Category Archives: Smart Home

Manual Method of Installing Home Assistant in Raspberry Pi

There are number of ways available to run your own Home Assistant installation including downloading ready images comes Home Assistant pre-installed in it. Here we are discussing a manual method of installing Home Assistant in Raspberry Pi already running latest Raspbian OS in it. Contents: Manual Method of Installing Home Assistant in Raspberry Pi Step […]

Preserve Energy Data on Sonoff Pow R2 using Tasmota

Tasmota is an opensource Sonoff compatible firmware which supercharge the the Sonoff Smart Switches with tons of functionality and options as compared to the stock firmware. Sonoff Pow R2 is a featured smart switch with power monitoring capabilities and combination of Sonoff Pow R2, Tasmota and Home Assistant / Hassio takes it to next level […]

What is the Two Way Control in Sonoff Mini

Sonoff Smart Switches are very common among tech enthusiasts but it would be problematic for the old school guys around. Among many of our parents are not very happy with our real smart home, but no more. After a long wait, the famous Sonoff has introduced it’s first two way switch the Sonoff Mini which […]

Low Cost ESP8266 WiFi Repeater Range Extender

Today we are living in a world of interconnected things where all of our gadgets talk to each other. WiFi is still a very common and affordable way to connect the things wirelessly. There are always noticeable dead spots in our house / building no matter how efficient wireless access point we install in our […]

Home Assistant Tips & Tricks

This page is under development. Stay tuned for more Home Assistant Tips & Tricks. Contents: Setting the Static IP Address Step I – Install the SSH & Web Terminal Add-on Step II – Setting up fixed IP Address Step III – Restart the System Setting the Static IP Address: Step I – Install the SSH […]

Sonoff Tasmota Tips & Tricks

Sonoff Tasmota Tips & Tricks This page is under development. Stay tuned for more Sonoff Tasmota Tips & Tricks. Contents: Ghost / Random Switching on Sonoff Devices (MQTT Retained) Incorrect Switch State on Home Assistant / Domoticz Ghost / Random Switching on Sonoff Devices (MQTT Retained): If you are experiencing Ghost Switching i.e. A device […]

Configure Sonoff Tasmota Firmware

Contents: WiFi Network Static IP Address MQTT Credentials Web Admin Password Module type Sonoff Pow Power Monitoring (Switched OFF) Power on State after Bootup NTP Server and Timezone Reset Tasmota to Default Settings Sonoff Tasmota is the most popular third-party firmware for controlling ESP8266 / ESP8285 based smart device especially Sonoff Smart Switches. Configure WiFi […]

Backup & Restore Official Firmware of Sonoff WiFi Smart Switches

Contents: Hardware Requirements Software Requirements Step-by-Step Procedure — Step A — Step B — Step C —- Determine the Flash Size —- Backup / Download Official Firmware ——– Official Sonoff Firmware Binary Files — Step D —- Erase Flash Memory —- Upload Official / Third Party Firmware Troubleshooting Controlling Sonoff Smart Switches without internet over Local Area […]

Openhab Tips & Tricks

Openhab Tips & Tricks This page is under development. Stay tuned for more Openhab Tips & Tricks. Contents: Unable to link the Openhab with Google Home / Assistant: Unable to link the Openhab with Google Home / Assistant: If you are unable to link your Openhab with Google Home or Google Assistant, especially after un-linking, […]

Domoticz: Sonoff Local Control Dashboard

Domoticz is a very light opensource home automation system which can be configured to control our Sonoff Smart Switches. Sonoff Tasmota Firmware have builtin support for Domoticz and We can get the things ready by following very few simple steps. Best thing about Domoticz is that it also have iOS and Android App available for […]