Is there any official way to configure Sonoff devices to talk with private home automation controllers (like OpenHAB, Home Assitant, tec.) instead of public cloud service that is used by eWeLink?
This page suggests that Sonoff is possible to work with MQTT:
"Sonoff - WiFi Wireless Smart Switch for MQTT COAP Smart Home"
How can I configure my Sonoffs to talk with MQTT broker hosted in my LAN? Later via MQTT it can be intergated with other applications.
I saw some alternative firmware projects, don't know how reliable they are, but is there anything official from ITEAD?
Hi. I would also like to hear about the MQTT integration. When will this be available? Thanks!
Me too, I want to use sonoff with FHEM.
I just wrote a blog post about how I put NodeMCU on my Sonoff, and I also included some LUA code to get it up and running easily. I have had the same code running on other ESP8266 based devices for over a half year, and so far I haven't had any issues.
Sonoff-MQTT-OTA looks really great.
Too bad that we have to solder pins to reflash.
If sonoff were delivered with an OTA feature, where we could choose the firmware url to upload from, it would be very nice. No need to solder to flash custom firmware.
Makes me wonder if any of the iTead people even bother reading anything on this forum. Very disappointing.
At least the RF versions can be controlled locally. I use Homeseer with an RFXtrx device controlling Sonoff 4CH Pro relays, which works well. Homeseer also provides local voice control options, so if you don't want to rely on internet links at all, you have alternatives to Alexa (which also works with HomeSeer).
Waiting to see if the Broadlink RF device will control Sonoff RF too.