Manual


The manual alarm control panel platform enables you to set manual alarms in Home Assistant.

Configuration

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

# Example configuration.yaml entry
alarm_control_panel:
  - platform: manual

Configuration Variables

name

(string)(Optional)

The name of the alarm.

Default value:

HA Alarm

code

(string)(Exclusive)

If defined, specifies a code to enable or disable the alarm in the frontend. Only one of code and code_template can be specified.

code_template

(string)(Exclusive)

If defined, returns a code to enable or disable the alarm in the frontend; an empty string disables checking the code. Inside the template, the variables from_state and to_state identify the current and desired state. Only one of code and code_template can be specified.

code_arm_required

(boolean)(Optional)

If true, the code is required to arm the alarm.

Default value:

true

delay_time

(integer)(Optional)

The time in seconds of the pending time before triggering the alarm.

Default value:

0

pending_time

(integer)(Optional)

The time in seconds of the pending time before effecting a state change.

Default value:

60

trigger_time

(integer)(Optional)

The time in seconds of the trigger time in which the alarm is firing.

Default value:

120

disarm_after_trigger

(boolean)(Optional)

If true, the alarm will automatically disarm after it has been triggered instead of returning to the previous state.

Default value:

false

armed_custom_bypass/armed_home/armed_away/armed_night/disarmed/triggered

(list)(Optional)

State specific settings

delay_time

(integer)(Optional)

State specific setting for delay_time (all states except triggered)

pending_time

(integer)(Optional)

State specific setting for pending_time (all states except disarmed)

trigger_time

(integer)(Optional)

State specific setting for trigger_time (all states except triggered)

State machine

The state machine of the manual alarm integration is complex but powerful. The transitions are timed according to three values, delay_time, pending_time and trigger_time. The values in turn can come from the default configuration variable or from a state-specific override.

When the alarm is armed, its state first goes to pending for a number of seconds equal to the destination state’s pending_time, and then transitions to one of the “armed” states. Note that code_template never receives “pending” in the to_state variable; instead, to_state contains the state which the user has requested. However, from_state can contain “pending”.

When the alarm is triggered, its state goes to pending for a number of seconds equal to the previous state’s delay_time plus the triggered state’s pending_time. Then the alarm transitions to the “triggered” states. The code is never checked when triggering the alarm, so the to_state variable of code_template cannot ever contain “triggered” either; again, from_state can contain “triggered”.

The alarm remains in the “triggered” state for a number of seconds equal to the previous state’s trigger_time. Then, depending on disarm_after_trigger, it goes back to either the previous state or disarmed. If the previous state’s trigger_time is zero, the transition to “triggered” is entirely blocked and the alarm remains in the armed state.

Each of the settings is useful in different scenarios. pending_time gives you some time to leave the building (for “armed” states) or to disarm the alarm (for the “triggered” state).

delay_time can also be used to allow some time to disarm the alarm, but with more flexibility. For example, you could specify a delay time for the “armed away” state, in order to avoid triggering the alarm while the garage door opens, but not for the “armed home” state.

trigger_time is useful to disable the alarm when disarmed, but it can also be used for example to sound the siren for a shorter time during the night.

Examples

In the configuration example below:

  • the disarmed state never triggers the alarm;
  • the armed_home state will leave no time to leave the building or disarm the alarm;
  • while other states state will give 30 seconds to leave the building before triggering the alarm, and 20 seconds to disarm the alarm when coming back.
# Example configuration.yaml entry
alarm_control_panel:
  - platform: manual
    name: Home Alarm
    code: 1234
    pending_time: 30
    delay_time: 20
    trigger_time: 4
    disarmed:
      trigger_time: 0
    armed_home:
      pending_time: 0
      delay_time: 0

In the rest of this section, you find some real-life examples on how to use this panel.

Sensors

Using sensors to trigger the alarm.

automation:
- alias: 'Trigger alarm while armed away'
  trigger:
    - platform: state
      entity_id: sensor.pir1
      to: 'active'
    - platform: state
      entity_id: sensor.pir2
      to: 'active'
    - platform: state
      entity_id: sensor.door
      to: 'open'
    - platform: state
      entity_id: sensor.window
      to: 'open'
  condition:
    - condition: state
      entity_id: alarm_control_panel.ha_alarm
      state: armed_away
  action:
    service: alarm_control_panel.alarm_trigger
    entity_id: alarm_control_panel.ha_alarm

Sending a notification when the alarm is triggered.

automation:
  - alias: 'Send notification when alarm triggered'
    trigger:
      - platform: state
        entity_id: alarm_control_panel.ha_alarm
        to: 'triggered'
    action:
      - service: notify.notify
        data:
          message: "ALARM! The alarm has been triggered"

Disarming the alarm when the door is properly unlocked.

automation:
  - alias: 'Disarm alarm when door unlocked by keypad'
    trigger:
      - platform: state
        entity_id: sensor.front_door_lock_alarm_type
        to: '19'
        # many z-wave locks use Alarm Type 19 for 'Unlocked by Keypad'
    action:
      - service: alarm_control_panel.alarm_disarm
        entity_id: alarm_control_panel.house_alarm

Sending a Notification when the Alarm is Armed (Away/Home), Disarmed and in Pending Status

- alias: 'Send notification when alarm is Disarmed'
  trigger:
    - platform: state
      entity_id: alarm_control_panel.home_alarm
      to: 'disarmed'
  action:
    - service: notify.notify
      data_template:
        message: "ALARM! The alarm is Disarmed at {{ states('sensor.date_time') }}"
- alias: 'Send notification when alarm is in pending status'
  trigger:
    - platform: state
      entity_id: alarm_control_panel.home_alarm
      to: 'pending'
  action:
    - service: notify.notify
      data_template:
        message: "ALARM! The alarm is in pending status at {{ states('sensor.date_time') }}"
- alias: 'Send notification when alarm is Armed in Away mode'
  trigger:
    - platform: state
      entity_id: alarm_control_panel.home_alarm
      to: 'armed_away'
  action:
    - service: notify.notify
      data_template:
        message: "ALARM! The alarm is armed in Away mode {{ states('sensor.date_time') }}"
- alias: 'Send notification when alarm is Armed in Home mode'
  trigger:
    - platform: state
      entity_id: alarm_control_panel.home_alarm
      to: 'armed_home'
  action:
    - service: notify.notify
      data_template:
        # Using multi-line notation allows for easier quoting
        message: >
          ALARM! The alarm is armed in Home mode {{ states('sensor.date_time') }}