Jamie Jones Blog


Installing Home Assistant OS (HASSio) in ESXi

UPDATE: As of February 2021, Home Assistant now provides an official OVA file on their site, available from the alternative installation options page. This makes the installation process in ESXi trivial:  Click the “Create...


Wireless Doorbell – Part 1

My new house currently has no doorbell and, whilst I could just buy a normal dumb wireless doorbell or install a wired doorbell, the temptation of making my own flexible system is too great....

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Presence Detection using Bluetooth and WiFi

Home automation often relies on the ability to detect whether someone is present within the house. This information can then be used to perform different action as appropriate. Most people have a mobile phone...