Hunter Douglas PowerView


The hunterdouglas_powerview integration allows you to integrate your Hunter Douglas PowerView devices in Home Assistant. The product is also known by the brand name Luxaflex Powerview in Europe and Australia as explained on their website, however this integration should work for both brands.

There is currently support for the following device types within Home Assistant:

  • Button
  • Cover
  • Scene
  • Sensor
The Powerview Hub does not automatically wake shades or report position changes made via pebble remotes.

Calling the update entity service (homeassistant.update_entity) on a shade entity will trigger the hub to awaken a shade and report its current position. An example automation is available below for mains powered shades. While the automation will work for battery-powered shades, it will quickly drain their batteries for these devices.

Configuration

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

Hunter Douglas PowerView can be auto-discovered by Home Assistant. If an instance was found, it will be shown as “Discovered”, which you can select to set it up right away.

Manual configuration steps

Shades

Known working devices

If your shade is not listed please raise a feature request on the community forum.
Name (Type) Capabilities
Roman (4) Bottom Up
Bottom Up (5) Bottom Up
Duette (6) Bottom Up
Duette, Top Down Bottom Up (8) Top Down, Bottom Up
Duette DuoLite, Top Down Bottom Up (9) Top Down, Bottom Up
Silhouette (18) 90° Tilt when closed
Silhouette (23) 90° Tilt when closed
Duette Architella, Top Down Bottom Up (9) Top Down, Bottom Up
M25T Roller Blind (42) Bottom Up
Facette (43) 90° Tilt when closed
Twist (44) 180° Tilt when closed
Pleated, Top Down Bottom Up (47) Top Down, Bottom Up
AC Roller (49) Bottom Up

Devices with limited functionality

These devices are currently still being tested. We ask you wait patiently while this completes. Until this is completed these may perform basic or slightly odd functionality.
Name (Type) Capabilities
Top Down (7) Top Down
Silhouette Duolite (38) Dual Shade Blackout + 90° Tilt
Venetian, Tilt Anywhere (51) 180° Tilt Anywhere
Vertical Slats, Left Stack (54) 180° Tilt when closed, Vertical
Vertical Slats, Right Stack (55) 180° Tilt when closed, Vertical
Vertical Slats, Split Stack (56) 180° Tilt when closed, Vertical
Venetian, Tilt Anywhere (62) 180° Tilt Anywhere, Vertical
Vignette Duolite (65) Dual Shade Blackout
Curtain, Left Stack (69) 180° Tilt when closed, Vertical
Curtain, Right Stack (70) 180° Tilt when closed, Vertical
Curtain, Split Stack (71) 180° Tilt when closed, Vertical
Duolite Lift (79) Dual Shade Blackout 90° Tilt

Capabilities Information

Bottom Up

These shades offer only the simple up/down movement of your conventional shades.

Top Down

Full functionality not currently implemented

These shades offer a unique movement that is inverse to your conventional shade, where the shade is fixed to the floor and lowered from the roof.

Top Down, Bottom Up (TDBU)

TDBU shades consist of two rails controlled by two motors designated by Top and Bottom with fabric in between. The Top and Bottom can move independently to cover different parts of the window but cannot pass the other. Two different entities that will be created for each blind: Top and Bottom.

Top entity

  • ‘Up/Open’ will move the Top rail to the bottom of the window and set the Bottom rail to its closed position.
  • ‘Down/Close’ will move the Top rail to the top of the window and set the Bottom rail to its closed position.
  • ‘Position’ is the position in which the Top rail can move from the top of the window (0) to the bottom (100).
  • The position of a Top rail cannot pass that of a Bottom rail. If you set an impossible position, the position will fall back to the closest possible value to that requested.

Bottom entity

  • ‘Up/Open’ will move the Bottom rail to the top of the window and set the Top rail to its closed position.
  • ‘Down/Close’ will move the Bottom rail to the bottom of the window and set the Top rail to its closed position.
  • ‘Position’ is the position in which the Bottom rail can move from the bottom of the window (0) to the top (100).
  • The position of a Bottom rail cannot pass that of a Top rail. If you set an impossible position, the position will fall back to the closest possible value to that requested.

Tilt when closed

Shades with Tilt when closed functionality only allow a shade to tilt when it is closed and will automatically close the vanes when the shade is moved from it’s closed position.

Tilt Anywhere

Full functionality not currently implemented

These shades can tilt in any position and do not require the shade to be open or closed to adjust the tilt position.

Dual Shade Blackout

Full functionality not currently implemented

These shades consist of two pieces of fabric attached to a single rail. The front shade is sheer, with the rear being blackout, and neither panel can move independently from the other.

Buttons

Calibrate

Initiate a calibration of the shade position. Calibration is a common requirement with Duette-type shades with a string drop that lowers and raises the blind and less so with roller types.

Identify

Identify will ‘jog’ the shade position as a diagnostic tool to ensure the shade you are trying to move is both the intended shade and communicating correctly.

Example Automations

Calling a Powerview Scene

alias: "blinds closed at night"
trigger:
  platform: time
  at: "18:00:00"
action:
  - service: scene.turn_on
    target:
      entity_id: scene.10877

Force Update Shade Position

This automation is not recommended for battery-powered shades.

alias: Force Update
description: 'Update the position of defined shades'
mode: single
trigger:
  - platform: time_pattern
    hours: '1'
action:
  - service: homeassistant.update_entity
    target:
      entity_id:
        - cover.family_right
        - cover.family_left
        - cover.kitchen_roller