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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IOTlink: Full control and monitoring of your Windows 10 machine using MQTT

IOTlink: Full control and monitoring of your Windows 10 machine using MQTT

I recently decided to try an add-on called IOTlink. I was looking for a way to remotely monitor and control my main workstation pc. IOTlink seemed to be just the answer. In layman’s terms, it appears to install an MQTT client in Windows which continually …

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Fixing the Duplicate Entities bug in WebOS – (Home Assistant 0.111.3)

Fixing the Duplicate Entities bug in WebOS

Hey guys, so recently I updated my home-assistant installation to 0.111.3 and noticed that there were some breaking changes with the WebOS TV component. I was receiving this error:     I double checked all the yaml (you can see the coding from my initial …

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How to Automatically switch lights on and off with Plex using Webhooks

How to automatically switch lights on and off via Plex using Webhooks

I recently saw a request in one of the forums online asking for help on how to trigger events when certain events happen in plex. I thought I would write a quick tutorial to show how this can be done in Node-red. With the help …

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Using Node-red and Home-Assistant to send notificiations to your LG TV

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So I wanted to cover today a topic that I’ve briefly touched on in previous articles and that is notifications through LG’s WebOS. Home-Assistant has an integration that allows us to communicate directly with LG TVs (at least the most recent ones anyway) and it’s …

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Setting up a Night Light Motion Sensor in Home-Assistant and Node-red

Motion Detected Night Light

Today I am going to give you a quick run through on how to set up a night light that’s fully automated and only comes on after dark. The idea is that if either my girlfriend or I need to get up in the night …

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