Pi-Home is an alternative to commercial home automation systems, or "smart home" in family houses, apartments or small commercial objects. It consists of a simple application of open hardware and software in a switchboard for controlling electrical circuits, collecting data from various sensors and controlling the logic of individual elements. Pi-Home is based on OpenHAB - open source solution ( and the Raspberry Pi and Arduino development open boards. It can be combined with a lot of devices including wireless standards like Z-Wave or ZigBee etc. We use MQTT as main communication protocol.

Pi-Home - Open Source DIY Smart Home system

The main advantage of an open solution is independence from the supplier and the possibility of self-configuration. In the case of controlling of an intelligent family house, this is the alpha and omega of successful usage, as countless situations will occur over time when adjusting settings will be necessary. Fair price of hardware components in comparison with proprietary solutions. Small price enables duplicating of elements to make solutions more robustness than conventional proprietary solutions.


  • Power circuit control - lights, sockets, heating, blinds, irrigation etc.
  • Collect and store sensor's data - temperature, humidity, movement, consumption, CO2, etc.
  • IFTTT-type programming - "if this then that"
  • Wide range of supported devices and technologies (see OpenHAB Bindings)
  • Web responsive interface MainUI (OpenHAB3), easy to use, and modern graphs (Grafana)
  • Unlimited ability to customize appearance and features


  • universal
  • community
  • minimum cost
  • open source


  • uncertified solution
  • no warranty
  • knowledge & time or paid installation


OpenHAB 3

Screenshot OpenHAB 3 UI Screenshot OpenHAB 3 UI Screenshot OpenHAB 3 UI Screenshot OpenHAB 3 UI Screenshot OpenHAB 3 UI Screenshot OpenHAB 3 UI OpenHAB3 - Tablet Overview Example