spotcrime sensor allows one to track reported incidents occurring in a given area. Incidents include anything reported to Spot Crime. Your regional emergency services may or may not report data. The sensor defaults to counting incidents within one day, but can be customized via configuration.yaml.
You will need to request an API key from Spotcrime.
To enable this sensor, add the following lines to your
radius should be of sufficient size to capture incidents in your area. 0.01 = 1 mile.
sensor: - platform: spotcrime name: <any name> radius: <your radius> api_key: <"your_api_key_here">
(string)(Required)Name the sensor what you’d like.
(float)(Required)Radius you’d like to search within. 0.01 = 1 mile.
(string)(Required)The API key to access the service.
(int)(Optional)Number of days you’d like see to crime statistics for.
(list)(Optional)Event types you want statistics for.
(list)(Optional)Event types to ignore statistics for.
You can explicitly include or exclude incident types. Specifying
includes restricts the incidents to those types. Specifying
excludes will return all incident types except those specified.
These incident types are available:
crimealerts sensor fires a
crimealerts_incident event when a new incident is detected, including the type, time, and location of the incident.