This is the story of how a single word caused my smart home to go berserk. My mother, like all good mothers of kids who grew up in the 80s/90s, has some concern for the level of technology I have integrated into my family’s lives. She regards Alexa, in particular, with a mild contempt, sure […]
To really understand why Home Assistant exists in the first place, you’re going to need to get familiar with the landscape of smart home tech, specifically the different communication technologies out there…so grab a drink and settle in.
I now have a Hue dimmer remote pulling double-duty by directly controlling some Hue bulbs and triggering events in Home Assistant (including short- and long-presses!). This post covers how I set it up.