OpenIoE is an open source project capable of retrieving and storing data from sensors with a web frontend to monitor and manage this sensor data. Currently, OpenIoE cannot act as a publisher and therefore cannot send control messages to sensors so as to change their settings. Therefore a user of OpenIoE cannot trigger a data collection from connected sensors immediately or in the future. Extending OpenIoE to support bi-directional pub-sub will enable it to send data collection requests to sensors. With this feature, OpenIoE will able to actuate sensors as necessary and thus act as a central platform from which a user can control their sensors as necessary.