Ambee


The Ambee integration integrates the Ambee API platform with Home Assistant.

Ambee fuses the power of thousands of on-ground sensor data and hundreds of remote imagery from satellites. Their state-of-the-art AI and ML techniques with proprietary models analyze environmental factors such as air quality, soil, micro weather, pollen, and more to help millions worldwide say safe and protect themselves.

Prerequisites

To use the Ambee integration, you will need to obtain an API key from Ambee

Ambee provides free API keys, that are limited to 100 requests a day. This is enough for a single Ambee integration instance. If you are in need for more, Ambee offers paid options to raise the limits on your API key as well.

Sign up for an Ambee account. Once you have completed the sign up and logged in for the first time, the API token will be displayed on the top of your Ambee dashboard. Make sure you select both the Air Quality API and the Pollen API.

Configuration

Adding Ambee to your Home Assistant instance can be done via the user interface, by using this My button:

Manual configuration steps

Sensors

The Ambee platform mainly provides sensors that you can use in your automations.

Air Quality

Polluted air affects planetary well-being with disruption to our ecosystem and various health risks. The following sensors from Ambee are available on this:

  • Air Quality Index (AQI)
  • Carbon Monoxide (CO)
  • Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2)
  • Ozone
  • Particulate Matter < 10 μm
  • Particulate Matter < 2.5 μm
  • Sulphur Dioxide (SO2)

Pollen

Pollen is a fine powder produced by trees and plants. Pollen can severely affect people, especially those with different ailments such as asthma and respiratory issues. This integration provides a lot of sensors to monitor pollen counts and risks.

Generic pollen count sensors (in pollen/m3) and as risk level (low, moderate, high, very high):

  • Grass
  • Tree
  • Weed

Additionally, sensors for specific pollen from specific grasses, trees or weeds, in pollen/m3, are provided. These are disabled by default. Enable those entities in the user interface if you like to use these:

  • Alder Tree
  • Birch Tree
  • Chenopod Weed
  • Cypress Tree
  • Elm Tree
  • Hazel Tree
  • Mugwort Weed
  • Nettle Weed
  • Oak Tree
  • Pine Tree
  • Plane Tree
  • Poaceae Grass
  • Poplar Tree
  • Ragweed