Caller ID Sensor


The modem_callerid sensor platform uses an available modem for collecting caller ID information. It requires a Hayes AT compatible modem that supports caller ID detection (via AT+VCID=1).

When the sensor detects a new call, its state changes to ‘ring’ for each ring and ‘callerid’ when caller id information is received. It returns to ‘idle’ once ringing stops. The state event includes an attribute payload that includes the time of the call, name and number.

Setup

To find the path of your USB modem, run:

$ ls /dev/ttyACM*

If Home Assistant (hass) runs with another user (e.g., homeassistant on Hassbian) give access to the stick with:

$ sudo usermod -a -G dialout homeassistant

Depending on what’s plugged into your USB ports, the name found above may change. You can lock in a name, such as /dev/modem, by following these instructions.

Configuration

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

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: modem_callerid

Configuration Variables

name

(string)(Optional)Name of the sensor to use in the frontend.

Default value: modem_callerid

device

(string)(Optional)The port to use.

Default value: /dev/ttyACM0

To find the path of your USB modem, run:

$ ls /dev/ttyACM*

If Home Assistant (hass) runs with another user (e.g., homeassistant on Hassbian) give access to the stick with:

$ sudo usermod -a -G dialout homeassistant

Depending on what’s plugged into your USB ports, the name found above may change. You can lock in a name, such as /dev/modem, by following these instructions.

Examples

Some example automations:

automation:
  - alias: Notify CallerID
    trigger: 
      platform: state
      entity_id: sensor.modem_callerid
      to: "callerid"
    action:
      service: notify.notify
      data:
        message: 'Call from {{ states.sensor.modem_callerid.attributes.cid_name }} at {{ states.sensor.modem_callerid.attributes.cid_number }} '
  - alias: Notify CallerID webui
    trigger: 
      platform: state
      entity_id: sensor.modem_callerid
      to: "callerid"
    action:
      service: persistent_notification.create
      data:
        title: "Call from"
        message: '{{ states.sensor.modem_callerid.attributes.cid_time.strftime("%I:%M %p") }} {{ states.sensor.modem_callerid.attributes.cid_name }}  {{ states.sensor.modem_callerid.attributes.cid_number }} '
  - alias: Say CallerID
    trigger: 
      platform: state
      entity_id: sensor.modem_callerid
      to: "callerid"
    action:
      service: tts.google_say
      data_template:
        message: 'Call from {{ states.sensor.modem_callerid.attributes.cid_name }}'