If you are using Home Assistant, either via a virtual machine or directly on a desktop computer, the best way to shut down Home Assistant without causing inconsistencies is to gracefully shut down the host.
Are you having issues with Tuya integration on Home-Assistant? Well, unfortunately, some versions of HA cause it to stop receiving updates to sensors/devices (lights, air condition, etc.).
Most of the time, reloading the integration via the HA interface solves the problem, but what if it’s needed a few times a day?
Until it’s fixed, I recommend to you add a reload automation to this integration (or any other for that matter, that misbehaves as such).
Not much is commonly known about the importance of the quality of the air we breathe. Unfortunately, probably most of our time is spent in places that do not have clean air. This can be our home (yes! a lot of pollutants are found in-door), office, car or even our back yard.
One of the features of Shelly smart relays and devices is the ability to sever the connection from the physical switch from the actual relay. This opens the possibility to control the switch itself without starting the relay. For instance, you can use the physical switch to turn on another device or service.
One of the most powerful abilities of Home Assistant is the ability to easily create automation based on the current location of our home users.
For instance, start the vacuum cleaner and 9:00 am, only if you’re not home.
This of course can be done with the built-in automation editor, but the condition for the scenario can be rather long, particularly if there is more than one person in the house.
Building a smart gas sensor for your home is an easy and fun project, which can also help to prevent serious damage. The gas plumbing in my house is rather old, and even though it is checked regularly by professionals from the gas company when they come to replace the gas tanks, I still want […]
This seems like a topic that has a lot of cover on the internet, and many sites have code snippets for connecting ESP8266 to WiFi networks, however, after using a lot of ESP8266 in my projects I want to recommend my own take on how to achieve this.
Motivation for this project
Every time I add a new device (IOT, server or other) to my home network, I want to make sure that I can rely on it to do its job and keep being connected.
When a device has a critical part to play in my home or office, I want to be alerted when it fails or if it disconnects from the network/internet.