I’ve decided one of my next projects to integrate into the HIMS will be a thermostat. I’ve started investigating the hardware that will be required. I’m leaning towards a touchscreen display for visualization and basic control while the primary configuration is done via HIMS in a web browser. There’s 24V AC available at my existing thermostat to work with so I may try to power the whole thing from that or run a separate 120V AC power source to the thermostat location. I’ve purchased some surface mount relays for signaling the unit to run and will be experimenting with those once they arrive. The hardest part will be finding a “cool” case to mount everything inside of. More to come on this as things progress.
I’ve added a thread in the forum area for more information on controlling my doorbell with a Raspberry Pi. You can find more information here.
I think I’ve got the Home Intelligence Management System Doorbell control working. I’ll post more pictures and information soon. It’s pretty basic but will allow me to use the raspberry pi and a relay module to shut the doorbell chime off during a set off interval. This will help keep people from ringing the doorbell when the kids are asleep!