Covers


Home Assistant can give you an interface to control covers such as rollershutters, blinds, and garage doors.

The display style of each entity can be modified in the customize section. Besides the basic ones like friendly_name or hidden, the following attributes are supported for covers:

Attribute Default Description
device_class   see below
assumed_state false If set to true, cover buttons will always be enabled

Device Class

The way these sensors are displayed in the frontend can be modified in the customize section. The following device classes are supported for covers:

  • None: Generic cover. This is the default and doesn’t need to be set.
  • awning: Control of an awning, such as an exterior retractable window, door, or patio cover.
  • blind: Control of blinds, which are linked slats that expand or collapse to cover an opening or may be tilted to partially covering an opening, such as window blinds.
  • curtain: Control of curtains or drapes, which is often fabric hung above a window or door that can be drawn open.
  • damper: Control of a mechanical damper that reduces airflow, sound, or light.
  • door: Control of a door or gate that provides access to an area.
  • garage: Control of a garage door that provides access to a garage.
  • shade: Control of shades, which are a continuous plane of material or connected cells that expanded or collapsed over an opening, such as window shades.
  • shutter: Control of shutters, which are linked slats that swing out/in to covering an opening or may be tilted to partially cover an opening, such as indoor or exterior window shutters.
  • window: Control of a physical window that opens and closes or may tilt.

Services

Cover control services

Available services: cover.open_cover, cover.close_cover, cover.stop_cover, cover.open_cover_tilt, cover.close_cover_tilt, cover.stop_cover_tilt

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id yes String or list of strings that point at entity_id’s of covers. Else targets all.

Service cover.set_cover_position

Set cover position of one or multiple covers.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id yes String or list of strings that point at entity_id’s of covers. Else targets all.
position no Integer between 0 and 100.

Automation example

automation:
  trigger:
    platform: time
    at: "07:15:00"
  action:
    - service: cover.set_cover_position
      data:
        entity_id: cover.demo
        position: 50

Service cover.set_cover_tilt_position

Set cover tilt position of one or multiple covers.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id yes String or list of strings that point at entity_id’s of covers. Else targets all.
position no Integer between 0 and 100.

Automation example

automation:
  trigger:
    platform: time
    at: "07:15:00"
  action:
    - service: cover.set_cover_tilt_position
      data:
        entity_id: cover.demo
        position: 50