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.
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.
Previous versions of the Gledopto LED controllers had some serious flaws. Will these be fixed in the Gledopto Zigbee 3.0 LED Controller Pro?
In this guide I’ll be showing you how to convert a readily available Aqara Water Leak Sensor into an instant rain meter.
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.