Home Assistant

After taking the plunge into home automation, I knew it was only a matter of time before trying out Home Assistant. Having set up quite a few routines using Google Home, I started to notice the limitations and small annoyances that could easily be solved by something more flexible.

So yesterday I got too it: I borrowed a Raspberry Pi 3 (Buying a Raspberry Pi 4 is almost impossible at the moment due to the chip shortage), watched some tutorials on YouTube, and installed Home Assistant!

And I am impressed!

Home Assistant is not only very intuitive to use, it also had no problem detecting all my smart home devices, including a few I didn’t even know I had!

I am probably lucky for waiting a while with this whole smart home thing, but this software is mature! Looking forward to see what else it has to offer.