Rohan and Phil sit down with Ian, a Zero Trust security strategist, to unravel the intersection of security and smart homes. Ian shares insights on how he is fortifying his home with Home Assistant

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01:44 Getting started with Home Automation
09:55 First Security Automations
22:23 Cyber Security Career
25:43 Automations around the house
30:05 Voice Automations
34:13 How does telemetry power your home
40:35 Geothermal Heating
42:40 Heat Pump
45:01 Long Term Statistic Storage
49:02 TimeRole Based Accounts
57:42 Future plans for the smart home
01:02:59 Smart home ideas for kids

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Phil Hawthorne

Phil is a Melbourne based web developer who lives and breathes technology. When he's not at his day job, he’s in his home office attempting to simplify his life through complicated tech.

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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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Special Appearances By

Ian Leatherman

I'm a Zero Trust security strategist who proves principles at home with Home Assistant then deploys them at scale to large enterprises. I like to challenge myself to automate everything possible in a way that simultaneously improves both user experience and overall system security.




Special episodes focused on various aspects of Home Assistant and Home Automation.