Automation Services


The automation integration has services to control automations, like turning automations on and off. This can be useful if you want to disable an automation from another automation.

Service automation.turn_on

This service enables the automation’s triggers.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Entity ID of automation to turn on. Can be a list. none or all are also accepted.

Service automation.turn_off

This service disables the automation’s triggers, and optionally stops any currently active actions.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Entity ID of automation to turn on. Can be a list. none or all are also accepted.
stop_actions yes Stop any currently active actions (defaults to true).

Service automation.toggle

This service enables the automation’s triggers if they were disabled, or disables the automation’s triggers, and stops any currently active actions, if the triggers were enabled.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Entity ID of automation to turn on. Can be a list. none or all are also accepted.

Service automation.trigger

This service will trigger the action of an automation. By default it bypasses any conditions, though that can be changed via the skip_condition attribute.

Service data attribute Optional Description
entity_id no Entity ID of automation to trigger. Can be a list. none or all are also accepted.
skip_condition yes Whether or not the condition will be skipped (defaults to true).

Service automation.reload

This service is only required if you create/edit automations in YAML. Automations via the UI do this automatically.

This service reloads all automations, stopping all currently active automation actions.