Ok so this is my thread to discuss integrating IOThermostat with an existing home automation setup as mentioned here , in my case OpenHAB but considering IOThermostat uses Mqtt for its control I cant see why this cant be used in other home automation.
I have several Temp sensors that speak to OpenHAB and it would be great to have them update the temp average on IOThermostat ( mainly because I had to install a HestiaPI on a wall with heating pipes running behind, this provides an inaccurate temp reading ).
I would also like IOThermostat to communicate it humidity and pressure readings with OpenHAB as a minimum but Ideally being able to control IOThermostat from OpenHAB would be the real end goal.
@janbonne I’ve done a bit of research and I’ve found this regarding a Mqtt bridge, that allows brokers to talk to each other, I would like to make both HestiaPI thermostat brokers talk to the openHAB ‘main broker’. In my understanding it allows a broker to subscribe to itself and to another broker as if it were a client, my concern is might this break IOThermostat? as IOThermostats setup relies so heavily on its broker to function.
here is the mosquitto.conf, find the section for configuring a bridge .
any thoughts ?