Home Assistant - Open Source Home Automation

Home Assistant is an Open Source home automation tool with privacy as the main goal. Home Assistant is a powerful home automation suite yet slim enough to run on a Raspberry Pi. With 1000+ integrations it's easy to get started automating almost all the devices in your home with little effort. In this episode, we look at how to install Home Assistant and get started integrating devices.

Open-source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. Powered by a worldwide community of tinkerers and DIY enthusiasts. Perfect to run on a Raspberry Pi or a local server.

2 major players in the Open Source 
Privacy first -
  • you control your data/integrations
  • stored locally
  • no cloud involved unless you allow it
HA - has 3 different use cases:

  • Observe - tracks the state of all devices in your home
  • Control - Interact with your devices via UI or mobile app
  • Automate - set up rules to perform tasks when you leave the house or during certain times of the day

  • The perfect App is no App - home automation should blend your current workflow, not replace it
  • Home automation should run at home

Community Cookbook (Automation Examples)
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