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  • Installing Z-Wave JS with Docker and Home Assistant

    Installing Z-Wave JS with Docker and Home Assistant

    To install Z-Wave JS with Docker Compose you’ll need to actually use the zwavejs2mqtt application. You can find the official instructions on the Z-Wave JS documentation page, but I’ll briefly describe below…

  • Tweaking Frigate to get the best results

    Tweaking Frigate to get the best results

    Frigate uses AI to detect people and other objects in your IP camera streams without sending any of your data or video footage to the cloud. In this video I show you…

  • Installing Zigbee2MQTT with Home Assistant

    Installing Zigbee2MQTT with Home Assistant

    This post captures all the links and commands that I show you in my Installing Zigbee2MQTT with Home Assistant video. Recommended Zigbee USB Adaptors Related YouTube Videos: What is Zigbee? What is…

  • Configuring the Mosquitto MQTT Docker container for use with Home Assistant

    Configuring the Mosquitto MQTT Docker container for use with Home Assistant

    You may have heard the term MQTT come up when people start talking about their Home Automation setups.  Usually you hear it alongside things like Zigbee or Z-Wave, and Home Assistant. In…

  • Keeping your Home Assistant Container up to date

    Keeping your Home Assistant Container up to date

    One of the things people miss most about the Home Assistant Operating System supervisor is how easily it keeps everything up to date. The Supervisor takes care of updating your Home Assistant…

  • Living without Add-Ons on Home Assistant Container

    Living without Add-Ons on Home Assistant Container

    In this YouTube Video, part of my Home Assistant on Docker series, I take a look at how I live without Add-Ons when running Home Assistant Container. I go through the top…