So you’ve got your Home Surveillance system setup, but how do you get notified when activity occurs? A text message or push notification would be great, but then you need to log into your camera system to actually view the camera to see what’s happening. In today’s article, I explain how I used the UniFi Video software, ffmpeg, MQTT and Home Assistant to send a GIF of the motion detected right to my smartphone (or anything else running Telegram).
Home Assistant allows you to integrate your Z-Wave controller with the rest of your home devices. Sometimes though, it can be a bit annoying to wait for your Z-Wave network to come back online after you’ve reboot Home Assistant. ZWave2MQTT is a new Z-Wave to MQTT gateway that allows you to control your Z-Wave network … [Read more…]