Basic minimal configuration of Home Assistant (Hass.IO variant)

Plugins First, go to your Profile’s settings and turn on Advanced mode : Next, select Supervisor from the menu on the left. Then go to Add-on Store. Search for mqtt and install the Mosquitto broker plugin. Now you can go in plugin’s Configuration tab and configure it. When you’re done, go back to Info tab and select Start. Make sure that Start on boot is also selected. If there are some errors, you can always go to Log and inspect

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Home assistant on Raspberry PI as

General info You might not want to tinker around with docker installation, even though I find it more flexible. In this case, there’s another way, much more user-friendly, that does not involve a lot of shell commands. It’s called I will not cover here the basic installation of the image, just make sure you pick the right one and install it, following these instructions. After you install it, connect the RPi via ethernet and access it through homeassistant.local:8123 in

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Bluetooth Low Energy ( BLE ) sensors into Home Assistant (or any other platform, actually)

General In this tutorial we will use ESP32 board as a gateway between Bluetooth sensors ( Xiaomi LYWSD03MMC LCD configured here, but should work with anything else, too ) and Home Assistant’s MQTT server ( You can use any other platform instead of Home Assistant, of course). You can check some of the supported BLE sensors here. Prerequisites: ESP32 development board ( you can buy any on ). This is needed in order to directly access BLE sensors. Home

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Home Assistant – docker installation

I will describe quickly how to set-up and prepare RPI4 for Home Assistant. We will use this as a base to install docker and configure everything. You can use the imager from here , but use the lite image. You don’t need the desktop version. Install Raspberry OS Don’t forget to update and upgrade all packages: apt update && sudo apt upgrade , then reboot. When you first boot, you can configure the system with sudo raspi-config Don’t forget to

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Home Assistant – installation

We’ll look into two ways to install Home Assistant – via docker and on Raspberry Pi. The first method is great if you have a spare linux server ( like I do – I’ve an dual processor server with 48 gb of ram which is a home of almost 30 docker images ). This method is also for more advanced users. But don’t worry – I’ll guide you through it 🙂 Click here to follow the docker installation guide The

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Home assistant – the journey begins :)

I haven’t made a new post in a while. However, I’ve been busy with home automation. I’ve had multiple issues with Domoticz – it always stopped working randomly and I had to reboot it. This has resulted in a really unstable home automation system 🙁 So I’ve decided to take a plunge and replace it. With Home Assistant. I’ve done this on two systems and so far – LOVE it. I currently have zero issues with it and it really

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