Sonoff RF Bridge with PIR Sensors

Overview This is to help setup and document reed sensors using a Sonoff RF Bridge with PIR Sensors integrated into Home Assistant. My Gear Sonoff RF Bridge 433 Mhz Wifi - Sonoff PIR Motion Sensor Wireless Dual Infrared Detector 433Mhz RF - KERUI Avantgarde Door Windows Detector -     Sonoff Commands Use... Continue Reading →

Home Assistant Cloud Access – NGINX

Setting up your Home Assistant for Cloud Access The goal of this is to setup on a Raspberry Pi that allows external access to our home automation hub. This enables me to manage it away from my home and integrate with cloud services. Components Involved Home Assistant (Home Automation Hub) Duck DNS account (a... Continue Reading →

Google Action requests from Google Assistant

Configuring Google Assistant, Home Assistant, and Node-Red   Google Assistant is Google's personal assistant that provides the voice recognition and natural language processing behind Google's Android and Home devices. Google Actions allow you to build conversational agents that interact with the user using a query-response conversation style.   References Node.js Google Client Library - Continue Reading →

Setting up NodeMCU 8266

Getting Started with setting up the NodeMCU 8266 board Site: The CP210x USB to UART Bridge Virtual COM Port (VCP) drivers are required for device operation as a Virtual COM Port to facilitate host communication with CP210x products. These devices can also interface to a host using the direct access driver. These drivers are static examples detailed... Continue Reading →

Configuring Home Assistant

Configuring Home Assistant This guide applies only if you’ve installed Home Assistant via If you’ve used any other install method then see here instead. Home Assistant stores its configuration in a file called configuration.yaml. A default one is created when Home Assistant is started for the first time. Some of the things in the configuration file can... Continue Reading →

Automate Home Assistant

When your devices are set up, it’s time for automation. Home Assistant offers a few built-in automations – Use the automation component to set up your own rules, for the most part. If you added a random sensor in the previous step then you can use that sensor for your very first automation: automation: - alias: Check sensor... Continue Reading →

1. Installing Home Assistant My goal of this guide is to capture the installation process of using my a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. is a solution that turned my Raspberry Pi and "smart" devices into a centralized home automation hub. I also approached the architectural design around relying less on cloud and various apps required.... Continue Reading →

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