The Beginner’s Guide to Node-red with Home-Assistant (Part 3: Timers)

The Beginner's Guide to Node-red with Home-Assistant (Part 3: Timers)

If you’ve read part 1 and part 2, then you’ll already know how to work with MQTT (both receiving and sending commands), how to take sensor information from home-assistant as well as control entities directly in home-assistant, and most importantly, how to work with the …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Node-red with Home-Assistant (Part 2: Switch Node)

The Beginner's Guide to Node-red with Home-Assistant (Part 2: Switch Node)

In part 1 of this series we discussed simple configuration of the MQTT in and out nodes, how to send a payload of On or Off and how to monitor incoming information in the debug window. In this post we’re going to expand on this …

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The Beginner’s Guide to Node-red with Home-Assistant (Part 1: MQTT)

The Beginner's Guide to Node-red with Home-Assistant (Part 1: MQTT)

I’ve been helping a fair few people online recently with some introductory operations in node-red. I thought I would write a kind of primer to help the beginner get up to speed with some functional flows. I see a lot of information online about how …

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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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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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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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