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How to Set Up Nginx Proxy Manager in Home Assistant

  • May 31, 2022 (Updated: June 2, 2022)

If you wish to have secure connections to Home Assistant, a reverse proxy may be used. The proxy can reside on the same system (as demonstrated in this guide) or on another system as I have demonstrated in a previous guide.

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How to Set Up Nginx Proxy Manager in Home Assistant

  • May 31, 2022 (Updated: June 2, 2022)

If you wish to have secure connections to Home Assistant, a reverse proxy may be used. The proxy can reside on the same system (as demonstrated in this guide) or on another system as I have demonstrated in a previous guide.

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Updating the Firmware of Zooz ZST10 700 Series USB Z-Wave Controller

  • May 20, 2022

Updating the firmware of a USB Z-Wave Controller such as the Zooz ZST10 700 (affiliate link) is not as intuitive as I imagined as I thought it might be.

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How to Put Home Assistant behind Existing Nginx Proxy Manager

  • May 12, 2022

A reverse proxy allows you to conveniently have a single entry point by which you may host multiple apps/services on one or more systems.

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Add the Community Add-on Repository in Home Assistant if it is not Installed

  • March 15, 2022

When I was updating the Home Assistant Core, I encountered an interesting issue. It broke my Z-Wave JS to MQTT add-on.

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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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