Recently I moved into a new house. For me, this was the time to go crazy with all those IoT devices I collected or created in the last couple of years.
Armed with my programming, infra, and cloud knowledge I decided to create my own secure smart home hub. In these IoT Series on my website, I will share my journey, pitfalls, failures, and hopefully some success as well.
Hardware I’ll be using
During these IoT Series, I’ll be using the following hardware.
- Raspberry Pi 3 B+
- 32GB Micro SD card
- Z-Wave USB Controller
- UniFi Dream Machine Pro
- UniFi Switch Pro 24 PoE
- Bunch of CAT6 patch cables (0.10 – 0.5m each)
- UniFi 6 Long-Range Access Point (WiFi)
- Philips Hue bridge v2
- Alexa Echo Dot v3
- SurePetCare PetDoor Connect
- Tado Thermostat
- P1 Cable
- Nuki Smartlock
Throughout the house, I’ve installed multiple CAT6 SFTP cables that are capable of transferring power to the PoE-compatible devices inside and around the house.
Besides the hardware, I’ll be using a couple of Unix flavors for the programming part. However, this can be perfectly done using a Windows machine as well.
Part 1: Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and Docker
Part 2: OpenVPN (coming soon)