Home Assistant Podcast 8 – 0.53 and Presence Detection

Released September 21, 2017

Show Notes

  • Happy Early 4th Birthday, HASS (Sep 18th)!!
    • Over 8000 stars on GitHub
    • Over 800 platforms supported
  • 0.53
    • Customization Editor
    • Cars!
      • Tesla
      • Mopar
    • Voice Assistant
      • Mycroft.ai – open-source voice assistant
    • KNX Improvements
      • Building automation; responds better
    • input_text – allows you to freeform text
  • Hackster
    • https://www.hackster.io/home-assistant/projects?sort=published&sort=trending
    • Hackster is one of the two most popular maker websites. The Home-assistant page on Hackster has steadily been gaining members and projects, as it is a nice website for new users to discover HA. My idea for encouraging its use as it is in my opinion a great place for presenting completed projects, and having a central place for people to discover projects is easier than bookmarking many blogs/GitHub pages.
  • Presence
    • Motion
      • Wemo
      • PIR with Arudino/ESP
        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpjfVc-9IrQ
      • MQTT
      • Zigbee/Zwave
    • Bluetooth
      • Devices
      • Low Energy (iBeacons etc)
    • Network/Wireless
      • Nmap, router specific etc
    • Pressure
      • Bed/Floor occupancy
        • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KofnH0reWCQ
    • ALPR
    • GPS
      • Locative
      • OwnTracks
      • iCloud
    • Cars
      • Telsa
      • Volvo
    • IR Occupancy Node
      • http://www.mysmarthomeblog.com/page–16.html
    • Bayesian Sensor
      • https://home-assistant.io/components/binary_sensor.bayesian/