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Hey everyone!

👋 My name is Pierre-Gilles Leymarie. I’m 24 years old, and since 5 years, I’m building an open-source Home Automation software, Gladys, for completely free on GitHub!

⭐️ My dream is to enable anyone to have his own Jarvis at home, like in Iron Man, without having to install a closed and cloud based solution.

🚀 My long term goal for Gladys, is that it becomes one of the most used open-source platform in Home Automation.

To achieve this goal, I need YOU!

Before summer 2018, I was working as Lead Back-End Engineer in a YC startup.

My dream was to work on open-source more seriously, and to make Gladys my main activity.

So in August 2018, I left my job and started working full-time on Gladys.

During 3 months, I worked really hard to built a new product: the Gladys Gateway.

I noticed there was a main problem with Gladys: It’s easy to access your Raspberry Pi installation when you are at home, but when you are outside it’s hard to make Gladys publicly accessible without having security issues: bot trying to hack your Raspberry Pi, that kind of creepy stuff.

So I thought about it, and decided to build the Gladys Gateway: The first End-To-End Encrypted Gateway for Home Automation. It’s a web base UI accessible at that allows you to control your Gladys instance from anywhere in the world, without having to open your local network to the public, so your Raspberry Pi stays safe.

The main feature of this Gateway is that all communications between your Gladys and the web UI are end-to-end encrypted.

And today, I’m happy that the Gladys Gateway is now LIVE 🚀

I decided to create a Package, the Gladys Community Package, that allows you to:

🌎 Access the Gladys Gateway for you and your family/friends

💬 Access our Private Slack so you can exchange with the community

💪 Support this open-source project, help me cover the costs, and help me live from my project!

This package is available at 9.99€/month, and you can cancel at anytime of course!

Thanks for all who already pre-ordered the package, your support helped me develop this Gateway during 3 months, and it only happened thanks to your support 🙏

See you soon on Gladys community!

Pierre-Gilles Leymarie

Introducing the Gladys Community Package

The best way to start with Gladys and contribute to the project

Access to Gladys Gateway

An End-to-End Encrypted Gateway to access your Gladys anywhere in the world.

Access our private Slack

Chat with Gladys community and participate to our next development!


The first 100 subscribers will receive some Gladys Stickers, and maybe win awesome gifts

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“The speed of the Gladys Gateway is astonishing“

— Piznel, Gladys contributor

Gladys Gateway

An End-To-End Encrypted Web Gateway for Gladys

Security & Privacy.

When you install Gladys on a Raspberry Pi, Gladys is only accessible on your local network. To access Gladys from the outside, I created the Gladys Gateway: an End-to-End Encrypted Gateway accessible from anywhere in the world. Like Telegram, but for Home Automation.

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Invite your family and friends

Send an invite in one-click to your family and friend to give them access to your home control. Revoke access when you want, you are the administrator.

Soon: Third-party integration

This Gladys Gateway will help us develop more easily some third-party integrations that needs a server to receive webhooks, like Amazon Alexa, Google Home, Siri. It will help us send notification on iOS and Android as well.

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Who Am I ?

  • My name is Pierre-Gilles Leymarie and I founded Gladys 5 years ago!

    My initial goal was to build my own jarvis for my student appartment. I open-sourced it, and it became a well-known home automation software used by thousands of users.

    Today, you're more than 35 000 having downloaded Gladys, and figures are growing everyday. Thanks for supporting the project 🙂

Join Gladys Community now - Receive Gifts

“The speed of the Gladys Gateway is astonishing“

— Piznel, Gladys contributor
Why should I subscribe to the Gladys Community Package?

You want to interact with a passionnate home automation community? Understand better how Gladys works? Access Gladys from anywhere in the world? Support open-source and a passionate indie maker? This package is made for you!

Can I unsuscribe at any time?

Of course! Gladys is an open-source project, not a creepy organization 😄 If you want to unsubscribe, you can do it in one click from the Gladys Gateway. If only all subscriptions were like that...

Satisfied or reimbursed?

Of course! If you are not satisfied with the service, just email me and I'll reimburse you without any questions. Feel free to explain what you didn't like so I can improve the service 🙂

Can you explain how end-to-end encryption works here?

I took a lot of time to read about state of the art End-To-End Encryption. I read Apple Security White Paper about iMessage E2E encryption feature. I read Dashlane White paper, read and talked with Insomnia Founder, and read about ProtonMail implementation of the Remote Secure Password protocol.

The Gladys Gateway encrypts all your messages using AES-GCM 256bits algorithm and a unique key generated at each message. This key is then encrypted using RSA-OAEP 2048bits algorithm and the public key of your Gladys instance. Finally, the message is signed with the ECDSA P-256 Algorithm and bundled with an expiry date to avoid Replay Attack. On Gladys side, the user have to validate each new user public key to avoid Man In The Middle attack. With those securities, even if the Gladys Gateway is compromised, the attacker cannot control your Gladys instance because he doesn't have your private key.

Why is the Gladys Community Package not free?

Gladys and all its modules, the Gladys Gateway, the website: everything is 100% open-source and free to use.
But open-source doesn't mean that I don't have any recurring costs on my side: servers, domains, community, email services, subscriptions, hardwares... Without counting my time on the project now that Gladys is my main activity.

This project respects your privacy, and therefore can live only from theses contributions. Each subscription helps me make the project even better, and prove the world that a privacy-first and open-source alternative is possible! 🚀

Are you developing more features for Gladys and the Gateway?

Of course! The more contributors there are on this package, the more I'm able to invest on Gladys. For example, last month I paid a professional designer to work on the brand identity of Gladys. We all agree that the work he did is incredible, and it's only thanks to contributions that I was able to pay this designer.

In fact, Gladys it's a little bit like a decentralized company, where the boss, it's you! Thanks to this business model, all decisions are made in order to favorize users, not investor or advertisers.

You have questions? Send me a tweet at @pierregillesl!