Glad October! October is at all times a particular month for the challenge. It’s the
month everyone begins engaged on their dwelling automations once more, the month that
Hacktoberfest brings in a lot of new contributions and contributors to the
challenge (👋 welcome!), and likewise this 12 months: the Month of “What the Heck?!”.
The Month of WTH already looks very promising,
and plenty of good and attention-grabbing points, concepts, and strategies to streamline
have been proposed. Hold these subjects and votes going ❤️.
Oh! And Residence Assistant Core 2022.10! 🎉
Final month’s launch was an enormous one; this month’s launch largely continues to
enhancing on that. I assume it’s no shock that the largest enchancment can
be discovered (as soon as once more) in Bluetooth! There may be much more, although this launch
is a bit “far and wide”, which is definitely kinda good.
Benefit from the launch!
PS: I seen the Residence Assistant SkyConnect is now accessible for pre-order 🥳
Don’t neglect to join our release party live stream on YouTube as we speak at 12:00 PDT / 21:00 CET!
Marcel is thought for his contributions to the Z-Wave integration,
the rewrite of the Hue integration, the
Music Assistant custom integration,
and plenty of extra!
Welcome aboard Marcel!
Energetic Bluetooth in all places
In this release, those proxies now support active Bluetooth connections! 🤯
To explain this quickly: Previously, we could listen for Bluetooth devices
and only receive data via the proxies (passive connection); now, we can actively
set up a conversation with those devices and send data (active connection). This
adds the capability to extend the range of Bluetooth devices that can be
For this occasion, ESPHome will have an additional release, which adds this
functionality. We have also updated our Bluetooth proxy installer website
to put in with help for lively connections.
So, you wish to management that SwitchBot Bluetooth system on the opposite finish of your
dwelling that appears out of attain? Now you’ll be able to by putting in a proxy on
a easy ESP32 system.
Oh! Bonus: the Bluetooth efficiency has been improved too! Particularly native
Bluetooth adapters must be fairly a bit quicker. 🚀
Assist for iBeacons
This launch additionally provides help for iBeacons. These are Bluetooth-enabled gadgets
that ship out identifiers to announce their location. Residence Assistant can
now decide these up and present an approximate distance to such an iBeacon.
iBeacons can open up loads of superior use circumstances for automations. For instance,
you can connect an iBeacon to your automobile, so that you’ll know the automobile is at dwelling. Or,
on the trash can and use it to find out if the rubbish continues to be sitting within the
storage on pick-up day and ship out a notification.
Finding the right integration
Recently we introduced “Supported brands”,
allowing you to find integrations available under different brandings.
Now, we are taking it a step further streamlining the experience of adding new
devices or services.
For some brands of devices, we have multiple integrations available.
For example, we have a lot of “Google” integrations. Some brands provide devices
that can work via Zigbee or their matching hub, meaning you’d have a choice
of integrating their hub or using the devices directly via Zigbee
(e.g., using ZHA).
To make it more clear on the choices available, you can now categorize
integrations by brand. Home Assistant will show the options available
for that specific brand. For example, the “Google” brand:
This way, you no longer have to “find out” how your device could be integrated.
We now show if an integration uses “the cloud” or not, so you are aware upfront.
We often get questions about YAML-only integrations that cannot be found in the
user interface. While we love them to be available via the UI, we can
understand not finding them at all can be confusing.
To help with that, we now show all integrations when adding a new
integration, including those only available via YAML. While they cannot be
set up via the user interface, we now do provide links to the documentation
with the instructions on how to set it up.
Subviews for dashboards
This might be one of the coolest and most impactful features that has been
added to our Dashboards lately: Subviews!
Each view on a dashboard can now be marked as being a “Subview”:
Subviews won’t show up in the navigation bar of your dashboard, meaning
you can only navigate to them by using, for example, a navigation action on
When you navigate to a subview, the subview itself will not show the Dashboard
navigation bar. Instead, it will show a back button to the previous view
you came from.
Screen recording showing a Kitchen subview in action.
This allows for creating cool navigation concepts that are particularly helpful
on a mobile or tablet device.
All dialogs that are shown in the Home Assistant have been slightly updated.
Most notably: The dialogs are now rounder on the edges, and the action buttons
have been styled and named more consistently. It brings Home Assistant closer
to version 3 of the Material Design that Home Assistant follows.
