Privacy friendly ESP32 smart doorbell with Home Assistant local integration

In this article, the author discusses their experience building a privacy-focused “smart” doorbell that integrates with Home Assistant via ESPHome. The project aims to be simple yet customizable, allowing for flexibility. The author provides a list of parts needed for the project and a step-by-step guide for building and configuring the doorbell. They highlight the use of an RGB LED ring light and the option to use the built-in LED of the ESP32-CAM as a flash. The author also includes links to the necessary files and provides automation instructions for taking snapshots and sending notifications.

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