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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Sensory Overload – what does it cost to kit out a three bedroom home with sensors and switches on a budget.

The Smarthome Book

Ok so I have been running Xiaomi Aqara sensors (zigbee) for more than a year now and they have been brilliant. So much so that I’ve just bought another load. When this package arrived through the door, my girlfriend made her usual comment about me …

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Automating and integrating a Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum into Home-Assistant (part 1)

Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum

Recently we borrowed a Xiaomi Robot Vacuum as the owner was returning to his home country for a month or so due to Covid-19. We brought it into our home and began to set it up. It worked surprisingly well. I was sceptical to begin …

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Adding Xiaomi Aqara Sensors to Home-Assistant/Hassio with a USB CC2531 and no gateway

So I recently went to Asia for a short vacation, stopping off in Beijing and South Korea for a little over 9 days in total. I’d already purchased some goodies on Aliexpress, but they hadn’t been delivered yet, so I decided to go about looking …

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