Automations using Node-RED

Together with Home Assistant a match in heaven

So after quite a lot of issues and struggles witht the automations in Home Assistant I decided to give Node-RED a go for its money.

And after a couple of hours trying to get it to do my bidding I fell in love with it.

It is way more responsive and has way more possibilities which are otherwise a pain in Home Assistant.

These are now the living room automations, and all the automations in home assistant are now removed.

Living room automations.

As you can see everything follows a defined path to the end result, and some steps hold a debug end so I can check some functions and variables.

So far for home automation Node-RED definately gets my recommendation and I will be using it way more often.

Update 23-04-2021:
After using it for a couple of days the responsiveness seems to be improved by a lot. Before in the mornings the responsiveness was lacking, perhaps it was starting the threads before executing, but now even in the morning almost instant (as expected).

Also it is now way easier to manage all automations and create changes on the fly or to make corrections to existing automations, I will give an update when I have more news about it.

Jasper van Rijbroek

Jasper van Rijbroek

I'm a PHP and NodeJS developer who was born in Amsterdam, NL but now lives in beautiful Valencia, Spain. I work remotely full-time and enjoy blogging about everything related to this wonderful country. Let me know if you have any questions about Spain - I'd be more than happy to help!

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