August 2, 2021

A while ago I bought the Aquara door/window sensors from Xiaomi with a price tag of €40 for 4 sensors. The sensors are not only cheap but have an instantaneous response within homeassistant. The Aquara itself Most sensors are big and bulky, the aquara’s are small and beautiful With a size of only: 4.1 x […]

January 29, 2021

You probably came here because of my other post. Get-started The prerequisites for this zigbee network are: Up and running home assistant Zigbee bridge (I use ConbeeII) Other devices Setup Plug in the USB stick and go to the supervisor > System > hardware. This will show a list of hardware. For example “/dev/ttyACM0”, note […]

October 11, 2020

Presence detection for home assistant always feels like the holy grail. With your presence you can trigger actions and set variables. I am not spinning around this one so let’s get started Prerequisites In order to get this to work the fastest and easiest way we need to have the following in place. Home assistant […]

October 11, 2020

If you have Home assistant running with node-red and you have philips hue stuff in your house; you may think it can react slow sometimes. We can fix this very easily by installing the node-red hue magic package. Installing node-red hue magic To install hue magic you need to go to your node-red dashboard. head […]

October 6, 2020

Like many people I run my own smarthome; I always liked the tech you only saw in movies back in the day. Now, many years later I realized my “dream” and built myself a smart home. So what is a smart home? In my opinion; it’s a home where basic actions save you time and […]