Control home automation hardware with Home Assistant

Conclusions

With a gentle learning curve, Home Assistant provides an easy introduction to home automation. Linux users with basic knowledge can set up Home Assistant within a few minutes. Home Assistant supports a wide range of hardware, and the extensive documentation is helpful for beginners.

With a little advance planning, admins can quickly get started building their own rules; the only limits for your imagination are time and financial support. Hobbyists often find themselves putting in more time configuring new actions than they end up saving with all the automation. On the other hand, I experience a very uplifting feeling when geolocation with room-precise positioning (using Bluetooth beacons) causes lights and music to switch on as if by magic as I move through my apartment.

The Author

Gunnar Beutner has been developing software since 1994. At Netways, he discovered Icinga 2, which is now his favorite project.

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