How have you set up Home Assistant in your home?
This question is asked me quite a bit, actually! So, I decided, it is time to start documenting it, right here, on my website. Furthermore, I have my full configuration up on GitHub for everybody to see and browse. You can find it right here:
Honestly, I think my Home Automation system isn’t that special. I run Home Assistant, sure enough, that is cool! (Hey, what else did you expect me using?!). Reality: a lot of people do 😉
How I run Home Assistant
I run Home Assistant, which powers my home, on a custom build computer running Proxmox. In Proxmox, I have created a virtual machine running Linux (Debian Buster) for Home Assistant. I’ve used the Generic Linux Installer for Hass.io to install Home Assistant. Yes, I run the Hass.io Ecosystem.
There are several methods of installing Home Assistant, and really, there is no “best” way. Whatever somebody tells you, it is a personal choice. I love Hass.io as the way of running Home Assistant since it removes a lot of time wasted on system maintenance, allowing me to focus more on what matters: Automating my home.