Home Assistant

:house_with_garden: Open source home automation that puts local control and privacy first. (by home-assistant)

Home Assistant Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Home Assistant

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better Home Assistant alternative or higher similarity.

Home Assistant reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of Home Assistant. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-09-21.
  • Philips Hue will soon force users to create an account
    5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Sep 2023
    Home Assistant https://www.home-assistant.io/

    It's a quite powerful tool to integrate a variety of different smart home devices into one location and share them between ecosystems.

    I have a wifi thermostat that requires a dedicated app and does not allow for Apple Home integration. With Home Assistant I installed an integration for that thermostat, then shared it with the Apple Home bridge (also an integration) and quickly was able to allow my iphone/automations etc, to modify the thermostat. And that's only scratching the surface and something that took a few minutes.

  • Ask HN: I’m an FCC Commissioner proposing regulation of IoT security updates
    2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Sep 2023
    I just want to reaffirm the importance of this point. I've used an open source solution named Home Assistant[0] to manage my own network of IoT devices that I don't expose to the internet. I want to stay local because of the risks involved with the internet and with trusting companies to protect such private data.

    As such, I look to purchase relativity open devices. But, companies want to keep trying to inject themselves as a middleman, sometimes after the fact. In that case I'm let with a device that becomes e-waste. I don't know what other actions are being taken in regards to subscriptions, but it's a problem here.

    [0] https://www.home-assistant.io/

  • Automating turning my home theater onoff
    2 projects | /r/homeautomation | 28 Aug 2023
    I need to be able to * Turn Sony XW-5000 projector on/off (I found https://www.home-assistant.io/integrations/sony_projector/). This comment thread gives me more confidence that it will work with the model I need https://github.com/home-assistant/core/issues/82042
  • Homelab or cloud? Where should your apps and data go?
    2 projects | dev.to | 11 Aug 2023
    Some apps that are great for a homelab include a network-wide ad blocker and DNS server like Pi-hole, a Mastodon bot, a network speed monitor, open source home automation like Home Assistant, a media server like Plex, and many others.
  • Smart Home Contractor
    2 projects | /r/Edmonton | 10 Jul 2023
    or if you are slightly tech yourself get a Raspberry Pi and load it up with stuff like https://www.home-assistant.io and https://pi-hole.net. I have considered doing stuff like this as a real job but I agree with u/Healthy-Car-1860 - I'd never let someone else have that power over my house so I doubt many people would
  • Have any idea ?
    3 projects | /r/homelab | 27 Jun 2023
  • Amazon shuts down a guy's house because they (falsely) believe he said something racist
    2 projects | /r/ABoringDystopia | 13 Jun 2023
    My open source setup (Home Assistant) is entirely self-hosted. There is no "someone else's service" beyond the unavoidable (ISP, cell service provider, etc)
  • I've been working for DoD since 2009 and have lost all of my skills
    2 projects | /r/fednews | 7 Jun 2023
    You just described the right answer. Use your time at work to study for new certs. Use your time off to set up a Home Assistant server and set up all your smart home devices to awesome fun automation schedules. Do other tech projects at home to fill that IT itch.
  • ?Best LLM service for a tiny home server
    3 projects | /r/LocalLLaMA | 6 Jun 2023
    My plan is to make a home-server by putting a Google Coral M.2 Accelerator in an m92p tiny thinkstation (after I've given it a Xeon E3-1265L V2 and 32gb of DDR3 RAM ofc, annnd once I connect the M.2(E) to the mini-PCIe socket and get past the BIOS whitelisting :facepalm: might take me a year to get around to, but heck when I do, I'll be the queen of 2015!). The only other things I want to serve are a 3-user Nextcloud instance, and a very basic home-assistant instance.
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    19 projects | dev.to | 30 May 2023
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Basic Home Assistant repo stats
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home-assistant/core is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

Home Assistant is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.

The primary programming language of Home Assistant is Python.

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