The Inevitable SD Card Failure
At some point in your Home Assistant, or IT, existence, you are going to have an SD card failure. It's a fact of life that is unavoidable. What happens next depends on how well you have prepared for this terrible eventuality. When it comes to Home Assistant, you have easy
Automatic Home Assistant Dashboards
One of the great things about Home Assistant is the many different ways to create dashboards and interfaces that are useful for your specific use cases. In addition to creating these dashboards manually, Dwain Scheeren has created an integration called Dwains Lovelace Dashboard. This is touted as a "fully auto
The New Zwave JS to MQTT Interface - Full Install
Since my older video on zwaveJS2mqtt, a lot has changed in the UI so it is time for a video refresh. I'm going to cover installing the Home Assistant zwavejs2mqtt add-on and the Home Assistant integration that allows you to use the add-on. The integration bridges the gap between the
Home Assistant 2022.5
Home Assistant has released their monthly major update for May. The biggest change is in the settings (previously configuration) menus. This is a complete revamp of the original menu system. In addition, there are a lot of automation and script changes. Most notably, these are now available: * If-Then * Calendar Trigger
Build an Amazing Home Assistant Dashboard
No YAML required! Use mushroom cards and only the UI in Home Assistant to build a great-looking and easy-to-use dashboard for your most important entities. It's time to build a minimalist mobile dashboard for only things I REALLY need to control. Here is the finished dashboard on my phone. I
Home Assistant 2022.4 Release. My Favorite New Features!
Home Assistant continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Each release showcases new features and updates that make Home Assistant amazing. This video highlights many of my favorite new features in Home Assistant version 2022.4. Here is the list. * Groups * Switch as X and Other Helpers * Update Entities * Unit
Backup Home Assistant to Github
I often have requests to show my Home Assistant code. I used to grab the relevant snippets and send them to GitHub and then post the page link. There is a better way! In this video, I show how to automatically send updated copies of your configuration files to GitHub.