In the last release, we revamped our automation editor, and we are very
happy to read how many of you loved these changes ❤️
However, if you manage your automations manually in YAML, you’d always be
served an error message when trying to open an automation in the UI. Not very
This has been improved! You can now open any automation (or script) in the
UI. This lets you view your automation, providing a quick glance at its
Besides, as a bonus, if you have considered moving your automation to the UI,
you can now view and experience how it would look/work for those automations
and import them into the UI with the click of a button in the top right.
version() template function/filter has been added, allowing you to do
awesome things with version numbers in templates.
It allows for getting information about a version number, comparing version
numbers, and even checking the difference between two versions.
version("2022.10.0") > "2022.9.7"
Returns true, as
(version("2022.10.1") - "2022.10.0").patch
Returns true, as the patch number of the version changed.
(version("2022.10.1") - "2022.10.0").minor
Returns false, as there is just a patch difference.
Return true, as this is a beta version.
version() can be helpful when building automations or Blueprints for
update entities. You could, for example, easier
decide to automatically upgrade or send more detailed notification messages
in case a patch version is available.
This release introduces a new way to export data from Home Assistant:
With this integration, you can add new rows to a Google Sheet document
from a service call, allowing you to export data from automations for
further processing, visualization, or insights.
Export anything you like to a sheet in Google Sheets, like your energy usage.
Maybe you like to export your daily energy usage or keep track of the number
of diapers you have used in your baby feeding diary spreadsheet.
The possibilities with this are endless.
There is much more juice in this release; here are some of the other
noteworthy changes this release:
- The long-term statics card now uses the unit you have selected a sensor to
be in. So, if you’ve changed the sensor, it will now match! Also, more sensors
are now able to change/convert units. Thanks, @emontnemery and @epenet!
- When eradicating integrations that use utility credentials, we’ll now ask
if you wish to clear up these credentials. Good contact, @allenporter!
- The Netatmo integration obtained a lot of love! It now helps the Netatmo
Doorbell, modulating thermostats and now additionally helps gadgets from Legrand,
Bubendorff, BTicino and Smarther! Thanks @cgtobi!
- In case you have a Prusa printer, now you can use the PrusaLink integration
to manage your print job utilizing the brand new job management buttons accessible!
- BTHome now helps binary sensors! Thanks, @Ernst79!
- The HomeKit Controller now helps Thread transport. Thanks, @roysjosh
forked-daapd (OwnTone) now helps the media browser and might leverage
the Spotify integration. Thanks, @uvjustin!
- The Min/Max helper now helps calculating the statistical vary. For
instance, useful if you wish to present the distinction between the good and
warmest rooms. Thanks, @jsherman256!
@holysoles added distinctive ID help to the Common Media Participant,
@magic7s added help for it to OhmConnect. Thanks!
NETGEAR now has a bunch of switches to manage issues like parental
controls, Wi-Fi availability, and entry. Thanks, @starkillerOG!
We welcome the next new integrations on this launch:
The following integrations are now available via the Home Assistant UI:
Home Assistant has a great community of users who are all more than willing
to help each other out. So, join us!
Discovered a bug or problem? Please report it in our issue tracker,
to get it fastened! Or, examine our assist web page for steerage for extra
locations you’ll be able to go.
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Below is a listing of the breaking change for this release, per subject or
integration. Click on one of those to read more about the breaking change
for that specific item.
prob_given_false is now a required configuration variable. Previously it had a default value of
1 - prob_given_true; this didn’t really have any mathematical basis and so has been removed. You can use this documentation to calculate what it should be, or to restore your previous functionality, set it to
1 - prob_given_true.
The logic of Bayesian sensors has been significantly corrected. Previously the configs given in the examples above would not have worked as expected. For example, if the device
home, this would not have updated the probability that
Paulus Home was on. This is because Bayesian ignored observations that were false, even though that should update our probabilities.
Because of this, many users will have had to use either of two workarounds:
- Providing additional observations that evaluate to
Truewhen the other evaluates to
False, effectively mirroring it. This forced Bayesian to take into account a negative observation.
threshold, and even sometimes
prob_given_falseto get the desired functionality, often with the help of a community-provided spreadsheet for iterative testing.
