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 easily integrate Tasker with Home Assistant

In this guide I will be showing you how to connect Tasker, the most popular automation app for Android, with Home Assistant.

Find an air quality monitor in your neighbourhood with Sensor.Community

The citizen science project Sensor.Community relies on those interested in highlighting the current state of our air quality.

How to adjust the size of the home zone in Home Assistant

A short guide on how to change the radius of the home zone in Home Assistant and thus reducing its size.

Track the sun’s elevation with this new gorgeous custom card

A Home Assistant community member has coded and published a custom card for Home Assistant that will display the sun’s elevation.

Home Assistant will soon natively integrate with motionEye

The next release of Home Assistant Core, version 2021.5, which is due to be released next week, will be able to natively integrate with motionEye.

ESP-01S, ESP-07S, ESP-12F… The many Ai-Thinker modules with ESP8266 inside compared

ESP-XX modules from Ai-Thinker are popular with enthusiats due to their low cost and small size

A Home Assistant Lovelace card for LG ThinQ washers and dryers

There is now an LG ThinQ washer and dryer custom card available for the Home Assistant dashboard which mimics the device’s physical controls.

A new battery state card for Home Assistant is finally here

With the Lovelace Battery Entity being stale, we now finally have an alternative way of monitoring batteries in Home Assistant: The Battery State Card.

Location-based actions on a Philips Hue dimmer switch

Using Node-RED, ESP-32 boards, and an iBeacon, you can execute room-dependant commands by pushing a button on the Philips Hue dimmer switch.

Setting up an Aqara Cube in Home Assistant using a Blueprint

This short guide will show you how to add and configure a Blueprint in Home Assistant.