2021.8.0: Really feel the vitality ⚡️

2021.8.0: Feel the energy ⚡️

Completely happy August! ☀️

House Assistant Core 2021.8 is right here, and that is the discharge I’ve been wanting
ahead to for months! There may be a lot thrilling new stuff in right here: I don’t
know the place to start out.

Probably the most thrilling half is the brand new foremost focus that’s added to House Assistant:

House Power administration.

A large deal for lots of people, irrespective of in case you are doing it for
environmental causes or just to avoid wasting a buck or two (or each 😬). Understanding
that shifting ahead, it is going to be an extra focus, I feel, is wonderful.

However moreover the Power administration stuff, I’m additionally excited concerning the uncomfortable side effects
of it. Loads of issues created for Power, are additionally re-usable for different issues!
That’s how we roll, proper?

We get long-term statistics, new tremendous good and quick graphs, and a brand new
format possibility for Lovelace. All of the constructing blocks can be found for
customization and re-use. I’m wanting ahead to seeing how they’re going
to be put to make use of.

In any case, benefit from the launch! And don’t neglect the drop by
the discharge celebration on YouTube
later right now (9:00 PM CET).


Matthias de Baat joins Nabu Casa

Let begin by saying that Matthias de Baat
is becoming a member of the group at Nabu Casa to work on
House Assistant as a UX-designer.

UX stands for “Consumer Expertise”, which is Matthias’ space of experience and what
he will probably be engaged on bettering. His purpose is to make House Assistant simpler to
use and accessible for everybody. He will probably be organising design processes and
tooling, doing person analysis and making designs.

If you’re excited by becoming a member of the House Assistant person analysis group, you
can present your curiosity by filling on this Google Type
that Matthias has ready.

Welcome Matthias! Excited to have you ever on board!

However wait! There may be extra!

Otto Winter, the founding father of ESPHome, will
be becoming a member of Nabu Casa throughout his summer time break as nicely! Welcome Otto! This summer time
goes to be unbelievable!

House Power Administration!

This function is a giant factor; A begin of one thing new. House Assistant goes
to offer you perception into your vitality utilization.

However this wants greater than only a paragraph within the launch notes, this wants
its personal weblog! So, at this level, cease studying the discharge notes (momentarily)
and browse the weblog Paulus has written about this:

Learn the weblog concerning the new House Power Administration options of House Assistant

Long run statistics

Storing sensor knowledge for a extra prolonged interval utilizing the recorder, could make your
database develop fairly quick (particularly you probably have sensors that replace so much!).

Within the earlier releases, we’ve labored in direction of bettering this case and
laid down the groundwork for monitoring statistics within the database;
We’re making it extensively accessible this launch!

Integrations can now trace House Assistant about the kind of worth the sensor
represents, permitting us to course of and retailer that knowledge in a extra environment friendly manner.
Each hour, we calculate issues like imply, min/max values, or the distinction
created that hour and retailer simply that end in our long-term statistics.

These statistics is what partly powers the brand new Power dashboard, nonetheless,
they can be utilized for the rest: Introducing the Lovelace
statistics graph card.

Screenshot of the new Lovelace statistics graph card
Screenshot of the brand new Lovelace statistics graph card.

This card could make lovely graphs, permitting you to make graphs for any of
your saved long-term statistical knowledge. It may render as a line or bar chart.
Bars are suited to metered entities which have a summed worth. Traces are
good to show the imply, min and max of the entity.

The assist for long-term statistics is proscribed at this second. We’re
anticipating to open it up for extra measurements within the upcoming releases whereas
extra integrations are including assist for these new measurement varieties.

The default format you see in Lovelace (which we usually all use), known as
the “masonry” format. We even have a panel view/format that stretches a single
card to the entire view. This launch brings in a model new view format: Sidebar.

This new sidebar view has two columns, a large one and a small one on the fitting.
It’s good for displaying bigger playing cards like graphs (like that good new
statistics graph card), or maps. Whereas having some extra smaller playing cards
with data on the facet.

The brand new Power dashboard makes use of this new view format, however after all, made
accessible to be used in different Lovelace dashboards as nicely.

Screenshot of new Lovelace sidebar view layout
Screenshot of recent Lovelace sidebar view format.

Gauge card now has needle mode

A pleasant little addition to the Lovelace gauge card: Needle mode!

As a substitute of exhibiting a worth and filling it partially, in needle mode, it should
present the complete gauge however level out the worth with a needle. And, in case you add
severity to your gauge card configuration, it should all the time be proven.

Screenshot of the Gauge card in needle mode with severity configured
Screenshot of the Gauge card in needle mode with severity configured.

These settings can be found straight from the Lovelace UI editor; Extra
data and examples might be discovered within the
Gauge card documentation.

Foreign money core setting

To assist the show of economic values, we’ve added a brand new setting to House
Assistant that lets you outline the forex House Assistant ought to use
in circumstances it depends in your enter.

