Hey guys Matt here from MK smart house comm and in this video I’m going to be giving you the detailed explanation so the point of this video is to tell you exactly in detail how this whole entire system works and how I’m going to teach you so to start off we’re gonna talk about what is m’kay smart house.
I created to show people how to make certain devices to either control things like blinds or sense changes such as a door opening well my favorite part about these devices is that they are super simple to make and so both of these are quotes taken from MK smart comm slash about which is where you can find.
More information about exactly what is in case my house and here we have a little picture of the door sensor showing how simple it looks and how it is make so the system how it all works so let’s.
Talk about the network the network is the most important part of this smart house system it’s how all of the sensors control devices.
Talk to the main server so all the communication is through the network.
Either it’s wired or Wireless so the devices that connect to wired are the automation server and the media.
Server and then the devices that connect through wireless are the sensor devices and control devices but as you can see I made a note that says necessary Wi-Fi coverage throughout the entire home slash.
Property since that’s how all the devices are going to connect to it is very necessary and very important to have Wi-Fi coverage throughout your entire home slash property but we’re going to talk more about the network in the next video and we’re going to be.
Actually starting to set up the whole automation system starting from the network so the servers.
Are another part of the network and the first server is the home automation server this is the central hub for all the smart devices it controls all.
The automation so all the rules and tasks do you tell it to do everyday and the software that runs on this.
And is the main application that controls all the devices in the whole small house system is openhab – and so this is running on a Raspberry Pi and we will be talking about openhab to more in depth later on.
In this presentation and then the next server we have is the home media server so the home media server is the central hub for all picture there’s videos and files it also controls the data and.
The software that we use on this is open media vault so now let’s move on to the sensor and control devices because this is what actually makes the house smart and enhances it.
These devices is an esp8266 this is the main control and what makes the device smart so you can call its brain so this is all on a custom PCB so there’s no wiring or guesswork required you don’t know what a PCB is then you can go ahead do a quick Google search it’s basically.
A green piece of copper that you all you have to do is just put components in and solder it together there’s no guesswork required you just put it in another thing.
For the hardware is just some other small electronic components such as resistors transistors relays temperature sensors in this case and bottom right we have a door sensor so it’s just a magnetic read switch and then for the software we are going to be using the Arduino IDE to flash the esp8266 and then the sensor and control devices are going to be talking to the main server through MQTT and lastly these devices connect to the home Moderation server now if any of this sounded complicated at all do not be worried at all.
This is going to be made so simple that literally anybody can do it all you have.
To do is just follow the step-by-step guides there won’t be any type of oh you should know this already done enough.
This is all going to be I’m going to show you exactly this step how to solder each component where to put it literally every single detail is going to be in these guides so openhab 2 features so this is the software like I mentioned before that is going to be running on the old automation server so the user interfaces that it has is the hab panel for walmat interfaces as.
You saw in my demo video I had a wall mounted interface where I can control stuff and turn stuff on and on and I also have a picture here to the right and what’s.
Cool about hab panels so you can design it exactly how you want it you can move any tile how you want you can make it however big you want have a bunch of pages change the icon literally there’s endless customization next we have.
The iOS app I also download this in my demo video as well as the Android app and the web browser I showed all these interfaces but the thing with the iOS app is that you have native control and it includes notifications and the same thing is said about the Android app has native control it’s one application you press it and then boom you have your entire smart house system.
And that one also has notifications and then you have the web browser which you can access your smart home from any web browser anywhere anytime you want so another cool thing about openhab is you have add-ons so.
Not only can you connect the devices that I’m going to show you how to.
Make but you can also connect other devices so say you have a Samsung Smart TV you can also connect that to the smart home system and I’m also going to show you how to do that and then lastly we have rules so this is what actually makes our system smart because it’s cool how you can turn stuff on and on manually with the wall-mounted interface and your phone but what makes things smart is when it happens on its own without you even thinking so with open.
However you can create rules and automate things and routines also with rules you can do sensor variables so if the door opens send a notification if the fire sensor goes off send a notification if the door sensor goes on turn on the lights literally endless possibilities love open em – now let’s go over the entire system as a whole so to the left here we have these smart devices so these are the sensor devices and control devices and.
Those connect to the network mainly the Wi-Fi access points and so then in the network we have the Wi-Fi access points which can be the router or an external Wi-Fi access point and then you also have an Ethernet switch which would connect to.