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Home Assistant - Open Source Home Automation

vegasbrianc profile image Brian Christner Originally published at share.transistor.fm on ・1 min read

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

  • Home Assistant - https://www.home-assistant.io/
  • OpenHab - https://www.openhab.org/ 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 founder's vision - https://www.home-assistant.io/blog/2016/01/19/perfect-home-automation/

  • 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)

DEMO Link - https://demo.home-assistant.io/

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