Automating Homeeasy using Arduino

While attempting to get a receiver for Homeeasy protocol working, I had much completing the task. The details of the Homeeasy protocol and devices are a bit sparse and it took me a while to piece everything together.

That is the reason for this page.

I first came across the Homeeasy when I got a set of Byron sockets and remote. It was quite good. I was wondering what other products they had in their range. I checked their web site and and found the Homeeasy range or products.

I was surprised that B&Q sell the products. Usually, you cannot find anything out of the ordinary in this God forsaken country, hence my surprise.

Anyway, I got a few of the units. These were the 3 sockets and remote pack, single switches and socket and some double sockets.

They were set-up fairly easily and were a great success.

I told my brother, who lives in London, about them. He got a few bits and was also suitably impressedtrouble with them

We both have been using X10 and 1-Wire devices to switch lights and appliances on and off for a while.

The next progression would be to control the Homeeasy devices.

There is a device produced by RFXCOM that allows the control of the Homeeasy devices. The only hitch is that the product is fairly pricy. The device I would need to receive and transmit to the Homeeasy bits would cost about €400. Too much in my view for what in effect a simple device.

I was thinking that there must be a way to make a device to manage and control Homeeasy devices.

My brother has been using the Arduino for a while and a few links relating to using it with Homeeasy devices.

Of particular interest was James Taylors site 'Notes from a small field' titled 'Home Easy page on Arduino Playground'.

This is how I got here.

I got and Arduino and the various bits necessary and began to try to get things working.

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last modified: December 05 2010