Tag: IOT

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

Phyn Plus – Smart Water Shutoff Device

Phyn Plus – Smart Water Shutoff Device

Leak detection in a smart home is not very sexy. These are usually devices that are put around the house under sinks, near water heaters ... 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

SONOS ends support for legacy speaker devices

SONOS ends support for legacy speaker devices

Today, Sonos (makers of high end connected smart speakers) announced it will phase out support for its legacy speakers and products.  The planned sunsetting of ... 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

Are your Wyze Devices Safe?

Are your Wyze Devices Safe?

In the past few days, reports of a Wyze data breach have emerged.   It was first reported in a blog post by Twelve Security where ... Read More