Home Assistant Sensor¶
homeassistant sensor platform allows you to create sensors that import
states from your Home Assistant instance using the native API.
# Example configuration entry sensor: - platform: homeassistant name: "Temperature Sensor From Home Assistant" entity_id: sensor.temperature_sensor
Entity state attributes can also be imported:
# Example configuration entry sensor: - platform: homeassistant id: current_temperature entity_id: climate.living_room attribute: current_temperature
This component is only for numeral states. If you want to import arbitrary text states from Home Assistant, use the Home Assistant Text Sensor.
Although you might not plan to export states from the node and you do not need an entity of the node in Home Assistant, this component still requires you to register the node under Home Assistant. See: Getting started with Home Assistant
name (Required, string): The name of the sensor.
entity_id (Required, string): The entity ID to import from Home Assistant.
attribute (Optional, string): The name of the state attribute to import from the specified entity. The entity state is used when this option is omitted. Requires Home Assistant 2021.6 or newer.
id (Optional, ID): Manually specify the ID used for code generation.
All other options from Sensor.
The sensors implemented by this component are by default
internal, to avoid exporting them back to
Home Assistant. Should you still want to do that (eg. because you use ESPHome’s very efficient filters
on them) you need to specifically configure
internal: false. Also,
are not inherited from the imported sensor so you need to set them manually.