Netatmo


The netatmo component platform is the main component to integrate all Netatmo related platforms.

To enable the Netatmo component, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
netatmo:
  api_key: YOUR_CLIENT_ID
  secret_key: YOUR_CLIENT_SECRET
  username: YOUR_USERNAME
  password: YOUR_PASSWORD

Configuration Variables

api_key

(string)(Required)The client id from your Netatmo app.

secret_key

(integer)(Required)The client secret from your Netatmo app.

username

(string)(Required)Username for the Netatmo account.

password

(string)(Required)Password for the Netatmo account.

discovery

(boolean)(Optional)Whether to discover Netatmo devices. Set it to False, if you want to choose which Netatmo device you want to add.

Default value: true

webhooks

(boolean)(Optional)Enable webhooks for instant events of the Welcome and Presence cameras.

Default value: false

Get API and Secret Key

To get your API credentials, you have to declare a new application in the Netatmo Developer Page. Sign in using your username and password from your regular Netatmo account. Click on ‘Create an App’ at the top of the page.

You have to fill the form, but only two fields are required: Name and Description. It doesn’t really matter what you put into those. Just write something that make sense to you. To submit your new app, click on create at the bottom of the form.

That’s it. You can copy and paste your new client id and client secret in your Home Assistant configuration file just as described above, in the configuration example.

Webhooks

The Welcome and Presence cameras can send instant events to Home Assistant by using webhooks. There are different types of events, each with slightly different data attached. To enable the webhooks add webhooks: true to your configuration. It is also required to have your camera enabled in Home Assistant. You can do this either by manually setting up the platform or by enabeling discovery.

To be able to receive events from Netatmo, your Home Assistant instance needs to be accessible from the web (Hass.io instructions) and you need to have the base_url configured for the HTTP component (docs).

Events coming in from Netatmo will be available as events in Home Assistant and are fired as netatmo_*, along with their data. You can use this event to trigger automations.

Events

The following events are available:

  • netatmo_person (Welcome)
  • netatmo_movement (Welcome & Presence)
  • netatmo_human (Presence)
  • netatmo_animal (Presence)
  • netatmo_vehicle (Presence)
  • netatmo_other (Welcome & Presence)

All events (except netatmo_other) contain the following attributes:

Attribute Description
event_type Type of event. E.G. movement.
home_name Name of the home the camera belongs to.
camera_id MAC address of the camera.
message Message describing what has been seen by the camera.

The Presence camera additionally has these attributes:

Attribute Description
snapshot_url URL to a picture of the full frame of the event.
vignette_url URL to a picture cropped down to the area of interest.

The Welcome camera additionally has these attributes for netatmo_person events:

Attribute Description
id ID of the person that has been seen.
name Name of the person that has been seen.
is_known Boolean value if the person is known.
face_url URL to a picture of the person.

The netatmo_other event passes all the webhook data through for all webhook events that don’t match any of the above. Set the level of logging for the netatmo component to debug to view the data in the Home Assistant logs.

Services (only for webhooks)

There are two services to manually add and drop the webhooks. This might be useful if your webhook has been banned and you want to readd the webhook without restarting Home Assistant.

Service Description
addwebhook Subscribe to webhooks. By default the automatically generated URL will be used. But you can pass {"url": "https://yourdomain.com/yourwebhook/"} as service data to the service call if you want to use a manually created webhook trigger. In this case you have to manually process the data that is sent by Netatmo.
dropwebhook Unsubscribe existing webhooks.