IHC


IHC Controller integration for Home Assistant allows you to connect the LK IHC controller to Home Assistant. The controller is sold under other names in different countries - “ELKO Living system” in Sweden and Norway.

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

An ihc section must be present in the configuration.yaml file and contain the following options:

# Example configuration.yaml entry for two IHC controllers
ihc:
  - url: 'http://192.168.1.3'
    username: YOUR_USERNAME
    password: YOUR_PASSWORD
  - url: 'http://192.168.1.4'
    username: YOUR_USERNAME2
    password: YOUR_PASSWORD2

Configuration Variables

url

(string)(Required)The URL of the IHC Controller.

username

(string)(Required)The username for the IHC Controller.

password

(string)(Required)The password for the IHC Controller.

auto_setup

(boolean)(Optional)Automatic setup of IHC products.

Default value: true

info

(boolean)(Optional)Shows the IHC “name”, “note” and “position” attributes of each component. This will make it easier to identify the IHC products within Home Assistant.

Auto setup of IHC products

If the auto setup is enabled, the ihc component will automatically find IHC products and insert these as devices in Home Assistant. To disable this set auto_setup to false. See the individual device types for a list of IHC products to be recognized automatically.

Components will get a default name that is a combination of the IHC group and IHC resource id. If you want to change the display names use the Customizing entities.

Manual setup

Each device is associated with an IHC resource id. To manually setup components you specify resource ids from the IHC project. The IHC project is the file you edit/upload to the IHC Controller using LK IHC Visual - or similar program if your controller is not the LK brand.

The project file is an XML file and you can view it with any text/XML editor. You can rename it to have the XML extension and use a browser like Chrome or Internet Explorer. The resources are the <airlink_xxx> or <dataline_xxx> elements. Shown as inputs or outputs of products in the IHC application. You can also use inputs and outputs from function blocks. These are the <resource_input> and <resource_output> elements from the project file.

The IHC resource id should be specified as an integer value. In the project file the id will be specified as a hex number.

If you want an easier way to get the IHC resource ids, you can download the Alternative Service View application. The application will show the product tree. You can expand it, select inputs and outputs and when selected you can see the resource id.

See the manual of each device type for configuration options.

Binary Sensor

Before you can use the IHC Binary Sensor platform, you must setup the IHC Component.

When auto setup is enabled the following products will be found in the IHC project and setup as binary sensors:

  • Dataline magnet contacts
  • Dataline Pir sensors
  • Dataline Pir sensors with twilight detection
  • Dataline Pir alarm sensor
  • Dataline smoke detector
  • Dataline gas detector
  • Dataline light sensor

Manual configuration

To manually configure IHC Binary Sensors insert the “binary_sensor” section in your IHC configuration:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
ihc:
  - url: 'http://192.168.1.3'
    username: YOUR_USERNAME
    password: YOUR_PASSWORD
    info: true
    binary_sensor:
      - id: 12345
        name: switch_front_door
        inverting: false
        note: Magnet contact
        position: Switch in door
        type: door

Configuration Variables

binary_sensor

(map)(Optional)List of binary sensors to setup manually.

id

(integer)(Required)The IHC resource id.

inverting

(boolean)(Optional)If True the sensor will be inverted.

Default value: false

name

(string)(Optional)The name of the sensor.

type

(string)(Optional)The binary sensor type. See Home Assistant binary sensor for available types.

note

(string)(Optional)Descriptive note

position

(string)(Optional)Where is it placed

The resource id should be an id of a boolean IHC resource. For more information about IHC resource ids see Manual Setup.

Sensor

Before you can use the IHC Sensor platform, you must setup the IHC Component.

When auto setup is enabled the following products will be found in the IHC project and setup as sensors:

  • Dataline temperature sensor - Will insert 2 temperature sensors
  • Dataline Humidity - Will insert 1 humidity and 2 temperature sensors (calculated dewpoint)
  • Dataline Lux - will insert 1 light and 1 temperature sensor

To manually configure IHC sensors insert the “sensor” section in your IHC configuration:

ihc:
  - url: 'http://192.168.1.3'
    username: YOUR_USERNAME2
    password: YOUR_PASSWORD2
    info: true
    sensor:
      - id: 12345
        name: Temperatur_living_room
        unit_of_measurement: '°C'
        note: Floor and wall temp.
        position: On wall between windows
      - id: 23456
        ...

Configuration Variables

sensor

(map)(Optional)List of sensors to setup manually.

id

(integer)(Required)The IHC resource id.

name

(string)(Optional)The name of the sensor.

unit_of_measurement

(string)(Optional)Defines the unit of measurement of the sensor, if any.

note

(string)(Optional)Descriptive note.

position

(string)(Optional)Where it is placed.

The resource id should be a IHC float resource. For more information about IHC resource ids see Manual Setup.

Light

Before you can use the IHC Light platform, you must setup the IHC Component.

When auto setup is enabled the following products will be found in the IHC project and setup as light devices:

  • Wireless lamp outlet dimmer
  • Wireless dimmer
  • Wireless combi dimmer 4 buttons
  • Wireless lamp outlet relay
  • Wireless combi relay 4 buttons
  • Wireless mobile dimmer
  • Dataline lamp outlet

To manually configure IHC lights insert the “light” section in your IHC configuration:

ihc:
  - url: 'http://192.168.1.3'
    username: YOUR_USERNAME2
    password: YOUR_PASSWORD2
    info: true
    light:
      - id: 12345
        name: tablelight
      - id: 23432

Configuration Variables

light

(map)(Optional)List of lights to setup manually

dimmable

(boolean)(Optional)Set to True if the IHC resource is a light level.

Default value: false

id

(integer)(Required)The IHC resource id.

on_id

(integer)(Optional)Optional IHC resource id that will be pulsed to turn ON this light.

off_id

(integer)(Optional)Optional IHC resource id that will be pulsed to turn OFF this light.

name

(string)(Optional)The name of the component

note

(string)(Optional)Descriptive note.

position

(string)(Optional)Where it is placed.

In the example above 12345 is ihc resource id and “tablelight” is the name. The IHC resource id can be a light level for dimmers or a boolean output of a relay. For more information about IHC resource ids see Manual Setup.

Switch

Before you can use the IHC Switch platform, you must setup the IHC Component.

When auto setup is enabled the following products will be found in the ihc project and setup as switch devices:

  • Wireless plug outlet
  • Wireless relay
  • Mobile wireless relay
  • Dataline plug outlet

To manually configure IHC switches insert the “switch” section in yourIHC configuration:

ihc:
  - url: 'http://192.168.1.3'
    username: YOUR_USERNAME
    password: YOUR_PASSWORD
    info: true
    switch:
      - id: 12345
      - id: 12346

Configuration Variables

switch

(map)(Optional)List of switches to setup manually

id

(integer)(Required)The IHC resource id.

on_id

(integer)(Optional)Optional IHC resource id that will be pulsed to turn ON this switch.

off_id

(integer)(Optional)Optional IHC resource id that will be pulsed to turn OFF this switch.

name

(string)(Optional)The name of the component

note

(string)(Optional)Descriptive note.

position

(string)(Optional)Where it is placed.

The resource id should be a boolean resource (On/Off). For more information about IHC resource ids see Manual Setup.