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The word Domotica stems from Latin. The first part comes from the word  ‘domos’, which stands for ‘Home’ and the last part ‘-tica’ indicates it is an applied science. Less scientific but much more practical terms you can use are ‘smart home’ or ‘home automation’.

This topic covers everything to make your home smarter. You can add new components that measure and control your home environment. Aspects that can be controlled can be as simple as the lights or the inside temperature. One can further automate this by building time-based or event-based routines to change the light or temperature.
Next to that, the existing networks like WiFi and LAN allow the components the components to communicate. Some components require different protocols for communication.

In the subsections you can find tutorials for the smart home software solutions Domoticz and Home Assistant specific, as well as a list of compatible products for Domoticz and Home Assistant. Next to that we interviewed some of the key figures out of the Smart Home communities.

Read our comparison between Domoticz and Home Assistant.

Tutorial Home Assistant

Top 10 uses for Home Assistant without buying extra hardware

Great uses of Home Assistant without buying extra hardware. Did you know you can order a pizza through Home Assistant?
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The Yeelight Bedside Lamp has bluetooth, WiFi, more than 16 million colors and you can control it with the Yeelight app, Domoticz and home assistant.
One DIY Zigbee Gateway to rule them all.

Zigbee in Home Assistant

Build your own Zigbee gateway and get rid of the other expensive ones! In this tutorial you learn to build install and use it.
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Replace you bug and dumb power strip with a smaller, smarter and more compatible one like the Xioami Power strip.
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And how to fix this Update 18-12: Logitech support has responded to the issue and ask for some...
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Controlicz for Domoticz

The voice future is here, Enjoy it using Controlicz.
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Domoticz voice feedback (text to speech)

Voice feedback is great when you want to use Domoticz for example as an alarm. In this way, Domoticz can tell you...
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Domoticz Icons

Learn more about creating icon packs and uploading custom icons into Domoticz. It's really easy!
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Zigbee in Domoticz with ZiGate plugin

When you but the ZiGate stick you can use the ZiGate plugin to use it in Domoticz.