Another month has passed and some great new features have landed in Home Assistant. This month release has been made possible by balloob, ettisan, fabaff, gyran, jamespcole, michaelarnauts, miniconfig and rmkraus.
IP Camera Support James has worked very hard to add support for IP cameras to Home Assistant which is included in this release. The initial release focusses on providing generic IP camera support. This means that any webcam that can exposes a JPEG image via a URL can be integrated.
Home Assistant will route the requests to your camera via the server allowing you to expose IP camera’s inside your network via the Home Assistant app.
# Example configuration.yaml entry camera: platform: generic name: my sample camera username: MY_USERNAME password: MY_PASSWORD still_image_url: http://18.104.22.168/jpg/image.jpg
To update to the latest version, run
scripts/update. Please report any issues on GitHub.
Arduino Fabian has contributed support for interfacing with Arduinos. This makes it possible to connect your Arduino via USB and expose pins as sensor data and write to pins via switches. Have a look at the docs for an extensive guide to get started.
# Example configuration.yaml entry switch: platform: arduino pins: 11: name: Fan Office type: digital 12: name: Light Desk type: digital sensor: platform: arduino pins: 1: name: Door switch type: analog 0: name: Brightness type: analog
Kodi (XBMC) Ettisan has contributed a Kodi (XBMC) platform for the media player component. This allows you to track all the media that you are playing and allow you to control it.
# Example configuration.yaml entry media_player: platform: kodi name: Kodi url: http://192.168.0.123/jsonrpc user: kodi password: my_secure_password
TP-Link Michael has added TP-Link support to the device tracker. This allows you to now detect presence if you have a TP-Link router.
# Example configuration.yaml entry device_tracker: platform: tplink host: YOUR_ROUTER_IP username: YOUR_ADMIN_USERNAME password: YOUR_ADMIN_PASSWORD
Efergy energy monitor Miniconfig has contributed support for the Efergy energy meters. To get an app token, log in to your efergy account, go to the Settings page, click on App tokens, and click “Add token”.
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: platform: efergy app_token: APP_TOKEN utc_offset: UTC_OFFSET monitored_variables: - type: instant_readings - type: budget - type: cost period: day currency: $
Fabian has added support for Forecast.io to get weather forecasts for Home Assistant. You need an API key which is free but requires a registration. To add Forecast.io to your installation, add the following to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: platform: forecast api_key: YOUR_APP_KEY monitored_conditions: - summary - precip_type - precip_intensity - temperature - dew_point - wind_speed - wind_bearing - cloud_cover - humidity - pressure - visibility - ozone