How to Install Domoticz on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Domoticz on Your Synology NAS

Domoticz is a Home Automation System that lets you monitor and configure various devices like: Lights, Switches, various sensors/meters like Temperature, Rain, Wind, UV, Electra, Gas, Water and much more. Notifications/Alerts can be sent to any mobile device.  In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Domoticz on your Synology NAS using Docker.

Note: This guide works perfectly with the latest Domoticz 2022.1 release.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Install Docker Synology DSM 7

  • STEP 3

Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it domoticz. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.

Domoticz Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Domoticz Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Domoticz. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=domoticz \
-p 7087:80 \
-e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \
-e WWW_PORT=80 \
-v /volume1/docker/domoticz:/opt/domoticz/userdata \
--privileged \
--restart always \

Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ. (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)

Domoticz Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Domoticz Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Domoticz” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Domoticz – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Domoticz Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:7087 Click on Hardware to add a new device. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Domoticz Synology NAS Set up 6

  • STEP 10

Select your hardware then click Add. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Domoticz Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run Domoticz container over an HTTPS check How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: How to Add USB Support on DSM 7.

Note: You can easily change the admin user and password by clicking the 3 dots at the top right in homebridge home.
: Find out how to update Domoticz container with the latest image.
Note: I recommend you use Reverse Proxy to allow Homebridge to work over an HTTPS connection.
Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.
Note: How to Schedule Start & Stop For Docker Containers.
Note: How to Activate Email Notifications.
Note: How to Add Access Control Profile on Your NAS.
Note: How to Change Docker Containers Restart Policy.
Note: How to Use Docker Containers With VPN.
Note: Convert Docker Run Into Docker Compose.
Note: How to Install Homebridge Without Docker.
Note: How to Clean Docker.
Note: Some Docker Containers Need WebSocket.

This post was updated on Saturday / July 23rd, 2022 at 1:06 AM