Building IoT AQ Sensors / Doorbell Chimes for Ubiquiti UI Protect in Home Assistant with ESPHome

In the previous video I mentioned that I built a variety of ESP32 media speakers in Home Assistant via ESPHome to use as doorbell chimes for Unifi Protect. This video walks through the different devices, including how I ended up putting Air Quality (AQ) sensors in most of the designs. Links to STL/Code below. Index Intro: 00:03 Home Assistant Protect […]

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Fixing a strange Nextcloud CRON Not Running Issue

I’ve been having a weird issue with one of my Nextcloud instances where it indicates that CRON isn’t running, or more specifically “Something seems wrong.” But when I look at the CRON log, it looks like all is good, but it actually wasn’t because Nextcloud wasn’t surfacing an error, just failing silently. Which every IT person knows, is the worst […]

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Home Assistant + Unifi + Sun Power Solar Energy Integration

The massive amount of user provided integrations to various 3rd party providers available to Home Assistant is one of the best things about the platform. This is a quick walkthrough of how I used hass-sunpower ( via HACs to pull electricity consumption & production values into Home Assistant so I could see it in the Energy dashboard.

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