Automation Switches Platform
A platform that provides configurable switches for automation purposes. This platform can be created to provide time delayed responses in HomeKit rules or to simulate security systems.
Why do we need this plugin?
This platform provides software based, optionally persistent, switches to create DIY HomeKit solutions. Each switch has specific purposes that are illustrated in their respective documents linked below.
The plugin provides four different types of switches: A basic on/off switch, a lock mechanism, an automation switch with advanced properties and a security system. All of them are configured ahead of their use through the configuration file and each one of them potentially saves their state to storage to keep their state even across crashes, reboots and such.
After Homebridge has been installed:
sudo npm install -g homebridge-automation-switches
The platform can provide any number of switches that have to be predefined in the homebridge config.json.
Please see the documentation for each type of switch this plugin is able to create:
An advanced configuration example containing all four switch types can be found here.
Every type of switch is able to store every state change to disk. This is useful if homebridge is restarted for whatever reason: The switches created by this plugin will retain the state they had before the restart.
For that the switches create individual files in the persist subfolder of your homebridge configuration folder.
There's documentation of the custom services and characteristics exposed by the switches.
This platform and the switches it creates have been verified to work with the following apps on iOS 11:
- Elgato Eve
See CONTRIBUTORS for acknowledgements to the individuals that contributed to this plugin.
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