To solve (1), all you need do is delete the mirrored entry as shown below:
# Example of a mirrored entry used a workaround binary_sensor: - name: "Heat On" platform: bayesian prior: 0.2 probability_threshold: 0.9 observations: - platform: numeric_state entity_id: sensor.outside_air_temperature_fahrenheit prob_given_true: 0.95 prob_given_false: 0.05 below: 50 - platform: numeric_state # line no longer needed - delete entity_id: sensor.outside_air_temperature_fahrenheit # line no longer needed - delete prob_given_true: 0.05 # line no longer needed - delete prob_given_false: 0.95 # line no longer needed - delete above: 50 # no longer needed - delete - platform: state entity_id: binary_sensor.house_occupied prob_given_true: 0.3 prob_given_false: 0.05 to_state: "on" - platform: state # line no longer needed - delete entity_id: binary_sensor.house_occupied # line no longer needed - delete prob_given_true: 0.7 # line no longer needed - delete prob_given_false: 0.95 # line no longer needed - delete to_state: "off" # line no longer needed - delete
To solve (2), you need to re-estimate your probabilities using this documentation – this will likely result in better performance in the long term.
A hacky and not recommended workaround to restore your previous functionality would be to put in a mirrored entry for each observation where
prob_given_false is equal to
prob_given_true. This will induce the same behavior as before – the negative, counterfactual observation is essentially ignored. Be warned – this may break or cause errors in future versions and will not work for
numeric_state observations. For templates, instead, make them return
None where they would have returned
False to induce Bayesian to ignore them.
binary_sensor: - name: "Heat On" platform: bayesian prior: 0.2 probability_threshold: 0.9 observations: - platform: state entity_id: binary_sensor.house_occupied prob_given_true: 0.3 prob_given_false: 0.05 to_state: "on" - platform: state # not entity_id: binary_sensor.house_occupied # not recommended prob_given_true: 0.5 # not recommended prob_given_false: 0.5 # not recommended to_state: "off" # not recommended
The beforehand deprecated YAML configuration of the HERE Journey Time
integration has been eliminated.
HERE Journey Time is now configured by way of the UI, any current YAML
configuration has been imported in earlier releases and might now be safely
eliminated out of your YAML configuration information
When the participant is just not lively, the state now not reviews as “drawback”,
however as a substitute reviews as “off”.
When the participant is lively, however the state doesn’t match recognized states,
the state now not reviews as “okay” however as a substitute reviews as “on”.
Some breaking modifications have been made in disabling the Motion pictures rely sensor out
of warning. This sensor may cause issues with large databases.
In case you nonetheless want to use it, you could achieve this.
Film names are now not included as attributes within the motion pictures sensor. Upcoming
has been eliminated. It’s being modernized as calendar objects must be.
Diskspace is now break up into totally different sensors, one for every folder.
Standing and instructions have been eliminated as they don’t seem to have actual
worth for automations.
As a consequence of modifications within the upstream library, the next is now not supported by
the Workday integration:
- UK subdivisions (Wales, Scotland, England…) can now not be supplied as
values to the
nationconfiguration key. They’re nonetheless accessible to be used as
values to the
IsleOfManis now not a acknowledged province of the UK,
IMcode for the
nationas a substitute.
- The prolonged Portuguese vacation set (
PortugalExt) is now not accessible
as a separate nation; as a substitute you need to use the nation code
You should use
zwave-js-server 1.24.0 or larger (schema 24).
With this launch, you will want to replace your
- In case you use the
Z-Wave JSaddon, you want to have a minimum of model 0.1.74.
- In case you use the
Z-Wave JS UIaddon, you want to have a minimum of model 1.1.0.
- In case you use the
Z-Wave JS UIDocker container, you want to have a minimum of model 8.1.0.
- In case you run your individual Docker container, or another set up methodology, you will want to replace your
zwave-js-serveroccasion to a minimum of 1.24.0.
The fan velocity ranges of Leviton ZW4SF fan controllers are actually mapped accurately
to corresponding share ranges in Residence Assistant.
This may increasingly change which fan velocity is chosen at sure percentages.
It’s best to regulate any automations and scripts that focus on these gadgets
If you’re a customized integration developer and wish to find out about breaking
modifications and new options accessible to your integration: You should definitely comply with our
developer blog. The next are essentially the most notable for this launch:
Farewell to the next
The next integrations are additionally now not accessible as of this launch:
- Ambee because it turned not possible to get API keys for personal use.
- Climacell has been changed by Tomorrow.io.
Flu Close to You the useful resource is now not accessible, inflicting the combination
now not to work.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Companies (USCIS) the combination relied
on webscraping, which is now not allowed.
After all, there may be much more on this launch. You will discover a listing of
all modifications made right here: Full changelog for Residence Assistant Core 2022.10