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Enable HTTPS using Let’s Encrypt in Home Assistant

  • January 18, 2024

In previous guides, I demonstrated how to set up encrypted connections for Home Assistant using either the Nginx Proxy Manager add-on or an existing Nginx Proxy Manager server on your network.

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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 in Home Assistant

  • December 7, 2021 (Updated: September 15, 2022)

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 (Updated: May 29, 2022)

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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Introducing the Private Smart Home Blog

Introducing the Private Smart Home Blog

  • November 6, 2021

Welcome to The Private Smart Home blog! This blog will be focusing on smart home technologies which can be hosted on your home network as opposed to running on the cloud.

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