SmartThings to Home Assistant: Joining the Dark Side

I just switched from SmartThings to Home Assistant for controlling my smart home. If you’ve thought about switching too, this video will help you see the highs and lows of using Home Assistant to help you decide.

Links (affiliate):

SmartThings: https://amzn.to/31WRLuX
Home Assistant Blue: https://www.home-assistant.io/blue/
Raspberry Pi: https://amzn.to/2X4MSxv
Zigbee & Z-wave stick for Home Assistant: https://amzn.to/31V1LoA
Echo Dot 4th gen: https://amzn.to/3mcEbNs
UniFi G4 Doorbell: https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-protect-cameras/products/uvc-g4-doorbell
Hard Drive for UniFi Doorbell/Cameras goes into UDM Pro: https://amzn.to/3rsxjwk
The Frame TV (2021 version): https://bestbuy.7tiv.net/a110BQ
UniFi Dream Machine Pro (UDM Pro): https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-routing-switching/products/udm-pro
UniFi 16 PoE Switch: https://store.ui.com/collections/unifi-network-routing-switching/products/unifi-switch-16-150w
Server Rack: https://amzn.to/2QBgena
Withings Sleep Sensor: https://amzn.to/3r1AN9m
Floating light: https://amzn.to/3spKPlI

Home Assistant Links:
List of resources: https://www.awesome-ha.com
DrZzs video: https://youtu.be/T0iX9_Yn-70

0:00 Intro
0:32 Why did I switch?
1:03 Integrations
3:50 Automations
4:50 The highs and lows
5:42 Using them both together
6:22 Overall thoughts
7:20 A disturbance in the Force

Smart Home Hubs Comparison: https://youtu.be/NNpko9jUZo8
Advanced Smart Home Dashboards Made Easy: https://youtu.be/Gz7ShWaojGc
10 Next Level Automations: https://youtu.be/G_bsShHvmj8
10 SmartThings Ideas: https://youtu.be/HDdwLi68N2E

See the list of everything I use in my smart home and other favorites:

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Imperial Forces by Aaron Kenny

The End by EVA

Disclaimer: Smart Home Solver was sent some devices for previous unbiased reviews. We purchased the SmartThings and Home Assistant tech with our own money. As always, our opinions are 100% our own and not influenced.


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