Automate Boring Stuff Home Assistant

Automate Ring Security Alarm

This homeowner outlines a home automation system using location tracking and presence detection to manage security settings, like arming the home at night or when away. Automations are triggered by family members’ locations via smartphone apps and WiFi connections, and account for specific scenarios such as unlocking doors or motion detection, to avoid false alarms and offer peace of mind without manual intervention. The system also integrates with various smart home devices and platforms.

Home Assistant Automate Boring Stuff

Alexa, warm up the milk

A father improved his milk-warming process with home automation, progressing through three versions. Initially, he used an Alexa voice command with a Kasa smart switch. He then added a Zigbee button for convenience and non-Alexa users. Finally, leveraging his Eero mesh WiFi, he improved location accuracy for the sound alert through Home Assistant, offering a seamless experience regardless of the room. He shares his Home Assistant nursery dashboard for others seeking automation inspiration.