Filtering Posts by Home Assistant

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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Use MariaDB instead of SQLite Database in Home Assistant

  • July 12, 2022

By default, Home Assistant uses a SQLite database to store all its historical data. However, you can use other databases such as MariaDB which perform better for larger datasets even though MariaDB is is heavier on hardware resources than SQLite.

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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 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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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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