What is it ?
automationbridge helps bring different home automation and smart home systems together. Technologies that would not normally talk to each other natively, can now communicate harmoniously.
Inspired by open-source solutions, our system builds on these solid foundations and integrates them together creating a simplified, powerful and cohesive system.
How do I use it ?
Simply connect the automationbridge hardware (a small, low-powered device) to your home router or network switch via the included ethernet cable.
Once connected, you will be able to securely access the clean, easy to use interface via your local web browser. Setup and unification of your smart home devices is then as simple as “point and click” – no complicated coding – you will be up and running in minutes.
What does it integrate with ?
automationbridge is designed to work with the Fibaro Home Center HC2, Fibaro Home Centre Lite & Vera Edge/Plus/Secure Z-Wave/Zigbee Controllers.
Once automationbridge is connected to your home network, you will be able to include your Z-Wave & Zibgee devices and scenes.
You will also be able to control your living spaces via Amazon Alexa, Siri or Google Home. Turn your devices on or off, dim lights and run scenes, using only your voice.
All communication to/from external voice services is secured with HTTPS using SSL certificates, no identifiable data is stored on our server platforms, nor transmitted between providers.
Has been extensively tested with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and iOS HomeKit.
A built-in network discovery tool allows automationbridge to automatically find other smart devices in your home. Once discovered, you can then choose to pay a small fee and download a plugin – further expanding the capabilities (please note this feature is currently limited to Fibaro controllers)
How fast is the automationbridge?
Here is a quick video showing just how fast the automationbridge is compared to the native controller skill (if available in your country)
Available Plugins (Fibaro HC2 & HCL)
Please Note : Plugins are currently only available to those with Fibaro Home Center (HC2 or HCL). These plugins are available to purchase via the automationbridge interface, at a cost of $15 AUD each. If you find that the plugin does not work as advertised, we are happy to reverse the transaction.
The Bose plugin can find all your SoundTouch devices and automatically add them to Fibaro Home Center. With full functionality for on/off, station presets and volume control.
The Sonos plugin can find all your Sonos Speakers and add them to Fibaro Home Center, with all actions and favourites. It also supports using your Sonos speakers for Voice Announcements (TTS).
Add your LIFX WiFi lighting into your Fibaro Home Center, with functionality for on/off/dim and colour selection.
Logitech Harmony Hub
Add your Harmony Hub into your platform, enabling control of your AV activities from scenes, and also adding in voice control, eg ‘Turn on the TV’
This plugin locates the NanoLeaf Aurora/Canvas devices on your network and then creates Virtual Devices in your Fibaro system, with support for on / off, dim and Aurora scene control. There is also a refresh process to add new scenes as they are created in the Nanoleaf app.
Add in support for the iTach Flex IR device, supports both the Ethernet & WiFi models, linked an extensive online IR library, just select your device and it downloads the IR codes, no learning the remote!
This plugin locates all the WeMo switches on your network and allows them to be easily added (with full functionality) as a Virtual Device in Fibaro Home Center. You will also be able to control your WeMo Switches with your voice using Siri, Amazon Echo or Google Assistant.
Broadlink RMpro (RF)
Control all your 433Mhz RF devices directly from Fibaro, or by voice using Siri, Amazon Echo & Google Assistant
Netatmo Weather Station
Add your weather station and its modules, with all associated readings in 2 clicks of the mouse, and use these in your Scenes.
MyQ Garage Doors
Add your MyQ Garage Doors into your Fibaro controller, with control and status. Control with your chosen voice platform.
Quickly add your Hue Lights, Rooms and even use Switches & Sensors to trigger scenes in your Fibaro Controller.
Add your intercom(s) to your Fibaro controller, creates both the Camera object & VD to control relay/ir led. Also allows you to select the scenes to run each time the doorbell is pressed or motion is detected.
Sensibo A/C Controller
Add in your Sensibo A/C controllers, the best thing about these devices is their ability to sync with the remote, so they are always in the correct state for control.
Virtual Garage Door
Use a combination of switch and sensor z-wave devices as single garage door controller, complete with HomeKit & Google native support.
Efergy Energy Hub
Easily add your Efergy Energy Hub/Monitor to Fibaro, and use its values in Scenes.
Connect up your Roomba vacuum to your Fibaro controllers, then you can start/stop/dock based on logic and scenes you already have.
Other Added Features
In addition to the plugins listed above, the automationbridge also has a number of other great features, included at no extra cost, to enhance your home automation.
Simple to configure and easy to use Home/Away detection module, setup for each device in your household to run scenes each time a device arrives or leaves, plus you can also choose to run scenes when anyone arrives, and when everyone has left the Home zone.
automationbridge is really a great product. It puts together my “smart home” devices in a excellent way. Now I can, besides turning on or off lights manually or automatically, ask Siri, Alexa or Google Home to do it for me.
Have been waiting so long for this product. I knew it would be good, but I don’t think I knew just how much of a difference it would make.
Incredible! No other words for it.
I was sceptical. this is one of those times where a product has exceeded my expectations (by a country mile!) my z-wave system is now complete. Homekit works incredibly well. good job guys (and thank you)
Great Product and great support !!!!
We also build variants of the automationbridge for companies that have their own products that require voice enablement. Contact us now to learn more about what we can do for you and your product!