Raspberry Pi Integrations


Some components that are specific for the Raspberry Pi can require some further configuration outside of Home Assistant. All commands below are assumed to be executed with the pi account. For full documentation of these components refer to the components page.

Bluetooth Tracker

The Bluetooth tracker will work on a Raspberry Pi 3 with the built-in Bluetooth module or with a USB Bluetooth device on any of the other Raspberry Pi’s.

Install the following external dependencies.

$ sudo apt-get install bluetooth libbluetooth-dev

After this follow the Bluetooth Tracker component and Device Tracker page pages.

Raspberry Pi Camera

The Raspberry Pi Camera is a specific camera for the Raspberry Pi boards. For more information about the camera I suggest reading the documentation from the Raspberry Pi foundation.

To use the camera it needs to be enabled with the raspi-config utility.

$ sudo raspi-config

Select Enable camera choose <Yes> and hit Enter, then go to Finish and you’ll be prompted to reboot.

After reboot add your homeassistant account to the video group.

$ sudo adduser homeassistant video

After this follow the Raspberry Pi Camera component page.

Raspberry Pi GPIO

Each of the following devices are connected to the GPIO pins on the Raspberry Pi. For more details about the GPIO layout, visit the documentation from the Raspberry Pi foundation.

Since these are not normally used some extra permission will need to be added. In general the permission that is needed is granted by adding the homeassistant account to the gpio group.

Raspberry Pi Cover

Add your homeassistant account to the gpio group

$ sudo adduser homeassistant gpio

After this follow the Raspberry Pi Cover component page.

DHT Sensor

Add your homeassistant account to the gpio group

$ sudo adduser homeassistant gpio

After this follow the DHT Sensor component page.

Raspberry PI GPIO Binary Sensor

Add your homeassistant account to the gpio group

$ sudo adduser homeassistant gpio

After this follow the Raspberry PI GPIO Binary Sensor component page.

Raspberry PI GPIO Switch

Add your homeassistant account to the gpio group.

$ sudo adduser homeassistant gpio

After this follow the Raspberry PI GPIO Switch component page.

Raspberry Pi RF Switch

Add your homeassistant account to the gpio group

$ sudo adduser homeassistant gpio

After this follow the Raspberry Pi RF Switch component page.

One wire Sensor

The One wire sensor requires that support for it is enabled on the Raspberry Pi and that the One Wire device is connected to GPIO pin 4. To enable One Wire support add the following line to the end of /boot/config.txt

dtoverlay=w1-gpio

After this follow the One Wire Sensor component page.