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Thinking about using Magic Mirror as a home automation system status screen

  • I’ve been looking for a simple way to build a dashboard for the home automation system I wrote, even if worst case it’s just a good example of node.js programming to start from. I previously looked at NODE-RED, but found that it had some limitations that rule it out.

    One big requirement for me is to be able to display images - for example if a motion detector outside trips I get a MQTT notification on a topic and I’d like to be able to display a picture on the mirror taken from the camera in that area. The image could be the entire background of the display, or it could be in a window.

    Is anyone aware of any examples where someone has used MM in a home monitoring type situation? I would assume this sort of thing has been done before.