Home Assistant with on a Raspberry Pi with HASS.io, Zigbee Conbee II, deCONZ, Xiaomi Aqara sensors from scratch

I recently started a small home automation project without any prior knowledge about Home Assistant or the other components. So I was a complete newbie and had to tackle multiple challenges along the way. If you are in the same position, this guide is for you! Hardware needed I chose the following components: Hardware: Raspberry Pi 3B+ (amazon.com*) Hardware: Conbee II stick as Zigbee Gateway together with deCONZ gateway add-on (amazon.com*) Home Assistant via Hass.io image Xiaomi Aqara sensors acquired via Aliexpress (door sensor, temperature/humidity/pressure sensor, smart plug) Xiaomi Xiaofang Dafang Camera 1S IP T20L Chip (Aliexpress) A 512 MB SD-Card for the camera Installation of Home Assistant Important: If you plan a long-term usage of Home Assistant you might want to consider to install it on an SSD instead using the SD card. Many users have reported that their SD cards suddenly stopped working and they had to re-install everything. This happened to me as well. And I switched to an SSD afterwards (see chapter below). The installation is a bit more technical than using the SD card. So depending on your goals and technical abilities you might want to choose either the SD card way or SSD way. … Continue reading Home Assistant with on a Raspberry Pi with HASS.io, Zigbee Conbee II, deCONZ, Xiaomi Aqara sensors from scratch