You don’t always need expensive solutions to get started with home automation. Take the Domotics Kit for instance. It is an automation, security, and energy monitoring solution based on Arduino, Udoo, and Raspberry Pi. This open platform helps you get your devices working together to better serve you.
Domotics will be compatible with iOS, Android, and Windows platforms. You get various radio modules and sensors to get started. With KOSMO, you can gather info about your energy consumption. Like what you see? You can find out more on Kickstarter.