Thanks for the overview and summary.
Automations: I’ve noticed how fast you can reach its limits. For simple automation it’s a good choice but as soon as you want to integrate more dependencies it can complicated, nasty or impossible.
Node-Red is an interesting framework but currently I don’t trust in its stability. Some days ago my HA logs reported some errors that Node-Red isn’t able to connect to HA properly.
So and AppDaemon?
I did my first experiments with AppDaemon today and I was surprised/happy about its capabilities.
It was a simple lab setup:
- IKEA TRÅDFRI bulb (Zigbee)
- Osram Lightify Plug (Zigbee)
If you toggle the Lightlfy Plug:
- the bulb will be toggled 3 seconds later
- you’ll get a Telegram notification
So it’s really really basic stuff…
I guess it’s possible to implement this little setup in an HA script but it just worked in AppDaemon in less than 10 lines of code.
So I guess i’ll have a mix of HA Automation and AppDaemon in future.