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This subReddit is for DIY home automation enthusiasts, specifically those using the openHAB project (www.openhab.org), to ask questions related to setup & configuration, post demos and examples of their own solutions, and discuss features, home automation equipment and other openHAB/HA related topics.

openHAB is an open source, DIY home automation system bus, developed by Kai Kreuze, and used by thousands of home automation enthusiasts. It provides a cloud-free, local, and extremely reliable home automation system, can run on multiple platforms (including RPI, Linux, Windows, Docker, etc..), and is constantly updated with new features and support for additional devices.

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OpenHAB 4.2.0 Milestone 4

Let’s go!!!
Another milestone just in time for my birthday :D. And I think this is the last one for 4.2 too, so exciting! We get a bunch of addons, including whisper speech to text, river and energy information (for Germany and France respectively), lots of bug fixes and more. Be sure to check the release notes below! And if you find any bugs be sure to check out the community link below, and report your findings.

More info here:
https://x.com/openhab/status/1807172293929381958?s=46

Release notes:
https://github.com/openhab/openhab-distro/releases/tag/4.2.0.M4

Community discussion page:
https://community.openhab.org/t/openhab-4-2-milestone-discussion/154316

0 Comments
2024/06/29
22:12 UTC

2

Can't Edit Wi-Fi Settings

Hey all,

I'm pretty new to openHAB, but managed to get it installed on a rpi4, and got everything configured and running how I want it. I'm using it for an exhibit, and now need to change the wifi settings.

I've tried openhabian-config, but there's no wi-fi setting - I saw elsewhere online that it should be option 36.

No wi-fi settings at option 36

I've also tried directly editing wpa_supplicant.conf, but it doesn't include any wifi settings at all.

Contents of wpa_supplicant.conf

Any suggestions on what I should try next?

1 Comment
2024/06/13
00:23 UTC

1

How to use some basic python dependencies in my rule script ?

Hello,

I need some basic dependencies like "requests" but they are not included in the environment.

How can I add these deps ?

Thanks

0 Comments
2024/06/10
23:11 UTC

6

OpenHAB - Google assistant v4 release schedule

PSA:
Changes to the Google assistant interface with OpenHAB are live. There are breaking changes coming (of the top of my head: light groups and fan speeds) so please review them and update your setup if needed. I believe that for now the old and new coexist but eventually they will stop working.

More info here:

https://community.openhab.org/t/openhab-google-assistant-v4-release-scheduled/156228/

If you have fans or air purifiers, check them out again, we’re getting sensor state information (pm readings ?) and also the ability to add modes to purifiers. Pretty darn cool!

0 Comments
2024/06/02
21:38 UTC

10

Android users - action required to continue using push notifications

0 Comments
2024/05/21
18:36 UTC

11

OpenHAB 4.2.0.M3 - is out!

Hello everyone! Latest milestone is out!

Check out the release notes right here:
https://github.com/openhab/openhab-distro/releases/tag/4.2.0.M3

If you’d like to participate in the 4.2 milestone discussion, head over to the openHAB oficial forum right here:
https://community.openhab.org/t/openhab-4-2-milestone-discussion/154316/120

Stay safe out there!

0 Comments
2024/05/19
20:14 UTC

3

Configuration via files long term?

Hi, I’m a HA user currently. I’m very concerned about the long term plan to effectively phase out text config and go UI only.

OH looks really promising, but I’m wondering about the long term direction and if it’s clear what role non-UI configurations will have.

19 Comments
2024/05/06
18:04 UTC

1

Openhab on Raspberry for PV & Home automation

Hi, I bought a Raspberry 4 and wanna try to Install openhab for showing the Output of my Huawei PV (incl. Luna Battery), my Growatt Micro Inverter and to use with my Home Automation ( Shelly, Homematic IP and Hue).

Are there any good Guides or starter Tipps for me?

Thanks in advance

2 Comments
2024/04/18
23:34 UTC

4

openHAB installed in Proxmox

New video out today - Learn how I setup Proxmox server and install openHAB and Home Assistant together! This is a great way to test multiple setups, or even host your home automation.

Welcome any comments on the video if you like, and would be interested in more openHAB content.

Let me know what you think!

https://youtu.be/8JDQvXySvwM

https://preview.redd.it/ts5qocbxxutc1.png?width=1280&format=png&auto=webp&s=e4bbc59b993bef787e279bf0b5b1b264c088e3e5

3 Comments
2024/04/11
14:08 UTC

16

OpenHAB 4.2.0 milestone 2 is out!

