Home Assistant contains information about all your devicesA device is a model representing a physical or logical unit that contains entities.
and servicesA service carries out one specific task, for example: turn on the light in the living room. A service has targets and data and can be called by actions, a dashboard, or via voice command.
[Learn more]. This information is available for the user in the dashboard and it can be used to trigger automationsAutomations in Home Assistant allow you to automatically respond to things that happen in and around your home.
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Automations in Home Assistant allow you to automatically respond to things that happen. You can turn the lights on at sunset or pause the music when you receive a call.
If you are just starting out, we recommend that you start with blueprint automations. These are ready-made automations by the community that you only need to configure.
If you have got the hang of blueprints and would like to explore more, it’s time for the next step. But before you start creating automations, you will need to learn about the automation basics.