The Best Home Assistant Guides

Despite the many improvements over the years, Home Assistant can be quite intimidating at first. To help you start your journey into the world of home automation, I’ve put together a number of guides. These guides cover Home Assistant integrations, hardware, and the web-based Lovelace dashboard.

Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform. As part of your smart home, Home Assistant will observe the state of your smart-devices, control all of your devices from a single interface, and make your home adjust to what you’re doing using automation.

How to control Home Assistant from the Windows system tray using HA Menu

To celebrate HA Menu becoming available on Windows, I will be showing you how to set it up and, once the setup is complete, how to use it.

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How to integrate the Wyze Robot Vacuum with Home Assistant

Using a custom component, you can control the Wyze Robot Vacuum with Home Assistant. This integration is much smarter than using a schedule.

How to integrate your Tesla electric car with Home Assistant

The Tesla Custom Integration for Home Assistant is a fork of the ceased official integration. It offers all the functionality you need, and perhaps even more.

The Area Card for Lovelace is an upcoming addition to the official selection

As the name suggests, the Area Card for Home Assistant’s Lovelace dashboard lets you view information and control devices of a defined area.

Integrating Airthings Wave Plus with Home Assistant using ESPHome

As of ESPHome 2021.9.0, you can easily integrate the Airthings Wave Plus, a CO2, VOC, and Radon sensor, with Home Assistant.

How to use the Mini Media Player card in Home Assistant

This guide will introduce you to the popular Mini Media Player custom card for the Home Assistant Lovelace dashboard.

The Garmin Connect integration with Home Assistant is now a custom component

The Garmin Connect integration with Home Assistant is now available as a custom component. This will let you view your health and fitness data.

How to turn an old Android smartphone in to a security camera with IP Webcam

Using the Android app IP Webcam, you can turn any old phone in to a security camera that integrates with Home Assistant.

The unofficial Wyze integration with Home Assistant is partially back

Wyze has allowed the development of the Home Assistant custom component to continue, but not without any serious restrictions.

Integrating Netgear WAX/WAC access points with Home Asssistant

This custom component allows you to integrate Netgear’s WA access points with Home Assistant. Tested are the WAX620, WAX610, and WAC510.