Solutions and common use cases for powering home automation features

Smart Home Secure Device Signaling

Control and Monitor Connected Devices in the Home

How PubNub Powers the Smart Home

At the core of any home automation solution is the ability to control and monitor devices in realtime. PubNub makes it easy to allow users to trigger device interactions in milliseconds, monitor their devices when they’re away from the home, and sleep easy knowing their devices are secure.

Realtime Communication
Realtime Communication
Publish/Subscribe messaging with under 250ms latency worldwide
Bi-Directional Signaling
Bi-Directional Signaling
Remote device control through PubNub’s powerful API
Enterprise-Grade Security
Enterprise-Grade Security
Powerful TLS and AES encryption ensure message security from end-to-end
Push Notifications
Push Notifications and Alerts
Send realtime push notifications and alerts to mobile and web users
Ideal for Distributed Systems
Apps to Hub Connection
Seamlessly communicate between your client applications and home automation hub
Secure Device Provisioning
Secure Device Provisioning
Make your IoT device plug-and-play, even through home and business firewalls
Remote Firmware Upgrades
Remote Firmware Upgrades
Use secure, private channels to remotely upgrade firmware with no user action needed
Device Metadata Monitoring
Device Metadata Monitoring
Persistently track device metadata with PubNub Presence
Cross-platform messaging
Cross-Platform Messaging
Leverage our 70+ SDKs for embedded, browser, and server languages to get started right away
Decreased Time to Market
Decreased Time to Market
Don’t waste months of your team’s time architecting and maintaining a realtime infrastructure in-house

Home Automation: Raspberry Pi Smarthome

Want to see PubNub in action? Check out our Raspberry Pi smarthome model. Running on a Raspberry Pi Model B+, the house boasts seven embedded LEDs, weather sensors, and servos for remote triggered doors and windows, all remotely controlled from a web UI.

Getting Started: Building a Home Automation Solution

Adding secure, low latency, realtime communication to your home automation solutions with the PubNub API is as easy as:

Check out our basic Publish/Subscribe tutorial and see how the API works.
Sign up for a Pubnub account and get your keys. Our sandbox tier is free, so test away!
Download the SDK in the language of your choice ( we have 70+! )
Check out one of our full tutorials, or head over to the docs and build your app from scratch.

Resources to Control and Monitor Home Automation Devices in Realtime

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