I would like to set up some basic automation, with simple relays, switches and sensors, avoiding any proprietary setups. I'm looking for longevity, not app controlled, or anything requiring third-party infrastructure.
Power switching is the most immediate requirement, but it seems everything requires an app these days, and Ethernet-connected PDU units lack the convenience of a plug-through solution. When I build my own place they may be an option, but for now I'm limited to plug-in solutions.
Are there any switching units available which I can control simply via HTTP(S) or other common protocols? I don't mind binary protocols as long as they are properly documented, but I'd prefer open standards. Security isn't a significant concern, the devices will be on their own network.