Community Highlights: 20th edition


Damn! We are already at the 20th edition of the Home Assistant Community Highlights! Some interesting things popped up around our community, we thought was worth sharing.

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Blueprint of the week

Recently Home Assistant has received support for the use of alarm keypads with deCONZ, which works with an alarm control panel entity and the deconz_alarm_event.

Therefore this week’s blueprint is that of Robban, with which you can use a physical (Zigbee) keypad to switch your alarm on or off.

Keep in mind: the support in deCONZ rest plugin is still in an alpha stage.

Try it out! Read more about it on the community forum or install this automation in your instance with a click on the My button!

Lovelace Dashboard

Also this week we have a new Lovelace dashboard for the necessary portion of inspiration 💡 This time it has become that of StreetInevitable5427, a beautiful Neon UI that looks so sleek that you would love to hang it on your wall 🖼️

Take also a look at the original post on Reddit. Would you like your dashboard to be in the community highlight? Drop it on Reddit and maybe I’ll pick it out for the next edition.

Browser Extension

Fresh off the press, we came across something really cool on the community forum.

bokub has made browser extensions for Chrome and Firefox with which you can display a Lovelace dashboard in your browser and thus quickly switch a light, for example.

ESPHome 1.17

A new version of ESPHome has also been released this week! 🥳

In particular, I would like to point out the new pulse_meter component, which is ideal for if you want to measure all your energy via a pulse LED on your smart meter or when you want to read what your water consumption is.

By combining measuring how many pulses there are within a time frame and the time between each pulse, you get even better accurate readings!

Got a tip for the next edition?

Have you seen (or made) something awesome, interesting, unique, amazing, inspirational, unusual or funny, using Home Assistant?

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See you next edition!