Home Automation with Linux that doesn't rely on the cloud
Using Home Assistant, Docker and Ansible we talk about automating your whole house without relying on the cloud.
The trouble with any 'smart' device such as a Nest thermostat or Hue light bulb is that they require an internet connection and a company to be in business running a server that they connect to. As we have seen with Logitech a company can change it's focus at anytime.
If the product you just bought requires a cloud service to be available to function, you don't own it.
2019 is the year I am taking back control of my smart devices by bringing as much 'smarts' back inside my LAN as possible. To do this I've recently been experimenting with Home Assistant which I have running a docker container on my media server.
- 45 min
- LinuxFest Northwest 2019
- Jupiter Broadcasting