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 […]

January 26, 2021

Many years ago my smart home started with philips hue. As you may know, philips hue works on the zigbee protocol which enables meshing. Which let’s you connect further away devices. Although I really love philips hue and it’s bridge I need to connect more devices. Ooh the zigbee As one of my favorite youtubers […]

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 […]

October 2, 2020

I’m Dennis, 27 and IT professional. In 2012 I began my journey at the department of defense in comms where Me and my colleagues where responsible for the communications and IT infrastructure on domestic and foreign soil. We built fiber optic networks, servers based on windows server and phone communications network with HF. Back then […]

August 27, 2020

Every house has lights and device to turn on and off. But what is a smart home without switches, to turn on lights or other devices? Indeed, not much of a “smart home”. In this article we are going to talk about switches…. shelly smart switches Choices What options are out there? Shelly – wifi […]