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My home automation system
« on: May 17, 2020, 06:47:05 PM »

Hello everybody.

I have been retired since November 2019. As my first project, I decided to learn English. I started about 3 months ago. I hope to be understandable in the description of my home automation system. For my second project, I modernized my home automation system. I use Arduino technology and the Virtuino application. Virtuino control Arduino over Internet, over wifi (Ethernet shield and ESP-01). Virtuino Control internet of things (via

I have a main module made up of two Arduino mega boards. The first Arduino mega transmits X10 commands to XTB-IIR and receives X10 signals. The second Arduino module interfaces between the first Arduino and Virtuino. I can control my home automation system from the Internet via my cell phone.

I installed a watchdog. Each Arduino mega checks every hour if the other is operating normally (including the server). If one Arduino does not respond, the other will reset it.

My new home automation system has been in service for about 2-3 months. For the moment, its efficiency is 100%.
I have several remote modules that communicate with the main server via Virtuino and Internet of things ( From the temperature, humidity and CO2 sensors, it is possible to control different devices. I could start or stop ventilation, etc.
Each remote module is autonomous. If the server crashes or if there is a wifi failure, the modules will operate normally using a programmable timer. Arduino mega 1 will also work independently.

Below two links to view the graphs of my sensors. Each data represents the daily average.
I also put a figure which illustrates my home automation system.

I am very satisfied with my system at the moment. The performances are very good, it is very fast and reliable. I will make improvements and add remote modules in the future.

XTB-IIR                      1
LM465                      14
PR511                        2
TM751                       2
PHH02                       2
XPS3                         5
RR501                       2
SR227                       2
UM506                      3
WS467                      8
XPFM                         1
XPD13                       1
AM466                     17
Main module              1
Remote module          5
Server (smart phone) 1


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Re: My home automation system
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2020, 06:28:13 AM »

Thank you for sharing your project. Hope you can give us added information if others are interested.

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Re: My home automation system
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 09:09:57 AM »

I'm going to be happy to provide information. As a bonus, I will practice English. :-*


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Re: My home automation system
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 01:02:09 PM »

@jlp, I think your system is super cool and you write English better than some native speakers here!  ??? ;D
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