2021.10.0: Z-Wave S2 assist, Tuya, safe ESPHome and 400 new icons

2021.10.0: Z-Wave S2 support, Tuya, secure ESPHome and 400 new icons

October! I like this month!

For many of you (similar to me), it means winter is coming. All of us return
inside. A superb excuse to spent a bit extra time on our sensible properties, proper? 😃

It’s also the month of celebrating open supply by becoming a member of
Hacktoberfest! When you make 4 contributions to any open-source
venture (Residence Assistant, for instance 😘), you’ll obtain a free t-shirt!

For the Residence Assistant venture, this implies a busy month. Nevertheless, that doesn’t
matter. It’s at all times nice to see new folks contributing!

In the meantime, Residence Assistant turned 8 years previous already! Wild! And the birthday
announcement was even wilder (extra about that under).

Anyhow, about this launch: Z-Wave JS is stepping up its sport! When you’ve got
a Z-Wave community and usually are not utilizing Z-Wave JS but… nicely… it could be time
to chew the bullet and go for it. You received’t remorse it.

This launch additionally brings the brand new much-talked-about, Tuya integration
supported by Tuya themselves! I’m wanting ahead to how that evolves!

Oh, and naturally, we shall be dwell streaming the 2021.10 launch get together later as we speak!
Be a part of us at https://youtu.be/QWy4jWzKUEw @ 21:00 CEST.

Benefit from the launch!


Residence Assistant Amber

In case you’ve missed it: Residence Assistant turned 8 years previous! 🥳
And to have fun that, we’ve revealed the Residence Assistant Amber!

Residence Assistant Amber was launched utilizing a crowdfunding marketing campaign, which already
reached its funding purpose! That is completely unbelievable!

And… You possibly can nonetheless again the marketing campaign to get your personal Residence Assistant Amber!

Go to marketing campaign on CrowdSupply »

Z-Wave JS updates!

Now we have two superior Z-Wave JS updates to share with you this launch.

S2 is now supported

Safety is one thing all of us care about; We don’t need gadgets to be tampered
with, when utilizing issues like door locks or movement sensors that journey the alarm
system. For our Z-Wave gadgets, that is no totally different!

As of this launch, Residence Assistant’s Z-Wave JS integration helps S2!

S2 is brief for Safety 2, a brand new safety customary for Z-Wave gadgets,
offering totally different keys for every system within the community. It’s
the safer improve of the earlier S0 model.

In addition to improved safety, S2 succesful gadgets (generally) are extra dependable,
present higher battery life and have much less latency in comparison with S0.

The Z-Wave JS integration will routinely choose one of the best and most optimum
safety methodology out there.

Screenshot of Z-Wave JS pairing a new device with S2 security
Routinely makes use of the absolute best safety methodology when including a brand new Z-Wave system.

When you’ve got present Z-Wave gadgets able to utilizing S2 already paired with
Residence Assistant earlier than this replace, you will want to restore these to allow them to
use the brand new S2 function.

Migration wizard from the previous Z-Wave integration

Are you continue to utilizing the previous (and deprecated) zwave integration? If that’s the case, it
could be that you’ve been holding again on the Z-Wave JS improve due to
the work concerned in migrating. Time to rethink…

Residence Assistant now supplies a migration wizard for customers of the previous Z-Wave
integration emigrate extra simply to the brand new Z-Wave JS integration.

To keep away from surprises, the wizard will precisely present what it can do,
what it could and can’t migrate.

The previous and deprecated Z-Wave integration will proceed to work as lengthy
as technically attainable, however will now not obtain updates.

New Tuya integration

Oh yeah! The Tuya integration has been up to date to the most recent best model:
developed and maintained by a group of builders at Tuya themselves!

Proper now, we’ve assist for lights, switches, scenes, followers and local weather
gadgets. In comparison with the previous integration, assist for covers is at present
lacking, which we hope so as to add in a future launch. Moreover,
the brand new integration now pushes updates to Residence Assistant!

When you ran the Tuya integration beforehand, you might want to set it up from scratch,
as the mixing has been solely re-written and makes use of a special API.

For extra data, please see the Tuya integration documentation.

Up to date Materials Design Icons

The Materials Design Icons have been up to date to v6!

This new model of MDI is full of practically 400 new icons (and over 75+ icons
have been particularly marked for Residence Assistant) ❤️

Sample image showing some of the new Material Design Icons available
Some actually helpful new MDI icons have been added on this launch!

A number of icons have been eliminated or renamed in v6, however we’ve ensured
they may maintain working for the upcoming two releases. Residence Assistant will
write warnings within the logs in case you’re utilizing one of many affected icons.
The breaking modifications part has extra details about this.

Encrypted communications assist for ESPHome

ESPHome and the ESPHome integration now have assist for speaking
encrypted with one another.
@OttoWinter has been working exhausting so as to add
this layer of encryption to the ESPHome API,
which makes use of the noise protocol.

In addition to this model of Residence Assistant, you’ll want at the very least
ESPHome 2021.9.0, and configure your ESPHome system to allow
encrypted communications.

Superior job @OttoWinter!

For extra data on how to do this, try the
ESPHome documentation.

Different noteworthy modifications

There may be rather more juice on this launch; listed below are among the different
noteworthy modifications this launch:

New Integrations

We welcome the next new integrations this launch:

Integrations now out there to arrange from the UI

The next integrations at the moment are out there by way of the Residence Assistant UI:

When you need assistance…

…don’t hesitate to make use of our very lively boards or be a part of us for a bit chat.

Experiencing points launched by this launch? Please report them in our difficulty tracker. Be sure that to fill in all fields of the problem template.

Breaking Adjustments

Beneath is an inventory of the breaking change for this launch, per topic or
integration. Click on on a kind of to learn extra in regards to the breaking change
for that particular merchandise.

Materials Design Icons (MDI)

DLNA Digital Media Renderer

Customized integrations: ruamel.yaml

Farewell to the next

The next integrations are now not out there as of this launch:

All modifications

Click on to see all modifications!

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