With a new Home Assistant instance running, I have a renewed interest in getting everything into Home Assistant that should be in Home Assistant. Now, HA supports a TON of integrations, so this could be a long post. For now, let’s focus on my LED lighting. Light It Up! In some remodeling efforts, I have… Continue reading Mi-Light… In the middle of my street?
This is the continuation of a short series on transitioning away from the ISY using Home Assistant. Having successfully gotten my new Home Assistant instance running, move in day was upon me. I did not have a set plan, but things were pretty simple. But first, HACS The Home Assistant Community Store (HACS) is a… Continue reading Replacing ISY with Home Assistant – Part 3 – Movin’ In!
This is the continuation of a short series on transitioning away from the ISY using Home Assistant. Getting Started, again As I mentioned in my previous post, my plan is to run my new instance of Home Assistant in parallel with my old instance and transfer functionality in pieces. This should allow me to minimize… Continue reading Replacing ISY with Home Assistant – Part 2 – A New Home
This is the continuation of a short series on transitioning away from the ISY using Home Assistant. The Experiment I mentioned in my previous post that I had ordered some parts to run an experiment with my PowerLinc Modem (PLM). I needed to determine that I could use my existing PLM (an Insteon 2413S, which… Continue reading Replacing ISY with Home Assistant – Part 1a – Transition Planning
I have setup an instance of Home Assistant as the easiest front end for interacting with my home automation setup. While I am using the Universal Devices ISY994 as the primary communication hub for my Insteon devices, Home Assistant provides a much nicer interface for my family, including a great mobile app for them to… Continue reading Pulling metrics from Home Assistant into Prometheus
For nearly 2 years, I struggled mightily with communication issues between my ISY 994i and some of my docker images and servers. So much, in fact, that I had a fairly long running post in the Universal Devices forums dedicated to the topic. I figure it is worth a bit of a rehash here, if… Continue reading ISY and the magic network gnomes
I apologize for the misplaced pun, but Polyglot has been something of a nemesis of mine over the last year or so. The journey started with my Chamberlain MyQ-compatible garage door and a desire to control it through my ISY. Long story short (see here and here for more details), running Polyglot on a docker… Continue reading Polyglot-on for Punishment
Update: I was able to get this working on my Docker server. Check out the details here. Before you read through all of this: No, I have not been able to get the Polyglot v2 server working in Docker on my docker host (Ubuntu 18.04). I ended up following the instructions for installing on a… Continue reading Polyglot v2 and Docker
As I posted last week, I started a journey down the home automation path with the purchase of a controller and some Insteon switches and sensors. Given my current schedule with work and kids, it’s hard to find time to do much, but I was able to install the switches and one of the sensors… Continue reading First Reactions – ISY994i ZW/IR PRO Controller – Insteon, Z-Wave & IR + PLM
First and foremost: I know, the title really is terrible, but my wit is adjusting to the 30 degree temperature swing our little corner of the world experienced over the last 24 hours. Last fall, we put in a pool. The crazy weather over the last six months, though, means that we still have a… Continue reading Go big or go home automation….