Creating Custom Google Home entities for integration with Home-Assistant & Node-red

Creating Custom Google Home entities for integration with Home-Assistant & Node-red

This post has been a long time coming. I’ve been looking at an easy way to create and control custom entities with Google assistant much like the way I can do with Alexa. We have both voice assistants in our household and well it was …

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Using Node-red and Home-Assistant to check Unauthorised Computer Usage

Using Node-red and Home-Assistant to check Unauthorised Computer Usage

So continuing with my Node-red tutorials, I thought I’d take a look at some workstation security related notifications. In this tutorial, I am going to select a couple of scenarios where you might want to be alerted to activity on your windows computer. First, I …

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A Guide to using Telegram with Node-red and Home-Assistant

A Guide to Using Telegram with Node-Red and Home-Assistant

I thought I’d publish a post to show you how to use Telegram with Node-red. Telegram is an instant messaging platform with a great channel feature. It means that not only can you receive notifications from your Home-Assistant installation, but you can also send commands …

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Privacy Essentials: Make yourself harder to track with Ungoogled-Chromium

Privacy Essentials: Make yourself harder to track with Ungoogled-Chromium

For a complete install in video format you can check out this post here on Youtube: I recently watched a documentary on Netflix called The Social Dilemma. If you haven’t seen it yet, I strongly recommend you watch it. It didn’t tell me anything that …

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Controlling Home-Assistant Entities with your Elgato Stream Deck.

Controlling Home-Assistant Entities with your Elgato Stream Deck.

Hi there. This is a really simple one from me, but useful all the same, particularly if you’re a gamer! I own an Elgato Stream Deck and I love it. I stream when playing computer games and it’s perfect for switching scenes, muting, changing music …

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Missing Hacs? How to repair a Hacs installation after upgrading Home-Assistant

Missing Hacs? How to repair a Hacs installation after upgrading Home-Assistant

Recently I upgraded my Home-Assistant supervised (formerly Hassio) installation from 0.113.4 to 0.114.3 (I usually like to wait for a couple of releases so the bugs can be ironed out by others!). I did a quick back up using the G-drive snapshot add-on and waited …

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