Tag: Home Assistant

Five Home Assistant Tips with the SuburbanNerd

Five Home Assistant Tips with the SuburbanNerd

Today, we collaborated with @SuburbanNerd to bring his Top 5 tips for getting the most out of Home Assistant. This is part of his Home ... Read More

My Home Assistant Vacuum Automation! Rescue Me Mode!

My Home Assistant Vacuum Automation! Rescue Me Mode!

This weekend, I finished up a project giving my Neato D7 Robot vacuum a voice in the house to alert us when it gets stuck. ... Read More

The Home Assistant Logbook

The Home Assistant Logbook

Here is a quick overview of how I use the Home Assistant Logbook for troubleshooting my automations and figuring out new ideas for things to ... Read More

Wink’s Crappy move to force a Subscription Plan on its existing users

Wink’s Crappy move to force a Subscription Plan on its existing users

Last week, Wink sent an email to all of its users to inform them that if they did not pay up $5 a month, Wink ... Read More

Fixing my Garadget Door Opener in Home Assistant

Fixing my Garadget Door Opener in Home Assistant

Recently my Garadget Garage Door opener started acting up. It turns out that there was an issue with the Username and Password functionality. The fix ... Read More

How to Add Webhooks to Home Assistant

How to Add Webhooks to Home Assistant

This weekend, I finally got around to fixing my IFTTT to Home Assistant WebHooks. Documented in issue #426. Webhooks and IFTTT can be used to ... Read More

Charter Home Security shuts down its service

Charter Home Security shuts down its service

Another cloud service is shutting down next month.  On February 5th, Charter (aka Spectrum) will be shutting down it’s Home Security service.  This smart home ... Read More

Save Money with Home Assistant and Nest – An Automation Example

Save Money with Home Assistant and Nest – An Automation Example

Sometime around Home Assistant Release 0.96, my favorite Nest automation broke.  The automation, which saved me tons of money, would turn off the first floor ... Read More

Smart Home Yule Log 2019

Smart Home Yule Log 2019

Merry Christmas everyone!  Wishing my friends, family, subscribers, readers, supporters and all of the folks that make up the smart home community a wonderful holiday! ... Read More

HassKit – Home Assistant Mobile UI for IOS and Google Android

HassKit – Home Assistant Mobile UI for IOS and Google Android

Recently, Dust Hoof released his version of a Home Assistant mobile app.  Called HassKit, it is available for both the Apple IOS and Google Android platforms.   ... Read More