Excellent article. Building a *simple* home automation system has been on my To-Do list for a while. I'm notorious for leaving my garage door open. We have an old refrigerator and my wife is notorious for leaving the door open. Home Assistant seemed like the perfect solution. My planning was halted when I confronted a few security questions: How do I secure it? How do I ensure that it won't get hijacked and turned into a bot? I know there is no perfect solution when it comes to network security, but are there any "good / better / best" recommendations for securing a home automation system?
Great article, Jeff!