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  1. My Story with Home Automation and Home Assistant

    Home Assistant


    So, my Home Automation journey starts like may others: I bought one smart plug.

    Some of the wiring decisions made while building my house make no sense. In my family room, the light switch controlled an outlet in the very back of the room. But that wasn't a good place for the lamp for the room. The lamp needed to be way across the room where there is no switch-controlled-outlet.

    I bought a Wemo Mini Smart Plug 3-pack. I removed the long-ass extension cable I had running along the wall (and across a doorway) from the lamp to the switched-outlet. Then we could turn on the lamp with, "Hey Google, turn on the lamp." And it was glorious!

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