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Home Automation with Intel Galileo by Onur Dundar

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Energy management with remote switches

Remote switches are another key component required to automate your home. A remote switch gives the ability to remotely switch on and switch off if the plugged device is required to be open or closed. Some remote switches also have energy meters on them that provide the amount of consumed energy to the user.

We have a remote wall plug from Fibaro that uses the Z-Wave protocol to communicate. The Fibaro wall plug has a relay switch to turn it on/off and an energy meter to provide a power consumption value. You can see the device in the following image:

Energy management with remote switches

We will try to switch it on and off by sending basic commands ...

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