How to Setup Blue Iris & Deepstack on Windows
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How to Setup Blue Iris & Deepstack on Windows

In this guide, I’m going to show to how to setup and configure Blue Iris on a Windows Server 2019 computer. Blue Iris is a local NVR security camera software. With one of the latest updates in early 2021, you can optionally turn on object detection using Deepstack integration. Blue Iris is extremely powerful and…

How to Pair IKEA Remote Control in Home Assistant
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How to Pair IKEA Remote Control in Home Assistant

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to pair and configure an Ikea Tradfri 5 button remote control with Home Assistant. You may see on the Amazon listing that this button requires the Ikea hub, but that’s not true. As long as you have a zigbee dongle (like the Nortek GoControl I’m using),…

How To Add Tautulli To Home Assistant
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How To Add Tautulli To Home Assistant

Tautulli is a third-party application that runs alongside your Plex Media Server to monitor various stats. You can see who’s watching what, when and where they watched it, what device they were watching it from, and whether or not a stream is being transcoded or not. Tautulli is pretty awesome, although I can imagine it’d…

How to Install AdGuard Home Addon in Home Assistant
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How to Install AdGuard Home Addon in Home Assistant

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to setup and install AdGuard Home in Home Assistant. This will allow you to use your Home Assistant instance as your AdGuard server. It’s important to point out that you don’t need to use the AdGuard Addon in Home Assistant to pull your AdGuard Home stats…

How to install WireGuard VPN Addon in Home Assistant with custom domain name
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How to install WireGuard VPN Addon in Home Assistant with custom domain name

In this guide, I’m going to show you how to setup, configure, and install Wireguard VPN in Home Assistant using a custom domain name. This will allow you to not only access Home Assistant remotely, but also all of your other internal sites and services. Things like security cameras, dashboards, or services like Sonarr and…

Automatically Switch Themes for All Devices in Home Assistant
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Automatically Switch Themes for All Devices in Home Assistant

In this guide, I’m going to show you a simple automation to set the default theme for all of your devices in Home Assistant. This is a great way to make sure all of your Home Assistant devices follow the same theme. Rather than having to set each theme manually, having an automation automatically switch…