Homeassitant installation by docker
version: "3" services: homeassitant: container_name: homeassistant image: homeassistant/home-assistant restart: unless-stopped network_mode: host privileged: true # environment: # - https_proxy=http://172.16.8.168:8123 volumes: - /root/homeassistant/config:/config - /etc/localtime:/etc/localtime:ro
Create and Run docker
docker-compose up -d
HACS installation (Integrations of the community store)
If hacs not installed, manually install hacs
# Go inside the container docker exec -it homeassistant bash # Run the hacs download script wget -O - https://get.hacs.xyz | bash - # Exit the container exit
Restart homeassistant docker or restart server in Server Controls in Configuration. If you are in China with very low speed of connecting hacs.xyz website, add http proxy in environment variable of docker compose file. It might to help to fast connect.
More details, following up with official instruction
Because we have a bad connection to github. I manuel install most of them from github.
There is lovelace-ios-dark-mode-theme as an example
# download theme git clone https://github.com/basnijholt/lovelace-ios-dark-mode-theme.git PATH/TO/HOMESSISTANT/config/themes
Add two lines to PATH/TO/HOMESSISTANT/config/configuration.yaml
frontend: themes: !include_dir_merge_named themes
Finally, restart homeassistant service and setup theme at theme of user’s configuration
- Directly install ‘HomeKit’ in homeassistant official integration.
- Apple devices pairing with QR code or 8 digits in Notification.
- Setup configuration in homeassistant integration
XiaoMi MIoT (Pending)
git clone https://github.com/ha0y/xiaomi_miot_raw.git cp -dr ./xiaomi_miot_raw/custom_components/xiaomi_miot_raw PATH/TO/HOMESSISTANT/config/custom_components # restart homeassistant docker or restart server in Server Controls in Configuration docker restart homeassistant
Finally, set up XiaoMi account at Configuration/Integrations
Setup Home&Shortcut in IOS
There are several issues I met in IOS setting up:
- Home app cannot connect to smart devices outside of home networks
- But do not have a solution yet
- Home & Shortcut app cannot setup switch on or off only actions on smart devices
- After solving switch on or off only actions, the button light on and off in Home app is not a correct. That light on or off does not perform correctly as smart devices real switch state. Because unidirectional action only need to run it and do not need to ‘off’ run it
Switch on or off only actions
The default home assistant switch button can trigger on and off. But cannot switch on or off only. An example of that, In my computer room I place 2 NFC tags to control computer on or off individually. But I don’t want computer turn off by mis-touch when computer is on.
The best way to achieve this function is making a
script in home assistant configuration.
Which applies to any other presetting action as well, such as trigger a specific light color value.
Home&Shortcut in IOS
As all script set done, the Home app may not display the action of scripts. Under homeassistant Integration menu,
HomeKit integration must be re-add script element.
At HomeKit integration icon. A configure model shall be popped up after click its configure button. Remove script first, and then re-open configure to add scripts.
In shortcut app, the action need to be doubled, because second action can turn icon button light off.