If you are interested in setting up an off-line voice controlled home automation system, you may be interested in a new project published to the Hackster.io website by “horst75”. Providing instructions on how to combine the Philips Hue spotlight range with OpenHAB to create a local voice -controlled smart home automation solution for controlling lighting without the need for Internet access.
Don’t worry if this sounds a little daunting as the project has been classified as an easy project which should take roughly 2 hours to complete. To be able to get started you will need a Raspberry Pi mini PC, Philips Hue Bridge and smart bulb and also a router with a few network cables and vicCONTROL industrial. Together with the OpenHABianPi Operating system including OpenHAB for Raspberry Pi and vicSDC the software tool by voice INTER connect GmbH to generate speech dialogs without need of programming skills.
“Everyone has been talking about smart home for some years now. The market is still growing and dominated by the big A, G and the other big A. An essential part of Smart Home is the ability to control your devices by voice freeing you from complicated menu structures and GUI limitations of the vendors apps. So far so good, BUT there is one big withdraw in all of this: the primarily interest of these companies lies in collecting and analysing their users data.
This can be for many purposes: improving recognition results, testing of audio quality but also for more disconcerting things such as user-based advertisement. With those companies already knowing way too much about their users habits e.g. by their surfing habits or cloud-based photo streams more and more people recognise the disadvantages of cloud based products. But does this mean that there is no other chance than Smart Home becoming a red rag?”
More information on the project and full instructions on how to create your very own off-line lighting home automation system jump over to the Hackster.io website via the link below.
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