or scripts when receiving certain events.
  • Timed commands (e.g. switching a lamp on from sunset till midnight).
  • Many interfaces: simple text, JSON, XML, each of them over plain TCP/IP, SSL or HTTP..
  • Modular architecture with currently over 250 modules, easy to add your special device.
  • Many frontends are available.

Website: fhem.de
Support: HOWTO, FAQ
Developer: Rudolf Koenig
License: GNU General Public License v2.0

FHEM is written in Perl. Learn Perl with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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