Category: Home Assistant Guides

Remotely Access Home Assistant – Port Forwarding & DuckDNS

Remotely Access Home Assistant – Port Forwarding & DuckDNS

Home Assistant is pretty eaasy to configure for remote access. Using a service, like DuckDNS you can create a personalized URL to connect to your Smart-Home set-up. This will only take a couple of steps. Forward port 8123 Create a domain using DuckDNS. Set a password. Some info before we get started: Your internet service provider … Continue reading Remotely Access Home Assistant – Port Forwarding & DuckDNS

Up Your Smart-Home Game, on the cheap, with the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway & Home Assistant

Up Your Smart-Home Game, on the cheap, with the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway & Home Assistant

In my search to add sensors to my cheap Smart-Home set up, I wanted to find something that was affordable, easy to use, and had a good build quality. I thought about Z-Wave but the start up cost was off-putting. A Z-Wave stick and a couple of sensors would easily set me back $100. Plus, dropping … Continue reading Up Your Smart-Home Game, on the cheap, with the Xiaomi Aqara Gateway & Home Assistant