rflink component support devices that use RFLink gateway firmware, for example the Nodo RFLink Gateway. RFLink gateway is an Arduino firmware that allows two-way communication with a multitude of RF wireless devices using cheap hardware (Arduino + transceiver).
First you have to set up your rflink hub.
After configuring the RFLink hub sensors will be automatically discovered and added.
RFLink sensor ID’s are composed of: protocol, id and type (optional). For example:
alectov1_0334_temp. Some sensors emit multiple types of data. Each will be created as its own
Once the ID of a sensor is known it can be used to configure the sensor in HA, for example to add it to a different group, hide it or configure a nice name.
Assigning name to a sensor:
# Example configuration.yaml entry sensor: platform: rflink devices: # assign name to a sensor alectov1_0334_temp: name: Temperature Outside
- automatic_add (Optional): Automatically add new/unconfigured devices to HA if detected (default: True).
- devices (Optional): A list of devices with their name to use in the frontend.
Device configuration variables:
- name (Optional): Name for the device, defaults to RFLink ID.
- sensor_type (Required): Override automatically detected type of sensor.
- unit_of_measurement (Optional): Override automatically detected unit of sensor.
- aliasses (Optional): Alternative RFLink ID’s this device is known by.
Sensors are added automatically when the RFLink gateway intercepts a wireless command in the ether. To prevent cluttering the frontend use any of these methods:
- Disable automatically adding of unconfigured new sensors (set
- Hide unwanted devices using customizations
- Ignore devices on a platform level
See device support