Abode Home Security

The abode component will allow users to integrate their Abode Home Security systems into Home Assistant and use its alarm system and sensors to automate their homes.

Please visit the Abode website for further information about Abode Security.

There is currently support for the following device types within Home Assistant:

  • Alarm Control Panel: Reports on the current alarm status and can be used to arm and disarm the system.
  • Binary Sensor: Reports on Quick Actions, Door Contacts, Connectivity sensors (remotes, keypads, and status indicators), Moisture sensors, and Motion or Occupancy sensors.
  • Camera: Reports on Camera devices and will download and show the latest captured still image.
  • Cover: Reports on Secure Barriers and can be used to open and close the cover.
  • Lock: Reports on Door Locks and can be used to lock and unlock the door.
  • Light: Reports on Dimmer lights and can be used to dim or turn the light on and off.
  • Switch: Reports on Power Switch devices and can be used to turn the power switch on and off. Also reports on Automations set up in the Abode system and allows you to activate or deactivate them.
  • Sensor: Reports on Temperature, Humidity, and Light sensors.


To use Abode devices in your installation, add the following abode section to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  username: abode_username
  password: abode_password
  name: Abode Alarm System
  polling: false
    - 'ZW:0000000034'
    - 'RF:00000011'
    - 'ZW:0000000022'

Configuration Variables


(string)(Required)Username for your Abode account.


(string)(Required)Password for your Abode account.


(string)(Optional)The name for your alarm controller.


(boolean)(Optional)Enable polling if cloud push updating is less reliable. Will update the devices once every 30 seconds.

Default value: false


(list)(Optional)A list of devices to exclude from Home Assistant by their Abode device_id or automation_id, found within the component attributes.


(list)(Optional)A list of switch devices that Home Assistant should treat as lights by the switches Abode device_id, found within the component attributes.


There are a number of events that can be triggered from Abode. They are grouped into the below events:

  • abode_alarm: Fired when an alarm event is triggered from Abode. This includes Smoke, CO, Panic, and Burglar alarms.
  • abode_alarm_end: Fired when an alarm end event is triggered from Abode.
  • abode_automation: Fired when an Automation is triggered from Abode.
  • abode_panel_fault: Fired when there is a fault with the Abode hub. This includes events like loss of power, low battery, tamper switches, polling failures, and signal interference.
  • abode_panel_restore: Fired when the panel fault is restored.

All events have the fields:

Field Description
device_id The Abode device ID of the event.
device_name The Abode device name of the event.
device_type The Abode device type of the event.
event_code The event code of the event.
event_name The name of the event.
event_type The type of the event.
event_utc The UTC timestamp of the event.
user_name The Abode user that triggered the event, if applicable.
date The date of the event in the format MM/DD/YYYY.
time The time of the event in the format HH:MM AM.

There is a unique list of known event_codes that can be found here.


Service change_setting

Change settings on your Abode system. For a full list of settings and valid values, consult the AbodePy settings section.

Service data attribute Optional Description
setting No The setting you wish to change.
value No The value you wish to change the setting to.

Service capture_image

Request a new still image from your Abode IR camera.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id No String or list of strings that point at entity_ids of Abode cameras.

Service trigger_quick_action

Trigger a quick action automation on your Abode system.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id No String or list of strings that point at entity_ids of binary_sensors that represent your Abode quick actions.