Input Boolean

The input_boolean component allows the user to define boolean values that can be controlled via the frontend and can be used within conditions of automation. This can for example be used to disable or enable certain automations.

To enable input booleans in your installation, add the following lines to your configuration.yaml:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
    name: Notify when someone arrives home
    initial: off
    icon: mdi:car

Configuration variables:

  • [alias] (Required): Alias for the input.
    • name (Optional): Friendly name of the input.
    • initial (Optional): Initial value when Home Assistant starts. Defaults to False.
    • icon (Optional): Icon for entry.

Pick an icon that you can find on to use for your input and prefix the name with mdi:. For example mdi:car, mdi:ambulance, or mdi:motorbike.

Here’s an example of an automation using the above input_boolean. This action will only occur if the switch is on.

  alias: Arriving home
    platform: state
    entity_id: binary_sensor.motion_garage
    to: 'on'
    condition: state
    entity_id: input_boolean.notify_home
    state: 'on'
    service: notify.pushbullet
      title: ""
      message: "Honey, I'm home!"

You can also set or change the status of an input_boolean by using input_boolean.turn_on, input_boolean.turn_off or input_boolean.toggle in your automations.

    - service: input_boolean.turn_on
        entity_id: input_boolean.notify_home