Energy monitoring with Home Assistant

Energy monitoring is becoming increasingly important for both cost and sustainabilty reasons, so how do we harness Home Automation to help us?

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Choosing a Hub - Revisited

Why I've switched back to Home Assistant after using Hubitat for over a year.

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Adding log monitoring to our setup

We have metrics, now let's get some logs!

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Containers and service discovery - part 2

OK, that's the theory out of the way, let's start launching applications!

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Containers and service discovery

Want to find services locally on your network? Our local DNS setup has the answer

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DNS Filtering with PiHole

Setting up network-wide content filtering with PiHole

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Starting to visualise the smart home

Cool dashboards? Yup. Useful Information? Definitely...

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Whole home audio with Sonos - Part 2

Our speakers are setup and playing music around the house, how do we take this to the next level?

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Whole home audio with Sonos - Part 1

Whether you want to relax or party music sets the mood, but how do we choose a solution that lets us share the audio across the entire house?

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The network part 3 - wires vs. meshing

Whole home networking - should you mesh or just run the wires?

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