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A HASS wireless (Zigbee,Zwawe,WifFi) hardware setup selection

I have been using the Xiaomy Gateway v2 for over 10 years, mostly ZigBee sensors, buttons, power outlets and WiFi lights. It’s still ok, however, there starting to arise issues with vendor lock, ...
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Can I run Home Assistant natively on an old macbook?

I have an old macbook, that I don't use for anything. It sits on a shelf. It occurred to me that I could maybe run Home Assistant on it? But when I look at the install guide, and see they point to ...
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Getting Bluetooth 5.4 to work on HAOS (Home Assistant OS)

I'd like to use Bluetooth in my Smart Home setup, which is based on a Home Assistant green bridge and runs the latest HAOS (2024.3.1). According to https://github.com/home-assistant/operating-system/...
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HomeAssistant: Companion App sensors won't trigger automation

I use the latest version of app (2024.1.5-full) and HA (2024.3.0) and want to use the next alarm sensor as a trigger for an automation in HA. So I Enabled that sensor on the phone (it grabs the ...
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How to retrieve the Identity Resolving Key (IRK) of a bluetooth device on a windows PC

I'm trying to retrieve the IRK of a BLE device to use with Home Assistant's "Private BLE Device" integration, but I don't know where to find it. I've tried looking in the Device Manager and ...
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SSH into Home Assistant instance from anywhere

So I have Home Assistant running on an RPi-4. I have the instance running locally but I also have the cloud service through Nabo Casa. I have a sub-domain through my domain from google domain that I ...
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How can I install custom CA certificate to Sonoff NSPanel Pro?

I have installed a Home Assistant to Sonoff NSPanel Pro according to this guide: https://blakadder.com/android-panel-webview/ finally I installed the Home Assistant. When I tried to connect to my home ...
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Using a smart-relay or a smart-switch to automate smart lights

I have a couple of smart bulbs in my living area. I have a couple of presence sensors (with lux sensors) in the same room as well. I want to be able to automate the lights so that when someone walks ...
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How can I mitigate my energy monitor losing its accumulated totals?

I recently added a power monitor to our homelab, flashed it with ESPHome and configured some mini-graph-cards to visualise power and energy use. Everything looked good, until I started to see frequent,...
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Uploading Tasmota to Water Heater

I wish to use a new smart water heater with Tasmota. MCU is TYWE3S, and it has a ready made tutorial which was carried out as planned. Installation succeeded.. BUT after flahing and assmbling it all ...
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Input 24v Button with esp32 (or esp8266) with esphome

I'm trying to create a panel for my pool. I've searched for electronic valves, LEDs (for valves status) and buttons (for run an automation with HomeAssistant) For the valves and LEDs I think that ...
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Connecting Shelly i4 into existing circuit

I'm trying to connect a Shelly Plus i4 into an existing circuit by replacing a wall-switch. Getting it in there was no problem, but everything getting power is. Having it wired according to the ...
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How to control what actions are available for a device in Home Assistant?

How can I control what actions are available for a device in Home Assistant? I need activate the "brightness_move" action, but it does not seem to be available. The device is a Nordtronic ...
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Send custom commands with zigbee2mqtt

Is it possible to send custom commands with zigbee2mqtt? I have found that I can send commands with Mosquitto, but they don't seem to be transferred directly. I am trying to send the commands to a ...
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How to automatically dim the bathroom light at night with Home Assistant

I have a Nordtronic dimmer installed in the bathroom. It is connected to Home assistant via Zigbee, but it is also connected to the physical light switch. Is it possible to set this up, such that if I ...
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How to choose variable type when setting Home Assistant states from AppDaemon?

I have a calculated result from a Python/AppDaemon script running on Home Assistant. I want to display that calculated result on my HA/LoveLace dashboard, so I created a sensor from AppDaemon. ...
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Home Assistant Mosquitto Tasmota Device Socket Error

Home Assistant Mosquitto Tasmota Device Socket Error I have just completed a fresh install of Home Assistant OS 6.4 (core-2021.9.7 upgraded to 2021.10.0, supervisor-2021.09.6) on a Raspberry Pi 4, ...
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Check Home Assistant health

My Home Assistant (RPi4) keeps crashing. I'm not sure why, but I need to keep it running. My first plan was to task another computer on the network (I have many...) to ping the HA RPi4 every minute ...
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Can't Connect to ZigBee Devices (Raspberry Pi4, HomeAssistant, Docker-Compose, ConBeeII)

I'm stumped on this one - everything appears to be correctly configured and working properly...except that HomeAssistant can't discover any ZigBee devices. Adding the ConBee II appears to work just ...
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Google Assistant, custom command with a custom response

I'm looking for a way to reply on a custom command with a custom text in Google Assistant. E.g. "Hey Google, what's the temperature in my Living Room?" - "In your living Room you have ...
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In Home Assistant is it possible to make a button to cast/mirror audio to Google Home

Is it possible to make a button in home assistant that will cast my device's audio similar to the "Cast my audio" button in google home. I want this for apps that don't have their own cast ...
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Mosquitto broker stopped working in Hassio

My Mosquitto broker stopped working and I think it might have something to do with me trying to use the same Raspberry Pi to run Tuya Convert. I know Tuya Convert installs a bunch of stuff and I'm ...
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How to configure Home Assistant to get working SmartIR integration with Tasmota IR over MQTT?

