This article is a kind of follow-up on the one I did originally in 2019. ESPhome has improved a lot over time and now there are these 4$ Xiaomi temperature and humidity sensors that can be hacked and then work in the same way. The absolute best way to get per room temperature sensing into Home Assistant in my opinion!
I have been searching for a while to replace my current video doorbell solution. Integration with Home Assistant and my NVR software where key in this search. Things like ethernet and POE would be a great bonus. I think I’ve found it so let’s take a look!
I was in need for some 2.5″ storage for an upcoming project and while looking around I wondered if 2.5″ SSDs has approached the price of physical disks. And while close, even QLC SSDs where still much more expensive. But on ebay I was able to find new 2TB SSDs for around 150$, still more expensive then spinning disk but interesting enough to try it out anyway, let’s see how well they perform! Continue reading Innodisk 3TG6-P 2TB SSD Review
As some of you know, I have some IP cameras in my backyard. One of them went offline recently and didn’t come back online. Upon inspecting the connection point between the camera ethernet connector and the patch cable had completely fried because of water damage. Can this Dahua camera still be revived? Let’s replace the ethernet connector and see if it still works!
I’ve been using Seagate IronWolf disks for a few years now and currently have about 20 in service, most of those are the 10TB (and 12TB) Non-Pro (ST10000VN0004) variety. Most of my experience with them has been great so when the new server build came along I bought a few more to run as my main ZFS pool. Sadly, things didn’t go exactly as planned, but I think I was also able to fix it, so let’s see what happened!
How to install Proxmox and setup a ZFS Pool
This article is to accompany my video about setting up Proxmox, creating a ZFS Pool and then installing a small VM on it. It’s a tutorial from start to finish!
I’ve started replacing my old (6 year) old server! So join me on the journey of putting together a 100TB 10Gbit Server, installing Proxmox, migrating the old data and many more topics!
In 2018 I made a video about 4K IP camera models from Dahua, since then my favorite model has been the HDW5831R. At the beginning of this year new 4K models became available in their “H265 Lite” line of cameras and I was curious how they would stack up, so, buckle up because this video is a long one! Continue reading IPcam: Testing new 4K (8MP) “2019” IP camera models from Dahua
Even since we’ve lived in our new house I have wanted to create a sort of “automatic” bathroom ventilation. Our central ventilation box has a feature that can be used for that but we needed hooked it up. But, combining two of my recent Home Assistant videos it’s actually quite easy now, let’s build it and throw some Node-Red into the mix too! 😀
This article is an accompanying article for my video about installing Nx Witness on low-power and cheap hardware, go check it out! Continue reading IPcam: Nx Witness full install demo on cheap/low-power NVR hardware