Tag: Home Assistant

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

Using IFTTT with Alexa Routines (Plus Home Assistant!)

Using IFTTT with Alexa Routines (Plus Home Assistant!)

This week, Amazon Alexa Routines received two really nice upgrades.  The first was the ability to name your Routines something.  A small enhancement but super ... Read More

What happens if the Wink Platform goes out of business?

What happens if the Wink Platform goes out of business?

The Verge recently reported that the company that owns the Wink Smart Home platform is running out of money.   The company i.am+ owned by Will.i.am ... Read More

How to fix your Pi-Hole integration with Home Assistant

How to fix your Pi-Hole integration with Home Assistant

My Pi Hole has been broken for a while now.  Not the actual Pi Hole service but the integration with Home Assistant.  For a few ... Read More

Adding Days Until Sensor to my Home Assistant Speech routines

Adding Days Until Sensor to my Home Assistant Speech routines

A few videos and posts ago, we made a new Holiday sensor that would use Wolfram Alpha API to give us the days until a ... Read More

How to Build Home Assistant Sensors using Wolfram Alpha

How to Build Home Assistant Sensors using Wolfram Alpha

This weekend I decided to dig into some of my todo list items that have had sitting for a long while.  This particular one was ... Read More

How to add an SSL Certificate to Home Assistant (the old fashioned way)

How to add an SSL Certificate to Home Assistant (the old fashioned way)

So this blog post is mainly for ME to reference in about a year when I have to do this process again.   The certificate I ... Read More