Could someone help me to configure SmartIR, available on github to use with Tasmota over MQTT? I have installed the addon with HACS and have generic IR flashed with TasmotaIR (when aiming with remote ...
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MQTT device shows as offline in Home Assistant when connection is established

I'm trying to create a Garage door sensor / motor controller and connect it to my instance of Home Assistant. My broker is the local mosquito on the Raspberry pi. The device is a Wemos D1 mini with a ...
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Hassio won't connect dhcp

My home assistant setup died apparently due to a dead SD card so I downloaded the whole image, burned to a new card, and bought an RPi4 to load it up on. It seems to work fine (I can see the HASSIO ...
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Homeassistant Timezone Sync

My raspi knows when EDT (Eastern US Daylight Time) is active, HypriotOS/armv7: pirate@black-pearl in ~ $ date Thu Oct 17 10:27:27 EDT 2019 the docker container for homeassistant knows when EDT is ...
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Can I push data from Home Assistant to a webpage?

I've just started to set up a home assistant instance, and I'm thinking that I'd like a way to publish some of the data in a 'read-only' sort of sense to a cloud-hosted web page. Obviously, I could ...
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Dev version of ESPHOME missing libraries? [closed]

My ESPHOME (DEV edition 1.14.0) installation on my Home Assistant Lovelace setup (RPi) is showing spurious apparently CSS-related stuff on the main screen. On the log, I see the following: Any idea ...
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What are the conceptual differences and similarities between OpenHAB, Home Assistant and Node RED?

I have at home some ready-made sensors I bought and more custom ones will come, therefore I would like to collect all their data and to set rules/actions based on them. I looked into the various ...
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Zigbee and supporting devices - UK

I'm reasonably new into the smart home stuff and IoT's, but after some research I look to use something like HomeAssistant or OpenHAB. From what I'm reading you need bridges for specific devices, ...
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Where can I find the default configuration of Home Assistant?

I decided I should start version controlling my Home Assistant configuration, and want to commit the unedited config first to see what changes I already made. Can I find a complete copy unedited of ...
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If I want to integrate Innr with home assistant, does there need to be a component for it?

So I bought some "Innr" products, namely zigbee bulbs and plugs. For my hub, I decided to go the raspberry pi + hass.io route. After I bought everything however, I noticed, that there is actually no ...
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Issues including Fibaro's FGS-223

I'm struggling with my fgs-223, the device does not include or exclude, the only thing I succeeded is to hard reset it. This is a video of my trials, please tell me if anything is done wrong: https://...
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How does Homeassistant MQTT publish via POST [duplicate]

I am currently using Home Assistant MQTT publish service from this the link below Link: https://developers.home-assistant.io/docs/en/external_api_rest.html The URL is: https:///api/services/mqtt/...
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Posting data from a sensor into home assistant?

I see that home assistant supports making requests to a RESTful sensor (https://www.home-assistant.io/components/sensor.rest/). Is there a way to do the reverse? I.e. have a sensor initiate a rest ...
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What may cause error Platform not found: sensor.ping?

I am trying to setup a binary icmp sensor to see when my TV is on or off. I have added this to my configuration.yaml # Sensors sensor: #TCL - platform: ping host: 192.168.0.1 and I am getting ...
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Problem when discovering an emulated roku (on HA) from a Harmony Hub

This question also lives in the HA forum and r/homeassistant on Reddit I run HA on 10.10.1.1 (this is a container) and my WiFi is on 10.10.2.0/24. To this WiFi is connected a Harmony Hub. Following ...
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Controlling normal bulbs brightness using Sonoff devices

I am doing a home automation project in which I should be able to control the lights on/off but more than that, the brightness of the lights. I am using Home Assistant (not hassbian) and Node-Red ...
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How to trigger on solar noon in Home Assistant?

The sun component has sunset and sunrise events, but I would like to trigger on solar noon. This page tells me I can use the elevation for this. What number should I enter to achieve what I want?
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Send values from HomeAssistant to ESP8266 via MQTT

I would like to send values from the HomeAssistant to an ESP8266 via MQTT. I have already successfully done it the other way around (sending temperature values from the ESP to HomeAssistant via MQTT) ...
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How to monitor extra MQTT information with Home Assistant?

I am thinking out the software part of my home automation and was planning to use: MQTT as a backbone (this is a requirement as all my devices (ESPURNA based switches or my own devices) use MQTT as ...
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How do I use Home Assistant's Configurator with remote access?

I have: Raspberry PI 3 B+ Hassbian with Home Assistant And have created my own remote domain. Before I did that, I could easily use Configurator. But now, it just show me the Home Assistant login ...
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Which off-the-shelf wireless door/window sensor can I easily interface with Home Assistant?

I am thinking of setting up my own home security system using Home Assistant. For motion sensors I'm going to build Wi-Fi MQTT transmitters using the WeMos board. But for door sensors I want ...
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How to trigger updates to the yaml-files?

I'm a web developer with 10 years' experience who just started looking into home automation. I'm trying to figure out how to shorten the feedback loop while setting up my system. Currently, the best ...
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How can I handle IP addresses changing when the router reboots with Home Assistant?

I have setup multiple lamps and sensors in my Home Assistant configuration. However, I want to know how to best handle the following scenario. If there is a problem with my router or a power cut and ...
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Will Home Assistant's face recognition data be stored permanently in the cloud?

Home Assistant v0.37 includes face recognition: FACE RECOGNITION USING THE MICROSOFT FACE API @pvizeli has been on a roll with the image processing integrations. This time it’s the Microsoft Face API....
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