Yow will discover this new forex setting within the basic settings of House Assistant.

This setting is used for the fee calculation of the brand new vitality options.


The final launch, we launched the choose entity,
this launch, we introduce the siren entity! 🚨

Due to @raman325 for including this noisemaker to the household! He additionally
carried out the primary integration so as to add assist for Sirens: the Z-Wave JS
integration. So, you probably have a Z-Wave enabled Siren, now you can management it.

Locking, Unlocking and Jammed

Locks in House Assistant generally is a little bit smarter as of right now, thanks
@bdraco. Apart from the locked & unlocked states, assist for locking,
unlocking and jammed has been added.

Assist for these new states has been added to the August, HomeKit Controller
and template integrations. Moreover, HomeKit, Alexa and Google Assistant
have been made suitable and conscious for these states as nicely.


Some new options landed for script, automations and templates this launch.


When an automation or script is triggered to run, a brand new variable is obtainable:
this. This variable accommodates the
state object
of the automation or script operating and lets you entry details about
the automation straight. Thanks, @r-t-s!

System template capabilities

In the event you like to jot down YAML automations manually, are utilizing templates, and require
gadget IDs or gadget data, than you recognize these IDs are laborious to seek out and
the gadget data just isn’t accessible in any respect.

@raman325 added some new template capabilities that may be useful when working
with units.

  • device_entities(device_id) returns an inventory of entities related
    with a given gadget ID (may also be used as a filter).
  • device_attr(device_or_entity_id, attr_name) returns the worth of attr_name
    for the given gadget ID or entity ID.
  • is_device_attr(device_or_entity_id, attr_name, attr_value) returns whether or not
    the worth of attr_name for the given gadget ID or entity ID matches attr_value.
  • device_id(entity_id) returns the gadget ID for a given entity ID
    (may also be used as a filter).

Thanks for these highly effective new options!

Different noteworthy adjustments

There may be rather more juice on this launch; listed below are a number of the different
noteworthy adjustments this launch:

  • Due to @firstof9, Z-Wave JS now has assist for transitions with lights!
  • Extra Z-Wave JS enhancements by @raman325. He added assist for gadget
    triggers and situations. Thanks!
  • Now you can assign a novel ID to gentle, cowl and media participant teams,
    permitting you to handle them from the House Assistant frontend and assign
    them to an space!
  • The motionEye integration now has assist for movement detection, thanks @dermotduffy
  • ZHA can now work with Formaldehyde and VOC degree sensors, thanks @Adminiuga
  • @posixx added a brand new function for integration that present alarm panels;
    these integrations can now replace to assist Trip mode!
  • Rainbird now has a service to vary the rain delay, thanks @Kr0llx!
  • If you’re utilizing BMW Linked Drive, @EddyK69 added quite a lot of journey sensors.
  • Sonos snapshots now behave, are extra strong and work as anticipated. Moreover,
    assist for controlling crossfade has been added, thanks @jjlawren!
  • WLED now helps controlling the brand new playlists options launched in WLED 0.13.
  • @farmio added assist for KNX lights that use HS-colors, thanks!
  • And @joncar added assist for transitions to LiteJet lights, superior!
  • You probably have MFA in your Tesla account, due to @BreakingBread0,
    the combination now helps that.
  • When utilizing the Netatmo integration, now you can management the schedule it
    must be utilizing with a choose entity. Thanks, @cgtobi!
  • @janiversen added extra knowledge varieties to modus and added array write to
    the activate/off capabilities of Modbus switches, followers and lights.
  • Benefit Air now has temperature sensors for every zone, thanks @Bre77!
  • Gree Local weather now has switches to assist extra modes, due to @cmroche!
  • Now you can take away holidays from the workday sensor by identify as an alternative of
    date. That is helpful for holidays they don’t have a set date every year.
    Thanks @matthewgottlieb!
  • HomeKit won’t auto-recreated TVs when sources are out of sync. One thinsg
    much less to fret about, thanks @bdraco
  • @jbouwh has drastically reworked and prolonged the Humidifier assist for
    the Xiaomi Miio integration. Wonderful job!

New Integrations

We welcome the next new integrations this launch:

New Platforms

The next integration acquired assist for a brand new platform:

Integrations now accessible to arrange from the UI

The next integrations at the moment are accessible by way of the House Assistant UI:

Launch 2021.8.1 – August 4

Launch 2021.8.2 – August 5

Launch 2021.8.3 – August 6

Launch 2021.8.4 – August 8

Launch 2021.8.5 – August 9

Launch 2021.8.6 – August 10

Launch 2021.8.7 – August 15

Launch 2021.8.8 – August 18

In the event you need assistance…

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Breaking Modifications

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

AVM FRITZ!Field Web Monitor / AVM FRITZ!Field Instruments

Honeywell Whole Join Consolation (US)

Farewell to the next

The next integrations are now not accessible as of this launch:

All adjustments

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