The adventure of moving HASSIO from PI to VirtualBox

  I basically followed Dr. Zzz and The Hook Up, but I upgraded to VirtualBox 6.014 with matching extras on CentOS 7. Finally found why my USB devices were missing in the VM settings. This had me stumped for the evening, but I knew it must be related to permissions. Then I found this. Thanks…

Hassio and Z-Wave

So my Monoprice / Zooz 4 in 1 sensor was stuck reading the same temperature. I tried rebooting, complete shutdowns etc with no change. I had the idea to try and remove the node, but could not successfully remove the node by using the tools in the Z-Wave manager in Hassio. I decided to do…

Home Assistant Down!!!!

I did an update to the latest version of Home Assistant, and boom it did not boot. I am running Hassio on a Raspberry Pi 3 B+ and did not have a permanent monitor hooked up to it, and has to scramble to find a monitor with HDMI. In the end I did not need…

Home Automation – Temperature Trigger

Now I have my Home Automation server working and 95% of my devices moved over, it was time to setup some of the automatons I wanted. Turn on and off Fans when the temperature hits a certain temperature Lock / Unlock the door via presence detection – working on Monitor the power of my Washing…

Garage door automation with Sonoff and Hassio

I finally have my garage door automation working with Home Assistant, a Sonoff SV, iOS notifications, actions and Google Assistant. It has been a challenge with changes in syntax between HA versions and getting the right format in yaml files. It is nice to finally get it figured out. I followed Dr. Z’s videos for…