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Introducing WireGuard VPN for Home Assistant


I’ve built quite a few add-ons for, the Docker management system for Home Assistant; and because of that, I get a lot of requests for building all different kinds of add-ons, like WireGuard. Undoubtedly, the most requested add-ons are related to providing a VPN solution, that will allow one to securely connect to their home to control their home automation systems (or any other...

For just $2, convert any existing wired doorbell into a smart doorbell; using ESPHome and Home Assistant

Old doorbell button near a door

This article is going to show you how to convert your (existing) wired doorbell (also works for battery-powered chimes) into a smart, WiFi-enabled, doorbell. The essential components needed sets you back about $2, yes, that is correct, just two bucks. No soldering is required and you don’t have to be an electronics expert. The result of this DIY Smart Doorbell project on my test bench...

Franck Nijhof

A Human. Being. Him/He. Dad. Open Sourcerer. Home Assistant developer. Passionate. Dedicated. Life motto: Make a positive difference every single day❤️ Be the change.

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