Part 2: Integrate Telegraf with Home Assistant Using Node-RED and MQTT

In the first part of this tutorial, we set up Telegraf and MQTT to transmit our computer temperature data from our host machine. If you have not yet read that tutorial, you can check it out here! In this second part, we are going to integrate the MQTT data into Home Assistant. I’m going to … Read more Part 2: Integrate Telegraf with Home Assistant Using Node-RED and MQTT

Tutorial: Home Assistant Presence Detection with iOS and [monitor]

First, I need to acknowledge that there’s numerous methods to get presence detection with Home Assistant, each with their own pros and cons. When evaluating the various detection methods, I focused on three key aspects: The detection needs to be reliable and consistent. When I’m home, I’m home. I did not want incorrect arrivals/departures if … Read more Tutorial: Home Assistant Presence Detection with iOS and [monitor]

Tutorial: iOS Actionable Notifications with Home Assistant

iOS Actionable Notification received on Apple Watch

Adding notifications to your Home Assistant server can really help to take your automations to the next level. And, by having your home automatically notify you with an actionable notification, the whole system can feel just that much more futuristic. I’ve decided to write a tutorial to hopefully help those who want to get started … Read more Tutorial: iOS Actionable Notifications with Home Assistant