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Introducing WireGuard VPN for Hass.io

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I’ve built quite a few add-ons for Hass.io, 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

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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...

Internet of Things explorer and Open Source contributor.

Franck Nijhof

Home Assistant enthusiast and contributor, Hass.io add-ons creator, IoT explorer, slightly assholic at first sight but actually a nice guy.

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