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.
  • damper: Ventilation damper controller.
  • garage: Garage door controller.
  • window: Window controller.

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