Brent Saltzman


Interested in all things technology with a passion for analog, design, audio, and anything that sparks creativity and imagination.


Tag: Alerts


  1. Monitoring your Sump Pump with Home Assistant

    (If you are visiting this page on a mobile device and having an issue seeing the pictures, click here to visit the non-amp version) With thunderstorm season upon us, I thought it would be fitting to talk about monitoring sump pumps. When I purchased my house one of the first…

    Home Assistant, Home Automation, SmartHome, Alerts, DIY

  2. Notification when a Windows Media Center Recording starts using Home Assistant

    I'm a long time user (and believer) in Windows Media Center as the primary method to consume Cable TV. Coupled with a cable card tuner such as the SiliconDust HDHomeRun PRIME you can create a fantastic, flexible user and stable Cable TV experience with Windows 7 and Windows Media Center.…

    Home Assistant, HTPC, SmartHome, Home Automation, Alerts

  3. Leveraging Home Assistant During Severe Weather

    Let's take a look at how I started to use the alerts monitored condition of the Weather Underground component in Home Assistant. I remember when this functionality was first included in Home Assistant. I was very excited to have this additional data point in Home Assistant because unless I was…

    Home Assistant, Home Automation, SmartHome, Weather, Notifications, Alerts

  4. Pushover Notifications

    There are only a handful of apps that I can't live without, let alone I would blog about for free (but if Superblock wants to throw some stickers my way, I'll put them in good places :)). One of them is Pushover. Pushover is a simple notifications app that allows you…

    Alerts, Apps, Code, Monitoring, Notifications, Scripting