RFLink Sensor

The 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
  platform: rflink
    # assign name to a sensor
      name: Temperature Outside

Configuration variables:

  • 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.

Hiding/ignoring sensors

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:

Device support

See device support