When QNAP meets IOT – QWEATHER STATION

When QNAP meets IOT – QWEATHER STATION

Have you ever thought about turning your NAS into a weather station? In fact, it is very easy. You only need to build a professional weather station at home by using Docker (or Container Station) built-in NAS. First, you need to prepare: Weather Station WH2080+ Display Panel + USB NAS (requires support for docker) Weather Station image for docker MQTT Server # docker run -t -i –cap-add=SYS_ADMIN –privileged –security-opt seccomp:unconfined -v /dev/bus/usb:/dev/bus/usb jarvischung/weather-station node /root/weather.js your-mqtt-server As depicting in the figure , the display panel of the WH2080 is inserted…

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Use LASS4U to monitor air quality on LASS4NAS via QNAP NAS

Use LASS4U to monitor air quality on LASS4NAS via QNAP NAS

Recently, PM 2.5 becomes a very popular issue. There are many products such like LASS4U, airbox and so on, to help us understand the influence of air pollution.  Among this, LASS (Location Aware Sensing System, http://lass-net.org/) , an open source and nonprofit “envirnment detecting system, can collect many meaningful data to monitor the quality of air. Besides,  Its hardware has better specification and completement. It can collect the data of CO2, temperature、humidity 、PM2.5, (PM1、PM10), and the touchscreen allows user to get the instant information without opening web page and application….

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How to install openHAB and connect to a Z-wave device in QNAP Container Station

How to install openHAB and connect to a Z-wave device in QNAP Container Station

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install openHAB in QNAP Container Station and create a “Home automation” environment. There are two part of this tutorial: Basic installation Advanced installation – connect with a Z-wave device In Z-wave device, we take example by using “Aeotec Z-Stick Gen5”   Basic installation Create an “openHAB” container Open Container Station and click “Create” Search for “openHAB” Find the “openHAB” container and click “Install” Enter name for the container and click “Advanced Settings” In “Network”, configure the Port Forwarding setting In “Shared Folders”,…

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Integrating Home Assistant into your QNAP X86 System NAS

Integrating Home Assistant into your QNAP X86 System NAS

Integrating Home Assistant into your QNAP X86 System 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 X86 System NAS and Home Assistant. Notes : This tutorial only support on X86 system NAS, If you want to use it on ARM system, You should build docker image yourself, or search Home Assistant for ARM version on docker hub. Home Assistant can be easily installed on QNAP X86 System NAS by using Container Station app. For…

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How to establish a MongoDB to connect with QNAP NAS via QIoT Suite Lite?

How to establish a MongoDB to connect with QNAP NAS via QIoT Suite Lite?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to establish a MongoDB to connect with QNAP NAS via QIoT Suite Lite. Step_1: Open Container Station and Set Up MongoDB Click “Container Station“. Click “Create Container“. Go to MongoDB and click “Install” (Click “MongoDB” for more information). Click “Create” This will install an empty container. You will need to install, remove, and then install a new MongoDB. Choose the container and remove it. Choose “Create Container“, and click “Install” to rebuild the MongoDB. In Command, enter “mongod –auth“. Click “Advanced Settings“. Go…

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