manual alarm control panel platform enables you to set manual alarms in Home Assistant.
To enable this, add the following lines to your
# Example configuration.yaml entry alarm_control_panel: - platform: manual
(string)(Optional)The name of the alarm.
Default value: HA Alarm
(string)(Exclusive)If defined, specifies a code to enable or disable the alarm in the frontend. Only one of code and code_template can be specified.
(string)(Exclusive)If defined, returns a code to enable or disable the alarm in the frontend; an empty string disables checking the code. Inside the template, the variables from_state and to_state identify the current and desired state. Only one of code and code_template can be specified.
(integer)(Optional)The time in seconds of the pending time before triggering the alarm.
Default value: 0
(integer)(Optional)The time in seconds of the pending time before effecting a state change.
Default value: 60
(integer)(Optional)The time in seconds of the trigger time in which the alarm is firing.
Default value: 120
(boolean)(Optional)If true, the alarm will automatically disarm after it has been triggered instead of returning to the previous state.
(list)(Optional)State specific settings
(integer)(Optional)State specific setting for delay_time (all states except triggered)
(integer)(Optional)State specific setting for pending_time (all states except disarmed)
(integer)(Optional)State specific setting for trigger_time (all states except triggered)
The state machine of the manual alarm component is complex but powerful. The transitions are timed according to three values, delay_time, pending_time and trigger_time. The values in turn can come from the default configuration variable or from a state-specific override.
When the alarm is armed, its state first goes to pending for a number of seconds equal to the destination state’s pending_time, and then transitions to one of the “armed” states. Note that code_template never receives “pending” in the to_state variable; instead, to_state contains the state which the user has requested. However, from_state can contain “pending”.
When the alarm is triggered, its state goes to pending for a number of seconds equal to the previous state’s delay_time plus the triggered state’s pending_time. Then the alarm transitions to the “triggered” states. The code is never checked when triggering the alarm, so the to_state variable of code_template cannot ever contain “triggered” either; again, from_state can contain “triggered”.
The alarm remains in the “triggered” state for a number of seconds equal to the previous state’s trigger_time. Then, depending on disarm_after_trigger, it goes back to either the previous state or disarmed. If the previous state’s trigger_time is zero, the transition to “triggered” is entirely blocked and the alarm remains in the armed state.
Each of the settings is useful in different scenarios. pending_time gives you some time to leave the building (for “armed” states) or to disarm the alarm (for the “triggered” state).
delay_time can also be used to allow some time to disarm the alarm, but with more flexibility. For example, you could specify a delay time for the “armed away” state, in order to avoid triggering the alarm while the garage door opens, but not for the “armed home” state.
trigger_time is useful to disable the alarm when disarmed, but it can also be used for example to sound the siren for a shorter time during the night.
In the config example below:
- the disarmed state never triggers the alarm;
- the armed_home state will leave no time to leave the building or disarm the alarm;
- while other states state will give 30 seconds to leave the building before triggering the alarm, and 20 seconds to disarm the alarm when coming back.
# Example configuration.yaml entry alarm_control_panel: - platform: manual name: Home Alarm code: 1234 pending_time: 30 delay_time: 20 trigger_time: 4 disarmed: trigger_time: 0 armed_home: pending_time: 0 delay_time: 0
In the rest of this section, you find some real-life examples on how to use this panel.
Using sensors to trigger the alarm.
automation: - alias: 'Trigger alarm while armed away' trigger: - platform: state entity_id: sensor.pir1 to: 'active' - platform: state entity_id: sensor.pir2 to: 'active' - platform: state entity_id: sensor.door to: 'open' - platform: state entity_id: sensor.window to: 'open' condition: - condition: state entity_id: alarm_control_panel.ha_alarm state: armed_away action: service: alarm_control_panel.alarm_trigger entity_id: alarm_control_panel.ha_alarm
Sending a notification when the alarm is triggered.
automation: - alias: 'Send notification when alarm triggered' trigger: - platform: state entity_id: alarm_control_panel.ha_alarm to: 'triggered' action: - service: notify.notify data: message: "ALARM! The alarm has been triggered"
Disarming the alarm when the door is properly unlocked.
automation: - alias: 'Disarm alarm when door unlocked by keypad' trigger: - platform: state entity_id: sensor.front_door_lock_alarm_type to: '19' # many z-wave locks use Alarm Type 19 for 'Unlocked by Keypad' action: - service: alarm_control_panel.alarm_disarm entity_id: alarm_control_panel.house_alarm