Home Assistant Alerts

This is a written walk through of my recent Alerts video, so if you haven’t checked that out, you can find it over on Youtube at  https://youtu.be/gluji2_uYws Alerts in Home Assistant are simply prebuilt automations that can deliver notifications. And they allow you to quickly build an automation that triggers on a condition, and then… Continue reading Home Assistant Alerts

Randomized Lighting in Home Assistant

I recently did a video on how to setup randomized lighting to simulate human presence over on my YouTube channel. If you haven't checked that out, you should watch it first. In this post I walk you through how I set up this randomized lighting effect in more detail. There are other ways to do… Continue reading Randomized Lighting in Home Assistant

Monitor the Crypto Market with Home Assistant

I am not financial expert, and as I see it getting into Cryptocurrency carries a lot of risk, but for those willing to throw caution into the wind, Home Assistant can help you on your flight to the moon. Recently the Home Assistant contributors updated the Coinbase integration to use the Integration flow via the… Continue reading Monitor the Crypto Market with Home Assistant

Improve Home Assistant User Experience With Helpers

My smart home journey has not always been smooth. In fact there have been times my great ideas didn’t quite work out. And by not quite work out, I mean the automation or script I built had a mind of its own and turning it off required fumbling through the developers tools panel while trying… Continue reading Improve Home Assistant User Experience With Helpers

Using Home Assistant Automations to Create a Haunted House

One of the cool things you can do in Home Assistant is randomize the actions of your automations. While this could be used for some super practical like creating a vacation protocol that randomizes which lights turn on or off thats not what I did. I created a haunted house for Halloween because who doesn't… Continue reading Using Home Assistant Automations to Create a Haunted House