Features 2017-11-17T16:26:32+00:00

Have a look at the amazing ways OpenMotics can change your life:


All Bulb Types

Control virtually any type of lighting available:

    • LED
    • Incandescent
    • Fluorescent
    • Halogen

Toggle & Dim

Whether its the simple light bulb in the closet or that dimmable designer fixture that you’ve saved up for: anything goes! Using most available external 0-10V dimmers on the market allows for virtually unlimited possibilities.

Create Moods

Assign certain lights to custom lighting plans to create the perfect mood. It’s even possible to predefine dimmed light intensity to instantly create that romantic atmosphere. OpenMotics: the perfect wingman.

All On & All Off

With the possibility to toggle or dim all the desired lights in your installation on or off at once you’ll never wonder if the pantry light is still on after you leave. Also available for each floor defined in the system.

Smart Functions & Automation

All lights (or other outputs) can have one or more smart functions configured: Add a timer that automatically toggles the light after a predefined time, or toggle a light at a specific time or even when the ambient lighting drops below a certain level That means that it’s possible to turn on the bedroom lights at 30% intensity at 7am, and automatically increase the intensity to 60% a couple minutes later. Or only use the indoor motion detectors once the sun starts going down.



With the integrated Thermostats you’re able to define a custom heating plan for every room, complete with daily day/night regime. Each thermostat can drive up to 2 valves (on/off or 0-10V) when i.e. a combination of traditional convectors and floor heating is used (for example: floor heating starts first but when the set temperature cannot be achieved in due time, additional convector heating is started to speed up heating). When necessary the designated pump for that heating circuit can also be controlled.
Or use an outside temperature sensor as a global on/off switch for your heating.


The available and fully customizable modes allow you to set the perfect temperature for each scenario:

    • Automatic: day/night routine
    • Party: keep comfort temperature
    • Away: short term absence
    • Vacation: long term absence


So what else can I automate or do using the OpenMotics platform you ask? Here’s a brief summary:
  • Switch any outlet
  • Open/close electric doors
  • Operate electric stores & shutters
  • Set heating valves
  • Control electric gates
  • Link ventilation to a humidity sensor
  • And much more!
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Power Measurement

You may think with power measurement being all the rage nowadays that we quickly threw in some shady power measurement functionality as a sales pitch, but you’d be heavily mistaken:

Detailed, Real-time & Historical data

All measured metrics are available on our Cloud Management Platform and include:

    • Real-time data from each sensor
    • Tag any single or combination of circuits to your liking (i.e. “Kitchen”, “Lighting”, etc.)
    • Detect heavy power consumers
    • Enter utilities cost and see the price per month
    • Historical data in kWh or cost: hourly, daily, monthly & yearly
    • Historical data split up per tag

Measured Metrics

    • True RMS Voltage (V)
    • Frequency (Hz)
    • True RMS current (A) per sensor
    • Real Power (W) per sensor
    • Apparent Power (VA) per sensor
    • Power consumption (kWh) per sensor
    • Power factor (%) per sensor

Compact & easily installed

Each Power Module (which provides the power measurement functionality) is designed to be as compact as possible but still boasts up to 8 current sensors. Our sensors have a split core which allow you to mount them to the designated circuit disconnecting cables. The module accepts 1 phase 110v-230V power input.

And much more

There are too many home automation platforms out there that praise their comfort functions and power measurement capabilities but forget the bottom line: the operational cost. With energy costs on the rise, low power systems are the way to go and so we created our system with this in mind. For instance, our Output Module only uses bi-stable relays which basically means that the relay only uses power during the “click” itself, while regular relays consume power continuously when toggled on. And since the fuse box is typically not visible at all times all LEDs will turn off after a while. Combine that with power efficiency thought through to the component level and we can safely say that an OpenMotics system only uses 20% of a typical installation.
The OpenMotics hardware and Cloud Management platform are easily installed and configured. Using the step-by-step setup wizard you’ll have your switches linked to your lights, heating plans set up, moods created and floor plans uploaded in no time. The hardware components have been designed to be easily cabled and mounted so feel free to do it yourself. Don’t forget to check your local regulations and take the necessary precautions as this includes working in your fusebox. Don’t let this put you off though; we’re here to help you every step of the way. And remember: safety first!
The more ways a home automation platform gets its input, the smarter it can be. With the available sensors we’ve made sure to place another set of possibilities at your fingertips. Temperature sensors that feed the Thermostats that in turn control the heating valves. Humidity sensors that will let the system know when to automatically turn on the fan and when to turn it off again. And last but not least light sensors that tell the system whether or not an external light source is present.
All of the OpenMotics hardware has been designed with the user in mind. Why have large, expensive modules with many capabilities when you’ll ever only a fraction of them? We believe simple & transparent better fits the needs of our users and that’s why we choose to have compact and straightforward hardware instead. Typically you’ll find that each module has its own dedicated function and off course you can add modules whenever required.
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Have a craving for more info & specifications?

The OpenMotics Wiki contains all the detailed technical specifications and info to set up, build and customize your installation. Being an open source platform the PCBs, source code, gerbers and BOM lists are all available
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