Integrating Home Assistant into your QNAP NAS

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Integrating Home Assistant into your QNAP NAS

Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform running on Python 3 and Raspberry Pi. It is very easy and beneficial to combine QNAP NAS and Home Assistant.

 

Home Assistant can be easily installed on QNAP NAS by using Container Station app. For more information regarding Container Station, please check https://www.qnap.com/solution/container_station/en/index.php

 

Follow these steps to install Home Assistant:

  1. If you have not already installed Container Station on your NAS, you can find it in the NAS App Center.
  2. Open Container Station and go to “Create Container”.  Search for ” homeassistant/home-assistant” with docker hub, and click ” Install “

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3. In Version, choose  ” latest”  and click ” Next”.

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4. Enter a name for the container (for example: homeassistant)
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5. Click “Advanced Settings”. Go to Environment and click add twice :

  • In Name “,  enter  ” variable ” ;  in Value ” enter  “ tz
  • In ” Name “,  enter  ” value ” ;  in ” Value ” enter  Europe/London”

 Other timezone values can be found at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones

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6.   Go to “Network” :

  • In Network Mode  “, choose  ” Host ”

 

7. Go to “Shared Folders” :

  • In Volume from host “, click  ” Add ” and choose an existing folder or add a new folder (for example: HomeA)
  • In  mount point , enter  “/config “.  Home Assistant will use this folder for   configurations information and logs 3-2

 

8. Click ” Create ” and wait for the NAS to finish creating the container

9. After container has been created, open a new web browser window and go to http://<NAS IP>: 8123 ” (for example: ” http://192.xx.xx.xx : 8123″. Your Home Assistant will be displayed.

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