New Hire for Nabu Casa
Bram has joined the team at Nabu Casa bringing three dedicated people working on Home Assistant. Bram will be focussing on the front-end development of Home Assistant.
If you’re paying for a Nabu Casa subscription, you’re directly helping expand Home Assistant and keeping it independent from corporates that would want to monetize it. So thank you to everyone who is helping Home Assistant grow!
Andrew’s Commercial Brewery – Powered by Home Assistant
Andrew emailed in to firstname.lastname@example.org to mention how he is using Home Assistant:
I am a partner and brewer at a brewpub here in Singapore and I thought I’d let u know about our set up in the brewery using Hassio, esphome and nabucasa to control and automate all of our tanks and fermenters (24000L of beer)
I have started a blog of the HA journey however it’s still a work in progress.
HASS.IO Secret Support
HASS.IO Now supports secrets for add-on options!
Using the automation editor, it is now possible to select a device to create automations. This will make it easier to create automations and conditions for things like Zigbee buttons, as Home Assistant will be able to expose those as device automations that can be used as triggers or conditions.
- Withings Support
Users of Withings products like the smart body scale can now have sensors exposed to Home Assistant.
- National Weather Service Integration
You’ll just need a API key from the National Weather Service and then Home Assistant can read your local weather!
- iAqualink Pool Controllers
Control things including lights and temperature of your Pool from Home Assistant!Includes a light platform and climate platform.
- Standardizing Plex Server Connections
Logins using a username/password/servername are no longer supported on the Plex sensor platform. In the future this will be replaced by a UI configuration which will allow you to login to Plex to authenticate without storing passwords in your config.
https://github.com/home-assistant/home-assistant/pull/26444Additionally for Plex, media_player and sensor configurations against Plex will need to be moved to the Plex component.
- PiHole Integration
Requires existing configurations for the pi_hole integration to be moved from sensor platform key to a pi_hole top level key.
monitored_conditions is removed
- Jewish Calendar Sensor is now a Platform
If you’re using this sensor, you’ll need to update your config
Other Noteworthy Updates
- Webhooks now support HEAD and PUT
If you use a service (like Trello) which validates a webhook is valid by sending a HEAD request, Home Assistant webhooks now support them!
- Ability for template sensors to now have custom attributes from a template
If you use template sensors to extract data from other places in Home Assistant, you can now setup attributes for those sensors using templates as well!
- Geolocation services will now display an applicable icon on the map
For example fire services will have a flame icon, whereas earthquake events will use the pulse icon from material design icons.