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@aaronpk yay! Glad I'm not the only one 😉
@aaronpk I'm going to read it tonight if I can stay awake. I'm looking forward to seeing what you're doing with it!
@aaronpk you're in an apartment as well? Sweet!
@tiffany Yeah it definitely has its challenges for smart home automation!
@aaronpk ooh, gonna give this a read! I’m just getting in to home automation. 🤓
@aaronpk the stuff you've shared I'd have never thought of and are on my list to buy.
Thank you so, so much!
@danj definitely a good read and plenty of recs too
@tiffany awesome so glad to help! I look forward to hearing how it works out!
@tiffany Yes! I’m happy Hue makes the list, because that’s probably what I’ll start with. 🤓
@aaronpk thanks! I have similar priorities as you, so this has helped me make a few decisions.
You mention UniFi Video but not what your camera setup looks like?
@gerwitz ah yeah I forgot to add cameras there! I'll add that section soon. The short version is I'm all in on UniFi video, I have a few of their cameras, and I installed their software in a VM.
@aaronpk 👍 I have a Synology NAS and UniFi network so am…conflicted.
@gerwitz conflicted? I also have a Synology NAS and UniFi network!
@aaronpk between unifi’s software and synology’s, I mean. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
The NAS is my only “server” unless you count a CloudKey and Apple TV. I think it’s time for a HASS box, though.
@gerwitz You could always run Home Assistant on the Synology NAS https://www.home-assistant.io/docs/installation/synology/
@aaronpk I am! For experimenting. But the Z-wave USB stick is too fiddly.
@gerwitz yeah, the weak link for this seems to be USB hardware. Thankfully I haven't had any trouble since switching to the Intel NUC