Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm joins this week and it’s mostly Home Assistant conversation. We open with a new bar gadget from Dave McCabe that I picked up at Dave’s new site, https://www.warpedboards.com/ Then,
Gavin Campbell from HomeTech.fm
joins this week and it’s mostly Home Assistant conversation. We open with a new bar gadget from Dave McCabe that I picked up at Dave’s new site, https://www.warpedboards.com/
Then, Gavin talks about why he moved away from Hubitat and is now using Home Assistant full-time. However, there still might be some good uses for that Hubitat box yet! Thanks for listening!
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How Gavin got started with Home Assistant [7:35]
Hubitat and Zigbee? [11:04]
Home Assistant camera integration and notifications [14:50]
What’s the interface like? What are you using? [21:15]
One word to control all the lights [25:17]
What have been some of the positives and negatives about this transition? [30:49]
What’s going on with home automation and how does it play into the future? [35:00]
How many sensors do you need to have in your yard? [38:36]
Is it okay to put one of those smart devices in the bathroom? [43:19]
Recommendations for the Home Assistant app. [47:10]
How do you use Zigbee Z Wave? [51:25]
How to control the Z Wave antenna through Home Assistant. [56:21]
Does it make sense to have the app on other devices as well? [1:00:55]
More from Chat GPT:
Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform that allows users to control smart devices and automate tasks in their homes. It was started in 2013 by Paulus Schoutsen, a software developer from the Netherlands.
Before Home Assistant, Paulus was frustrated with the limited capabilities of the smart home devic...