Home Assistant Cloud Access – NGINX

Setting up your Home Assistant for Cloud Access The goal of this is to setup Hass.io 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 - https://github.com/actions-on-google/actions-on-google-nodejs... 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 Hass.io using my a Raspberry Pi 3 B+. Hass.io 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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