Hey everyone, Quick news today! New milestone is out!
Twitter news:
https://x.com/openhab/status/1777022065565937686?s=46

More information on the update itself:
https://github.com/openhab/openhab-distro/releases/tag/4.2.0.M2

Of note, I noticed a large amount of enhancements and bug fixes for the main UI, which is always cool to see, lots of bindings got updates too, including one for the Shelly pro 3em which is currently sitting on my circuit breaker box looking pretty so I’ll have to check that one out!

Be sure to head on over to the official forums if you catch any bugs:

https://community.openhab.org/t/openhab-4-2-milestone-discussion/

4 Comments
2024/04/07
17:58 UTC

0

Best Smart Lock I have ever tried!

Hey openHab community - I have not forgotten about you - I am working on some new videos and they should be out soon.

I just released a new review/install video for the Aqara U100 Smart Lock https://geni.us/YlOW74 its on sale this weekend so I thought I would share! Number of ways it can connect including matter and zigbee - I have not set it up in openHAB yet, but will be trying it for an upcoming video.

Check out the new video, and if you have not all ready - subscribe as openHAB videos are coming soon!

https://youtu.be/ELXJWaRUBeo

0 Comments
2024/03/28
22:44 UTC

1

siemens logo 8.3

Hello,
i try to connect my Siemens Logo 8.3 (0BA1) to openHAB 4. But the binding always shows a connection error.

Does anyone have any experience with this or have a tip on how I can integrate the whole thing?

thanks

1 Comment
2024/03/21
15:57 UTC

2

SmartHomeJ Tuya Binding Temp sensors

Hello,

I'm using the SmarthomeJ Tuya Binding since a few months now. Recently, it can't connect to my temperature sensors anymore. It's always showing "Waiting for IP Adress". After adding the IP Adress manually they are staying shown as "offline". My door contact sensors are working fine. Has anyone else faced this issue?

1 Comment
2024/03/14
07:24 UTC

2

smart meter binding and sml from http

Hello,

I have a Tibber Pulse on my electricity meter which has the local webserver enabled. The webserver has an endpoint /data.json, which - despite the json ending - returns binary sml.

I'd like to get this data into openHAB, but the smart meter binding needs a local port. Is there a way to read the sml data from the http endpoint and get it into the smart meter binding?

I know I can get the values from the Tibber Binding but the data returned by Tibbers API is often hours behind and also I like to use local data where possible instead of relying on cloud stuff.

1 Comment
2024/03/08
17:01 UTC

1

When is there a openhab milestone build oh4.2M1 released?

0 Comments
2024/03/02
20:24 UTC

5

Zigbee devices keep going offline

Hi

I have Openhab connected to Sonoff dongle-e and connected mix of aqara and sonoff sensors.

Everything works but there is one weird thing. On random, after weeks of working some sensors fail and go offine.

After they are deleted and paired again the work. I can’t figure out what is wrong here?

0 Comments
2024/01/09
21:22 UTC

6

GUI to Text configuration flow - configuration export and load

I am currently running HA, but I've decided to try openHAB, because the Semantic Model and its separation from physical view on things, which is described in Concepts, fits more the reality.

I did setup openHAB, Mosquitto and Zigbee2MQTT for experimentation, using another ZigBee stick, and successfully created a thing and item, and locations.

However, configuration is quite a tedious process. And, I love to store the configuration containing my decisions of how things should be in versioned fashion using git.

Is it possible to have workflow like this:

  1. configure things in GUI (experimentation part),
  2. export the configuration to text,
  3. store (verify differences) in git,
  4. direct text config edit:
    • do manual edit (i.e. massive search & replace),
    • or add things textually (i.e. copy paste of some pattern),
    • or even generate things for patterns,
  5. load back to openHAB,
  6. store in git if all works.

I haven't found an export option.

9 Comments
2024/01/06
16:45 UTC

1

Hubitat integration for zwave devices ?

Hi,

I am testing openhab on my appartment. I gkt a bunch of wifi and zigbee devices mostly but recently added zwave device (shlag connect lock).

I purchased a hubitat hub to enable that.

Everything so far is connected to Alexa.

I dont see an obvious way to integrate my zwave devices to openhab.

Use cases i can think of so far are:

  • Managing lock codes from home assistant
  • Sending a telegram message when specific codes are used
  • Saving battery level to influxdb
  • Send telegram for battery alert

Sending telegram message when not home and lock is open

I plan do have most of my next devices (blind, ringbell, led strip,...) Onto zwave so that is an important feature i m looking for.

Any guidance from the community ?

Thx !

1 Comment
2024/01/04
21:08 UTC

1

Creating things from alexa or constructor binding ?

Hey there, really new to openhab, trying it since yesterday.

