Home Assistant Person Detection (Deepstack AI Tutorial)

Smart home artificial intelligence may sound like something from the future, even in 2020. However the future is here and person, object and facial detection are easily accessible to the Home Assistant platform! In this tutorial we will walk through the process of setting up the Deepstack artificial intelligence platform, in order to detect the…

What Can I Do With Home Assistant? (7 Awesome Ideas!)

Looking to join the amazing Home Assistant ecosphere and wondering what sort of things it can do besides turn on a bulb? Or perhaps you already use Home Assistant and would like some more awesome ideas? There is no doubt that Home Assistant is a powerful tool for smart home automation. Whether you are new…

Help! Home Assistant Won’t Restart! (7 Possible Solutions)

Are you trying to access your Home Assistant user interface but no matter how long you wait, your browser just keeps you hanging on the error screen? Don’t worry help is on hand! Everyone who has become proficient in Home Assistant configuration has been in this position and I know how frustrating and worrying it…

How To Turn Off A Switch In X Minutes Using Home Assistant

Looking for a simple and easy to understand solution for a timed smart light or smart switch? In this tutorial you can learn how to add a simple timer to any service in Home Assistant with user adjustable time. With Home Assistant you can create a neat little slider in the user interface in just…

Home Assistant Push Button Dimmer (Simple Template Tutorial)

Wondering how to transform a boring on/off light switch into an awesome dimmer? This tutorial will teach you how to incrementally increase the brightness of a light each time you push a button. If you are looking for a simple introduction to the power of templating in Home Assistant then this tutorial is definitely for…

How To Add ESPHome To Home Assistant (Step-by-Step Tutorial)

If you are using Home Assistant then no doubt you have heard of ESPHome, but what is it? How can it benefit you and how can it be added to Home Assistant? This in-depth tutorial covers everything you need to know, so let’s get started! ESPHome is a powerful bit of software that allows custom…

Top 5 Mistakes Home Assistant Beginners Make (And How To Avoid Them)

New to Home Assistant and looking for some great advice? Not so long ago I was also new to the platform and those initial pitfalls are still fresh in my mind! Now I am comfortably past the initial learning curve I can safely say that once you master Home Assistant, it is truly a marvelous…

How To Install Home Assistant On Raspbian (Raspberry Pi)

Ever found the standard installation of Home Assistant frustrating because you cannot access the root? Want the freedom to run other services on your Pi and access the bash prompt as normal? What you need is the Home Assistant Raspbian installation. If you are new to Home Assistant (and want the add-on store) or you…

Home Assistant Face Recognition (Facebox Step-by-step Guide)

Did you know that Home Assistant can give your doorbell super powers? Proximity sensors are so last season! Get your doorbell to recognise the person at the door and send you a notification telling you who is there. Or what about presence detection using your existing security cameras?! With the Facebox integration you can give…