Thoughts on moving from hodgepodge SaaS IoT to all Zigbee/Zwave?

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on reddit.com/r/homeautomation

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  • Tasmota

    Alternative firmware for ESP8266 with easy configuration using webUI, OTA updates, automation using timers or rules, expandability and entirely local control over MQTT, HTTP, Serial or KNX. Full documentation at

    Tasmota for mostly switches (you may be able to flash some of your devices to Tasmota)

  • esphome

    ESPHome is a system to control your ESP8266/ESP32 by simple yet powerful configuration files and control them remotely through Home Automation systems.

    ESPHome for mostly cheap sensors

  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

  • WLED

    Control WS2812B and many more types of digital RGB LEDs with an ESP8266 or ESP32 over WiFi!

    WLED for led light strips

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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