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Power Smart Home Sensors with Power over Ethernet (PoE)

  • December 20, 2021

Many smart home sensors are battery powered or USB powered. Battery powered sensors are convenient when you do not have a nearby power source.

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Zooz ZEN25 Double Plug

  • December 20, 2021

The Zooz ZEN25 double plug (affiliate link) is a Z-Wave power plug that has two plugs with energy monitoring. It only uses one wall outlet without blocking the second outlet, which is very nice since that allows plugging more devices into the same wall outlet.

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Power Smart Home Sensors with Power over Ethernet (PoE)

  • December 20, 2021

Many smart home sensors are battery powered or USB powered. Battery powered sensors are convenient when you do not have a nearby power source.

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Create a Basic Automation in Home Assistant

  • December 16, 2021

When you have Home Assistant running with at least one smart device configured, you are ready to start creating automations! Automating tasks in your home is one reason to create a smart home.

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Zooz ZEN15 Power Switch

  • December 15, 2021

The Zooz ZEN15 power switch (affiliate link) is one of the few Z-Wave power plugs on the market that supports heavier duty appliances (under 15A).

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Set up Z-Wave JS in Home Assistant

  • December 7, 2021 (Updated: December 14, 2021)

Once you have a fresh Home Assistant installation up and running, you will likely want to dive into configuring your smart home devices.

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How to Install Home Assistant on Proxmox

  • November 11, 2021

Home Assistant is a home automation software that is often installed on single board computers (SBCs) such as the Raspberry Pi because the system resources required by Home Assistant are low enough that a SBC will be sufficient for many users.

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