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Using a Z-Wave or ZigBee stick on Synology DSM for use with HomeAssistant and Docker

If you want to run or are already running HomeAssistant on your Synology NAS DSM 6.2, it’s possible that you’d want to use a Z-Wave or ZigBee stick to communicate with their respective devices. When I initially got my HA running in a docker on the NAS, I was disappointed when HA…

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Home Assistant controlled fireplaces sconces with Sonoff Basic and ESPHome

Following up on my previous post about the Home Assistant controlled garage door, I want to show my simple solution to controlling a light with HA.  My house is a few years away from its centennial birthday.  With that age come some interesting “features”, like knob and tube wiring, and always on lights…

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Make sure your HomeAssistant is seeing the external IP of inquiries and not your LAN IP

This morning I wake up and I’m missing my normal notifications and I couldn’t pull up my HA instance. I restarted the container from my phone but that didn’t solve the issue. I then checked it via the LAN IP and it was working fine. So this made me poke…

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