I've been looking at home automation plugs as I would like to switch some items on/off without any human involvement. All the plugs I can find say they work with Alexa / google or some such cloud based app. Does any one know if it is possible to communitate with these wifi devices with out having to use a smart phone etc. Idealy I would want to make them turn on or off via a ssh or curl command without having to open a port to the big bad world on my router or create a google account.
I use Sonoff devices and flash tasmota onto these tasmota.github.io/docs/. Happy to assist if you'd like to have a chat or meet? I use HA.io on a PI for the automation parts, I don't have any listening devices for security reasons.