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.

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

You should only consider the Gledopto Zigbee 3.0 LED Controller Pro

Previous versions of the Gledopto LED controllers had some serious flaws. Will these be fixed in the Gledopto Zigbee 3.0 LED Controller Pro?

Control Home Assistant from an Elgato Stream Deck

Using this plugin you can control Home Assistant entities using a Stream Deck. It even supports dynamic icons!

Track iPhones in room-assistant using Bluetooth Low Energy

A room-assistant companion app, which is currently in beta, allows those in the Apple ecosystem to benefit from everything BLE has to offer.

Which UK power strips can be flashed with Tasmota?

In this article, we will be looking at UK power strips that can be flashed with Tasmota. I will also give you my recommendation on which one to go with.

New RTSP firmware for the Wyze Cam V2 and Pan

A couple of days ago Wyze decided to once again show some love to those wanting to integrate their Wyze Cam V2 or Wyze Cam Pan with Home Assistant using RTSP.

Control your Google Nest Wifi hubs with Home Assistant

While there is an official Google Nest Wifi integration with Home Assistant, it leaves much to be desired. The unofficial Google Nest Wifi integration with Home Assistant is much better!

The Yeelight integration should be fixed in Home Assistant 0.118

It appears that Home Assistant version 0.118 has fixed the Yeelight integration.

Is the Wyze Cam (Pan, V2, V3) fully compatible with Home Assistant?

The Wyze Cam is a top-rated security camera not only due to its low price point. As things stand there is, unfortunately, no easy way of integrating the Wyze Cam V3 with Home Assistant.

The best physical 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.