Last update of this article December 10, 2017.
The MyHome Home Automation products from Legrand, Bticino and Arnould are very design, performance and enable via dedicated applications, remote control of our homes. The main weakness was, in my view, the difficulty in finding a simple and powerful software that can meet current consumer expectations. That’s why I decided to get involved, financially and personally, in this project to provide people who want an alternative to existing applications.
It is difficult, to provide a perfect product because each person has different expectations, but my ambition is to get as close as possible to the needs of users in order to offer them a tool that helps them in their daily lives and meets their expectations. With the help of some professional installers with whom I communicate on the subject (and thank the way) I provides free updates to MyOmBox when required, which are my most requested.
For those who are not already convinced, here’s a partial list of the benefits derived by MyOmBox application on your installation.
The comparison is made below based on a home automation system with an OpenWebNet gateway (F454, F455 …) allowing the automation system to be controlled from outside.
|Features||Without MyOmBox||With MyOmBox|
|Local access to a control interface.
|Access from the outside to a mobile control interface (3G, wifi …)||–||yes|
|Secure connection and SSL encrypted.||yes||yes|
|Free remote update in 2 clicks.||–||yes|
|Multiplatform and multi-brand management interface (SmartPhone, SmartTV, tablet, PC…)||–||yes|
|With special optimizations for tablets and Apple IOS phones, with full screen software interface.||–||yes|
|Application available on Google Play Store.||–||yes|
|Application available on Apple App Store.||yes||yes|
|Multilingual interface: French, English, Spanish, Dutch, Polish, Italian, German.
|Organization and customize the display elements into categories.||–||yes|
|Ability to differentiate actuators connected to lights, those used to control other electrical components (Heating, amplifier…) Bus/scs and Zigbee wireless.
|Actuators compatibility of several BUS. General, and groups.||?||yes|
|Automatically reconnect on the interface with secure system.||–||yes|
|Loading time of the interface after authentication with status lights.||~6 s||~3.5 s|
|Time to turn on a light in Wifi. System responsiveness when loaded. (Depending on the version)||~0.5 s||~0.1 s|
|Back to real-time status in the application of lights and dimmers for the wired system BUS. Demo video||–||yes|
|Back to real-time status in the application of lights and dimmers for MyHome Play radio Zigbee system. Demo video||–||yes|
|Support installation with automatic detection of the elements on the bus/scs and Zigbee wireless network interface.||–||yes|
|Management of lights (On, Off, Variation)||yes||yes|
|Delaying lights and groups of lights. Bus/scs and Zigbee wireless.
|Automation management-type shutters (Open, Close, Stop)||yes||yes|
|Partial opening and closing of the electric shutters via a programmable timer. (Bus/scs and Zigbee wireless.)||–||yes|
|Scenario Myhome Automation BUS/SCS||yes||yes|
|Management of internal and external temperature probes.||?||yes|
|Management without the central heating temperature control. (with one probe and actuator 1 only)||–||yes|
|Management MyHome wireless Radio Zigbee system (requires myhome usb gateway)||–||yes|
|MyHome Radio : Management of lights, shutters, dimmers and wall plug in wireless Zigbee.||–||yes|
|Viewing video cameras and the doorman Myhome BUS/SCS + Door opener.
|View and manage IP video cameras.||–||yes|
|Recording pictures from a bus or IP video cameras.||–||yes|
|Netatmo weather station and rain gauge.||–||yes|
|Managing Groups of mixed controllers. Wired BUS/SCS and Zigbee radio. (lighting, automation and decision ordered)||–||yes|
|Creating scene of life (customizable OpenWebNet command, http trigger, heating, groups, lights, shutters…) Bus/scs and Zigbee wireless.
|Http trigger in order to interact with objects connected over IP (cameras, infrared transmitter, amplifier…)||–||yes|
|Create customizable and unlimited scheduling program. Bus/scs and Zigbee wireless.
|Presence simulation. Bus/scs and Zigbee wireless.
|Tracking log events.||–||yes|
|System backup and restore the configuration.||–||yes|
|Free email notification on different events.||–||yes|
|Weather forecast for 5 days free.||–||yes|
|For experts: console for monitoring and testing OpenWebNet frames||–||yes|
|Management of heating with central thermoregulation 1zone, 4zones, 99zones.||–||yes|
|Record power consumption. (single-phase power & three-phase power)
|Myhome sound management. (MyOmBox scenario)
|Bticino Alarm ON / OFF (MyOmBox scenario)||–||yes|
|myFox HomAlarm system||–||yes|
|API to use MyOmBox with other services ex: IFTT
|Automatic connection system from the outside. Allows you not to configure dyndns and NAT / PAT rules during installation.||–||yes|
|Apple HomeKit Compatibility (not certified)||–||yes|