Home Assistant

Open source home automation tools

4.4/5
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8 Reviews4.4/5

I use now for at least one year. I can control my heatings, my lights. Integrate late product as Ikea Tradfri really quick. The UI could be bad but it is so easy to integrate with Alexa or Homekit (with homebridge) that we can allow this issues.

Pros:

A lot of integration

Easy to setup (see hass.io)

Big community

Weekly release

Open source

Not limited

Cons:

Some slowness/issue using the front end UI on different OS

Difficulties to have a nice organisation (UI)

Love it.

Works out of the box on raspi. Not the easiest configuration but therefore it is free

Pros:

Free, open source, supports a lot of devices, Alexa, Google & Apple Home support

Cons:

need some it knowledge

Been using for over a year. Home Assistant is The most awesome smart home hub out there.

Pros:

Lets me plug in any smart home device and control it through Home Assistant

Cons:

None

It is improving in a rapid pace. Seems to mature with every new release. Not saying it was bad before but they just made some new stuff up that is even better.

Pros:

Gives me more power than out of the box solutions

Cons:

Can be tricky for new players

I've been using Home Assistant for a long time, but I'm about to drop it as it just breaks way too much. The most annoying part are upgrades - you have to spend around 3-7 hours fixing problems introduced by each new upgrade as HA team doesn't care about compatibility at all.

Pros:

open source solid amount of integrations quite a lot of documentation

Cons:

documentation often is outdated each upgrade has ~80% risk of breaking your instance