Entity Component Platform Options

Any component that is based on the entity component allows various extra options to be set per platform.

Entity namespace

By setting an entity namespace, all entities will be prefixed with that namespace. That way light.bathroom can become light.holiday_house_bathroom.

# Example configuration.yaml entry
  platform: hue
  entity_namespace: holiday_house

Scan Interval

Platforms that require polling will be polled in an interval specified by the main component. For example a light will check every 30 seconds for a changed state. It is possible to overwrite this scan interval for any platform that is being polled by specifying a scan_interval config key. In the example below we setup the Philips Hue lights but tell Home Assistant to poll the devices every 10 seconds instead of the default 30 seconds.

# Example configuration.yaml entry to poll Hue lights every 10 seconds.
  platform: hue
  scan_interval: 10