I’m all in favor of “dumb” TVs combined with a Chromecast or Apple TV. I used to have a smart button that could toggle a smart switch to turn on my TV, which helped reduce standby mode when we weren’t using it. However, pressing the switch was an extra step that I often found inconvenient. That’s why I recently implemented a simple automation that turns on the TV automatically. Now, I can’t imagine why I didn’t set this up sooner - it’s so easy and convenient....
Quick tutorial on setting up an automatic dark mode for Home Assistant.
Second post of my series on face recognition for presence detection in Home Assistant. In this post, I create a face recognition system.
Face recognition can be a cool addition to a smart home but has potential severe privacy issues. In this post, I start building on a completely local alternative to cloud-based solutions. This first part focusses on face detection.
Docker-compose is a convenient way to setup and configure your home automation system. In this post, I describe my setup and the configuration needed to run the containers.