Self-hosted software guides
Self-hosting, the concept in which you host your own applications and data. When self-hosting, you know exactly how your data is managed and stored. While it does add extra complexity in comparison to many cloud services, self-hosting is the way to go if you want to be in control and you value your privacy. For example, all you need to set up Google Drive is a Google Account. Nextcloud is a self-hosted alternative to cloud storage and does require you to install and manage it.
Here you will find guides on all kinds of self-hosted software. Some are related to Home Assistant and others might not be. I do try my best to integrate all my self-hosted software with Home Assistant and if possible, I will detail how I achieved that.
The decision on whether to go with Zigbee2MQTT or ZHA isn’t an easy one. I hope that this comparison will help you come to a decision.
This guide will tell you how to optimise the 2.4 GHz band, which Zigbee and Wi-Fi use, in your smart home.
A chair occupancy sensor might sound like a gimmick at first but there are some actually useful use-cases once you start to think about it.
In a Zigbee network, a group is a collection of endpoints such as multiple lightbulbs. They can be used to reduce Zigbee traffic.
One aspect of Zigbee2MQTT is about to be a lot more user-friendly. Zigbee2MQTT is finally getting a web dashboard.