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How to control all your home devices in one application – This is Really Slick Stuff – Imperihome for iOS & Android

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Imagine being able to control your home automation systems and connected objects from a single and highly customizable interface as I have done above with several of my home devices. An app called Imperihome for android and iOS allows you to do this.

You could for example wall mount a tablet or use your smartphone to control your smart home the way you want and without any required modification on your current installation.

Systems that are linkable include –

– Logitech Harmony hub-based remotes (universal remotes)
– Musaic HiFi speakers (audio HiFi system)
– Fitbit (fitness and health devices)
– XeeConnect (connected car module)
– Sonos (audio HiFi system)
– Kodi (home theater software, formerly known as XBMC)
– LIFX connected bulbs (lighting system)
– Parrot Flower Power (plant sensor)
– Legrand EcoCompteur (energy consumption sensor)
– Myfox Home Control 2 (security and home control system)
– Philips Hue (lighting system)
– Vera, VeraLite (ZWave controller by Micasaverde / Vera Control) UI5, UI6 and UI7
– ZiBase (Multi-protocol controller by Zodianet)
– eedomus (ZWave controller by Connected Object)
– Fibaro Home Center 2 (home control system by Fibaro)
– IPX800 v3 / v4 (Relay controller by GCE Electronics)
– Eco-Devices (Teleinfo energy counter by GCE Electronics)
– Netatmo Weather Station and Thermostat and Welcome Camera
– Zipabox (Multi-protocol controller by Zipato) / Cameras and security features not yet supported
– Systems implementing the ISS API (ImperiHome Standard System)
– MJPEG, MPEG4, h264 IP cameras
– Withings – activity trackers, scales, blood pressure monitors
– Jawbone UP

And more systems are being added constantly.

Options include –

List View – Smartphone optimized portrait layout, ability to hide devices and groups, notion of favorite devices, grouped actions (all on/off)…

Dashboard View – Tablet optimized landscape layout that matches the wall-mounted tablet use case, different layouts fully customizable, place holders for smart widgets, automatic wake-up using camera move detection. The screenshot shown at the start is one of my dashboard views.

Highly Configurable – Devices icons animated and changeable with built-in or personal images, possible customization of sensors units, customizable refresh rates, ability to define a custom name for each device, export/import of your configuration…

Use Power of Your Device – Fast and responsive user interface, voice recognition, NFC Tags (android), shortcuts on Android launcher, Android Wear & Sony Smartwatch 2 integration… Works great on my Huawei Mate 9 for example.

Charts Module – Built-in, generic, compliant with several systems, configurable timeframes, integrated in the different views…

Third Party Integration – ImperiHome Control API (android), integration with Tasker, ImperiHome Standard System for home-made installations

Ultimately, you are only limited by your lack of imagination in many cases. I have used Imperihome for over 2 years and it has been vastly improved in that time. In the screenshot shown at the top I have linked in 4 different connected systems on to one dashboard. From the one dashboard I can see all my security camera footage, adjust all my Philips Hue lights from fading, on/off and colour changes, check all the data from my weather station and much more. Have a view of the video below too, to give you a better idea of what is possible.

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Imperihome for iOS
Imperihome for Android

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Imperihome App for Android

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I have recently been trying a number of apps to integrate my weather station, located in Princetown, with my other internet connected devices. I encountered several technical issues, but these have been resolved by using a fantastic app called Imperihome, currently available only on android. Link to Google Play Store – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.imperihome.lite . For once iOS users are currently left out but I believe there will be an iOS version by year end. Imperihome provide a free (lite) version for you to try out but it won’t be long before you will be looking to buy the pro version for a few pounds or dollars.

As you can see from screen shot above, I have created a dedicated dashboard, customised it to my liking for the purpose of showing information from selected sections of my connected home. For the purpose of the above dashboard, this includes parts of my Netatmo Weather station and IP Camera. The IP Camera is used to view the sky and take a snapshot at the time I request the information. This updates as required. I have also customised the text labels and layout.

If you jump to my dedicated weather page here https://gavinsgadgets.wordpress.com/weather/ you will see graphs produced by Imperihome providing further information on the actual weather recorded. An example is as below –
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But back to Imperihome. For sharing my weather information, I have created a dedicated page (dashboard) with Imperihome. However, if you head over to Imperihome’s website http://www.imperihome.com/ you will see you can connect so much more and create additional dashboards or a list view with many connected devices including Netatmo, an MJPegIP Camera, Eco Devices, Koubachi, Vera, Zibase, Zipabox, eedomus, IPX800 v3, Lightmanager. You can even integrate Imperihome with Tasker app. Imperihome also comes with tablet enabled views and the customisation is endless.

So what do all the above systems mean this app can control – Switches, Sensors, Dimmers, Shutters,IP cameras,Thermostats,Locks and Scenes. Basically you can control you whole house. There is more. Options for –
-Voice recognition
-NFC Tags actions
-Support for Samsung’s multi-window
-Shortcuts to launch scenes, start voice recognition, and watch camera from Android launcher
-Sony Smartwatch 2 integration
-Tablet optimized landscape layout that matches the “wall mounted tablet” use case
-Different layouts fully customizable
-Place holders for smart widgets
-Automatic wake-up using camera move detection

I have to say, I have downloaded and bought many apps in my time. I would estimate in the region of 2,000 apps/games in the last 10 years, but by far the most useful and intelligent app is Imperihome. If you head over to their website, you will see screenshots for many other applications, from plant maintenance, home security, home automation and so much more.

Imperihome is highly recommended.