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The Best Hardware Guides for Your Home Assistant

Home Assistant not only needs hardware to run on. Once you get started you’ll soon find yourself wanting to wall-mount tablets, install security cameras, and integrate every appliance in your home. Here I will cover all things hardware, that somehow relate to Home Assistant.

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.

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.

The best Wi-Fi temperature and humidity sensors for Home Assistant

Wi-Fi temperature and humidity sensors do not require a hub. They connect directly to an access point and configured using a built-in web server or an app.

The best Bluetooth temperature and humidity sensors for Home Assistant

Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) has similar properties to Zigbee: It uses the same 2.4 GHz radio frequencies and consumes very little power.

The best physical Wi-Fi smart buttons for Home Assistant

In this article, you will find the best physical Wi-Fi smart buttons for use with Home Assistant. But be warned, there aren’t many.

The best physical Z-Wave smart buttons for Home Assistant

A list of the best Z-Wave smart buttons that are compatible with Home Assistant and can be used to adjust lights, set scenes, and much more.

The best physical Zigbee smart buttons for Home Assistant

While you could use your smartphone and the Home Assistant dashboard to achieve the same thing, starting a script, turning on a light, or setting a scene using smart buttons can be more intuitive.

The best Wi-Fi door/window sensors for Home Assistant

The devices featured in this list of the best Wi-Fi door/window sensors for Home Assistant don’t need any hubs and can be directly connected to Wi-Fi.

The best Zigbee door/window sensors for Home Assistant

Zigbee door/window sensors are grand additions to a smart home. They can be used to set off Home Assistant automations and as conditions in scripts.

The best tablet to display your Home Assistant dashboard (2021 update)

If you want a truly smart home you need to have a wall-mounted tablet to control and observe everything. Find out which tablet is best for your Home Assistant dashboard.