We got a Roomba Combo j7 sometime back. It’s a combo vacuum and mopping robot. We primarily use it for Vacuuming, but mopping is decent too. We used to once a week vacuuming using Dyson. But I needed to vacuum our bedroom daily, which is difficult if you do it manually.
Tagged: Home Assistant
I have an old APC UPS. It’s Back-UPS Pro 1000. It’s a decent UPS with all the functionalities that I want, except for the fact that it still takes lead-acid batteries. I recently connected it to my Home Assistant using Synology and NUT. This setup enables me to monitor the power, send alerts, and take action.
It is tough to keep track of newborns’ daily routines, mainly because you are generally busy performing those tasks rather than making a note of them. Even then, I have seen people keeping diaries. That can happen only because of lots of dedication and hard work. I wanted to make it easy for us.
I set up an ntfy notification to warn me if the air in my bedroom is bad between 6 pm and 9 pm. It lets me turn on the air purifier in advance. Lately, I wasn’t receiving alerts, so I checked my systems, and the notifier and Home Assistant were fine. However, the AQI sensor showed a significant drop in early June, and it has remained low since then.
I have a need to run some cameras that need to be accessible only on LAN. One is just looking outside my window and taking a picture of the sky every hour; the other is just watching my pets.
I want to use and run many small battery sensors across the home. Wifi would have worked, but battery-powered sensors make them portable and usable. Also, I would like to keep small sensors out of my wifi network for security reasons. Zigbee is the ideal candidate for this.