W800rf32 Binary Sensor

The w800rf32 platform supports X10 RF binary sensors such as Palm Pad remotes, key chain remotes, Hawkeye motion detectors, and many, many other X10 RF devices. Some that have specifically been used with this are the KR19A keychain, MS16A motion detector and the RSS18 four button wall mount keypad.

Setting up your devices

Once you have set up your w800rf32 hub, add the binary sensors to your configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  - platform: w800rf32
        name: motion_hall
        name: motion_kitchen

Configuration Variables


(map)(Required)A list of devices.


(string)(Optional)Override the name to use in the frontend.


(device_class)(Optional)The type or class of the sensor to set the icon in the frontend.


(integer)(Optional)For sensors that only sends ‘On’ state updates, this variable sets a delay after which the sensor state will be updated back to ‘Off’.

Binary sensors have only two states - “on” and “off”. Many door or window opening sensors will send a signal each time the door/window is open or closed. However, depending on their hardware or on their purpose, some sensors are only able to signal their “on” state:

  • Most motion sensors send a signal each time they detect motion. They stay “on” for a few seconds and go back to sleep, ready to signal other motion events. Usually, they do not send a signal when they go back to sleep.

For those devices, use the off_delay parameter. It defines a delay after which a device will go back to an “Off” state. That “Off” state will be fired internally by Home Assistant, just as if the device fired it by itself. If a motion sensor can only send signals once every 5 seconds, sets the off_delay parameter to seconds: 5.