Vera


The Vera hub is a controller mainly connecting to Z-Wave devices.

Switches, Lights (inc Dimmers), Locks, Sensors and Binary sensors are supported - and will be automatically added when HA connects to your Vera controller.

To use Vera devices in your installation, add the following to your configuration.yaml file using the IP and port number of your Vera controller:

vera:
  vera_controller_url: http://192.168.1.161:3480/

Configuration variables:

  • vera_controller_url (Required): The URL for your Vera device.

It is recommended to assign a static IP address to your Vera Controller. This ensures that it won’t change IP addresses, so you won’t have to change the vera_controller_url if it reboots and comes up with a different IP address. See your router’s manual for details on how to set this up. If you need the MAC address of your Vera, check the label on the bottom.

Configure devices

By default your switches will be added to Home Assistant as switches, however if some of them are light switches, you can tell Home Assistant this using the optional lights parameter as shown below.

Vera imports detailed Z-Wave devices into Home Assistant. This can include system devices and other devices that you don’t use, you can tell Home Assistant not to load these devices using the exclude: parameter as shown below.

You can find the Vera device id either via the advanced properties of the device in the Vera UI or by checking the Vera Device Id attribute on each device imported into Home Assistant (under the developer tools).

vera:
  vera_controller_url: http://192.168.1.161:3480/
  # Optional to exclude devices - this is a list of vera device ids
  exclude: [ 13, 14, 16, 20, 23, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 88, 89, 99]
  # Optional to import switches as lights - this is a list of vera device ids
  lights: [15, 17, 19, 21, 22, 24, 26, 43, 64, 70, 87]

Using Z-Wave devices in automation

If you want to use a Z-Wave device from the Vera controller in Home Assistant automation, you’ll need the entity id. In the Home Assistant UI you’ll find all entities listed under the service developer tool icon icon of the Developer Tools section. Look for entities that contain ‘Vera Device Id’ in their attributes, you’ll find the entity id on the left.