Home Assistant is an open source operating system for a localized Smart Home Hub. Basically it works like IFTTT or Samsung Smart Things, but without having to send your data out onto the internet. This means that you have total control over your data, limit the amount of internet traffic from your smart devices, and tighten up security. Along with all of those things Home Assistant also allows you to create complex Scripts and Automations that blow other such Smart Home systems out of the water.
This guide will walk you through setting up the Home Assistant server onto a Raspberry Pi using Hass.io. It then goes over some things to look for in devices that work best with this kind of system.
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