The ‘Brain’ Of The System
The home automation controller is essentially the ‘brain’ of the system. It takes all of the inputs for sensors, be it temperature, motion, light, alarm status ect logs them, and triggers actuators and outputs based on if certain conditions are met.
The hardware my controller runs on is a Raspberry PI.
I’m using the Raspberry Pi as it is commonly used and as such there is allot of support. It also has a low power consumption (which is important at the controller will be running 24/7).