Home Automation

Smart Home projects and automations

Blog post for Sonos Door and Window Alerts from Home Assistant

Sonos Door and Window Alerts from Home Assistant

Using Zigbee door and window sensors to trigger alerts in Home Assistant to our tablets, phones and Sonos smart speakers.

Blog post for Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link Power Consumption Modification

Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link Power Consumption Modification

Modifying a Kasa Smart Plug by TP-Link Power to reduce its power consumption when being used to monitor a devices energy usage

Blog post for Adding 10Gb Fibre to the home network

Adding 10Gb Fibre to the home network

Everyone needs some fibre in their diet and we have added more to the home network using 10Gb Fibre to connect our computers and Synology network storage devices via a MikroTik CRS309-1G-8S+IN network switch

Blog post for Amazon Echo Flex Teardown

Amazon Echo Flex Teardown

Teardown of an Amazon Echo Flex smart plug which listens for your commands via the Alexa service and replies using a very tiny speaker

Blog post for Amazon Echo Input Teardown

Amazon Echo Input Teardown

Teardown of the Amazon Echo Input and trying to extract the firmware

Blog post for Echo Dot 3rd Gen Digging Deeper

Echo Dot 3rd Gen Digging Deeper

Digging deeper into the AmazonEcho Dot 3rd Generation smart speaker

Blog post for Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart speaker Teardown

Echo Dot 3rd Gen Smart speaker Teardown

Teardown of the Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Generation Smart speaker

Blog post for Solar Hot Water to 1-Wire Interface

Solar Hot Water to 1-Wire Interface

Adding a 1-Wire Interface to our Solar Hot Water Controller to allow it to talk to our home server and data logger

Blog post for Mosquitto MQTT and Home Assistant Data Logging

Mosquitto MQTT and Home Assistant Data Logging

Using Mosquitto MQTT and Home Assistant Data to log sensor data for our home using different types of wired and wireless sensors