What is Homebridge?
Homebridge allows you to integrate with smart home devices that do not natively support HomeKit. There are over 2,000 Homebridge plugins supporting thousands of different smart accessories
Before we start, please ensure you have Docker installed. This can be installed through the Synology Package Center.
We now need to create the Homebridge Docker folder. Head into File Station and open the Docker folder. Select Create, choose Create folder and name it homebridge.
We will now head into Control Panel > Task Scheduler > Create > Scheduled Task and click User-defined script. (see demonstration)
In the window that appears, insert the following:
In the General tab, In the Task field, enter Homebridge. From the User list, select root. Uncheck the Enabled option.
In the Schedule tab, Select Run on the following date (make sure It’s today’s date). Now select Do not repeat.
In the Task Settings tab, under Notification, You can choose to turn this on, otherwise skip this. Now copy-paste the following code into the Run command area. Now click OK.
docker run -d --name=homebridge \ -e DSM_HOSTNAME=Galactica \ -v /volume1/docker/homebridge:/homebridge \ --net=host \ --restart always \ oznu/homebridge
Important: Make sure you update the DSM_HOSTNAME to match yours. You can find this under Control Panel, Network and look for Server name.
When the below warning appears, press OK.
You will now see your list of tasks. Select Homebridge, now press Run.
When asked to run, press Yes.
The installation process has now finished. Give it a few seconds to appear in your Docker list.
Open your browser and enter the link to your new container http://synologyip:8581
Important: The default username and password is admin
Docker Compose and Portainer
If you would prefer to install with Docker Compose or Portainer, use the following code. You can also view a demonstration here.
version: '3.3' services: homebridge: container_name: homebridge environment: - DSM_HOSTNAME=Galactica volumes: - '/volume1/docker/homebridge:/homebridge' network_mode: host restart: always image: oznu/homebridge
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