This video is a tutorial on how to install Homebridge and configure for Home Assistant.
Here is a link to get you started…..
As always, start off by making sure your system is up to date…
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
Once that is done, lets install some pre-reqs…..
sudo apt-get install npm nodejs nodejs-legacy
sudo apt-get install libnss-mdns:i386
sudo npm install node-gyp
sudo apt-get install build-essential libavahi-compat-libdnssd-dev
Now we can install Homebridge….
sudo npm install -g –unsafe-perm homebridge
Now with homebridge installed lets run it and make sure its working properly….
Once we know its working, lets install the home assistant plugin for homebridge…..
sudo npm install -g homebridge-homeassistant
Now we can configure the config.json file for homebridge….
sudo vi config.json
“supported_types”: [“input_boolean”, “light”, “lock”, “media_player”, “scene”, “sensor”, “switch”],
Now lets make homebridge start as a service in systemctl…..
sudo vi /email@example.com
Description=Node.js Homekit Server
sudo systemctl –system daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable firstname.lastname@example.org
sudo systemctl start email@example.com
sudo systemctl status firstname.lastname@example.org
Now you should be able to open up your home app on your phone or ipad and add the new homebridge…..
You are done, everything should be good to go now.
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