Entity Card

The Entity card gives you a quick overview of your entity’s state.

Screenshot of the entity card Screenshot of the Entity card.

To add the Entity card to your user interface, click the Lovelace menu (three dots at the top right of the screen) and then Edit Dashboard. Click the plus button in the bottom right corner and select Entity from the card picker.

Configuration Variables

type string Required


entity string Required

Home Assistant entity ID.

name string (Optional, default: Entity Name)
Name of Entity
icon string (Optional)

Overwrites icon.

attribute string (Optional)

An attribute associated with the entity

unit string (Optional)

Unit of Measurement given to data


Unit Of Measurement given by entity

theme string (Optional)

Set to any theme within themes.yaml

footer map (Optional)

Footer widget to render. See footer documentation.


Alternatively, the card can be configured using YAML:

- type: entity
  entity: cover.kitchen_window
- type: entity
  entity: light.bedroom
  attribute: brightness
  unit: '%'
- type: entity
  entity: vacuum.downstairs
  name: Vacuum
  icon: 'mdi:battery'
  attribute: battery_level
  unit: '%'