Smart Home Automation with IoT

Dipankar Saha

SKU: 9789355519191



ISBN: 9789355519191
eISBN: 9789355519597
Authors: Dipankar Saha
Rights: Worldwide
Edition: 2024
Pages: 218
Dimension: 7.5*9.25 Inches
Book Type: Paperback

This practical guide, "Smart Home Automation with IoT" shows you how to create a smart home without breaking the bank. Instead of relying on expensive, closed systems, you utilize the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) with open-source software to design a custom smart home experience that perfectly suits your needs.

This book teaches you to create smart home IoT solutions using Raspberry Pi and microcontrollers like Arduino, NodeMCU (ESP8266), and ESP32. You will learn to program these microcontrollers, control relay modules, and use sensors for data collection. The guide covers using OpenHAB, InfluxDB, Mosquitto MQTT Broker, and Grafana with Raspberry Pi, enabling a unified system without coding. It also shows how to connect OpenHAB to Alexa or Google Home for voice commands and automate tasks like lighting. Bonus content includes using Raspberry Pi GPIO pins, AI-based hand gesture and face detection, and Docker containers.

By the end of this book, you will be a confident smart home builder, equipped with the knowledge and skills to design, implement, and manage a customized system using open-source software. 


  • Learn to make your home smarter with IoT and AI at a very low cost.
  • Live examples along with code and circuit samples which you can readily use.
  • Learn scenario-based AI-based home automation techniques.


  • Learn how to implement smart home solution using open-source technologies.
  • Learn programming microcontrollers (ESP32, ESP8266, Arduino) using Arduino IDE to integrate with relays and sensors.
  • Learn how to install and set up Raspberry Pi for home automation server.
  • Learn how to develop Python programs for AI-based automation scenarios.


This book aims to be a useful guide for IoT enthusiasts, engineers and professionals, as well as students who want to learn how to DIY smart home automation with IoT.

  1. Introduction to IoT and Home Automation
  2. Setting up your Home Automation Platform on Raspberry Pi
  3. Using NodeMCU and ESP32 with Relays and Actuators as Control Switch
  4. Connecting Various Common Sensors using Arduino
  5. Connect Sensors and Relays with OpenHAB IoT and Voice Chatbots
  6. Developing Dashboards using Grafanato Monitor Smart Home and IoT Devices
  7. Get more out of Raspberry Pi

Dipankar Saha is an IT Architect for Industry 4.0 & IoT solutions having 20+ years of experience and has worked in several implementation projects and in various product design and developments in this domain.

He is a smart home and IoT enthusiast and has implemented smart home solutions using open-source technologies using Raspberry Pi, NodeMCU, ESP32, relay modules and various sensors.

He is an SAP certified Associate Enterprise Architect and has co-authored several popular books on Industry 4.0 solutions. Currently he works as Principal Architect for Industry 4.0 solution at Incture Technologies and is based out of Kolkata, India.

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