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/

The Hosts

Dan Faulknor

Dan is a serial podcaster, full time day job worker and a business owner. How he gets time for sleep is anyone's guess. He started podcasting in 2005 with "The Daniel and Gemma show" to go along with a blog he was doing with a friend. Unfortunately those archives have been lost. After a few more attempts over the years at podcasting, he has now been podcasting consistently since 2015. In what little free time he has, apart from spending time with his wife, he writes software, takes photos and plays the piano.

Rohan Karamandi

Rohan from Toronto, Canada works in the Technology sector as an architect designing network and datacenter solutions for his customers. His passion for technology stems from there and extends to IoT and home automation

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