Home Assistant and Automation

by Pete 8 minutes read

Discover how to automate comprehensive system burn-in tests using the Phoronix Test Suite in our step-by-step guide. Enhance your Linux system’s reliability and performance with efficient testing strategies that save time and resources.

by Pete 13 minutes read

Discover how to streamline your Linux system updates with our guide on setting up automated monitoring using a BASH script, a web server, and Home Assistant. Learn to automate updates and display results on a dashboard, enhancing system management and security.

by Pete 7 minutes read

Presence detection is a fundamental aspect of smart home automation. Knowing who is home and when they arrive or leave allows you to create personalized and efficient experiences. In this guide, we’ll explore how to achieve robust presence detection using Nmap, OPNsense, and …

by Pete 13 minutes read

Discover how to enhance your home automation system with HolyIoT Bluetooth beacons. This comprehensive guide covers everything from setting up ESPHome configurations to creating effective automations, ensuring reliable and precise device tracking. Upgrade your smart home setup for better stability and extended battery …

by Pete 12 minutes read

Discover how to integrate Xiaomi Mi Door and Window sensors with Home Assistant using ESPHome. Follow our easy guide to enhance your home security system with reliable, cost-effective solutions.

by Pete 4 minutes read

The Linux terminal is a powerhouse of productivity, and mastering it goes beyond just knowing commands. Familiarizing yourself with essential keyboard shortcuts can significantly enhance your efficiency and streamline your workflow. In this guide, we’ll uncover a collection of must-know Linux terminal shortcuts …

by Pete 16 minutes read

We’ll show you how to create a Bluetooth device tracker with Home Assistant and ESPHome. ESPHome is a powerful and easy-to-use firmware for ESP32 boards that allows you to create custom sensors and devices. We’ll be using ESPHome to create a Bluetooth sensor …

by Pete 8 minutes read

In this post, I’ll run through my integrations that I use on a daily / hourly basis and also I try to explain what integrations are, how you get them and also the different types of integrations.

by Pete 6 minutes read

In this post, we’ll explore some of the most useful add-ons available for Home Assistant, including the ones that I have installed on my own Home Assistant setup.