First feedback: i find the platform not easy to onboard. The model is not intuitive and the documentation is missing guidelines.

But nevermind, i got some devices in my house (wifi, zwaves, zigbee) all connected to my Alexa.

I got some TP link switches (HS200) for example. Should i create things using the TP link smart home binding or the Alexa binding ?

I don t understand what would be the difference ?

If someone can explain use cases i would (not) be able to perform in both situations that would be appreciated !

Thx ;)

2 Comments
2024/01/03
16:28 UTC

35

OpenHAB 4.1 is out!

Good day / afternoon / night everyone!
Here it comes, the first minor release of openHAB 4 has arrived!

We have a nice blog post with tons of cool information so this time I’ll just point you directly to it so you can go through all of the goodies:

https://www.openhab.org/blog/2023-12-22-openhab-4-1-release.html

Keep in mind that this is a feature release, that while backwards compatible, it’s important that as you update, you also go through the breaking changes, on this page right here:

https://github.com/openhab/openhab-distro/releases/tag/4.1.0

Additionally, head over to the community if you’d like to participate in the discussion, or need any assistance:

https://community.openhab.org/t/openhab-4-1-release-discussion/152252

Now it’s time to wind down, enjoy the festivities and be merry :)

7 Comments
2023/12/23
08:17 UTC

11

Latest milestone 4.1.0 Milestone 5

Hello everyone!

We have reached feature freeze for openHAB 4.1! You can find the release notes of Milestone 5 over at:
https://github.com/openhab/openhab-distro/releases/tag/4.1.0.M5

You’re welcome to help test the release before it is finally released on Dec 22!
Testing thread for the 4.1 milestone:
https://community.openhab.org/t/openhab-4-1-milestone-discussion/149502

Interesting stuff I noticed:

Runtime changes: “Service to find suggested addons to install”.
“Service to suggest addons based on running processes.”
“Service to suggest addons via generic IP scan.” Can it be?! Oooooooh!!! It’s Christmas for sure :)

If anyone is curious about the current timeline here you go:

Dec 17: 4.1.0.M5 - feature freeze.

Dec 20: 4.1.0.RC1 - code freeze.

Dec 22: 4.1.0 - GA.

This is looking super good 😊

0 Comments
2023/12/18
08:09 UTC

4

Tasmotized Geek Aire BF1S Fan and reverse engineered the MQTT topics needed for fully local control:

I've put all my configs out on github for how I setup the tasmota config in the fan as well as the settings in openHAB in case anyone else has that fan or one similar and could benefit from the legwork. I'm hoping to find someone that can help me convert that config to something that works with MQTT for homeassistant as I'm switched over to that platform now.

https://github.com/SixAcreApiary/Geek-Aire-Fan-BF1S

0 Comments
2023/12/09
04:07 UTC

9

Latest milestone - 4.1.0 M4

Hey everyone,

Latest milestone is out, check out the release notes here: https://github.com/openhab/openhab-distro/releases/tag/4.1.0.M4

Interesting stuff I noticed:
Lots of enhancements to the runtime.
Lots of enhancements and bugfixes for the homeassistant mqtt (pretty sure this is also good for the zigbee2mqtt home assistant auto discovery - which is super cool).
Lots of bug fixes for Shelly devices (new devices added, security improvements, management optimization of bluetooth devices. Lots of cool stuff here) Lots of enhancements for the Main Ui too.

Its great to see openHAB getting so much love :)

0 Comments
2023/12/04
10:13 UTC

1

Is there a new openhab milestone build planned?

0 Comments
2023/12/03
18:30 UTC

3

How to connect openHAB to Apple Homekit

Lingua originale:

Devo collegare 25 termostati (configurati su openHAB) a Apple Homekit, qualcuno sa aiutarmi?

English version:

I should connect 25 thermostats (set-up on openHAB) to Apple Homekit, does anyone know how to do it?

3 Comments
2023/11/27
22:21 UTC

11

Energy monitoring using HLW8012 and OpenHAB

0 Comments
2023/11/27
02:57 UTC

3

Noob Openhab/zwave pairing issue

Hi all, apologies in advance for being a noob, but... you know.

So I have Openhab with a UZB Z-wave plus stick running on a Win10 PC. It's paired with a few devices and worked fine for ages.

recently I got an UltraPro Z-Wave in-wall switch tried to follow the steps to pair it. I go into the Zwave stick, I hit scan, at which time (per the docs) all my paired devices should "appear in the inbox", yet nothing seems to happen except the Scan bar proceeds slowly across the screen.

Per the switch docs, I should click either "on" or "off" to trigger pairing when the controller is scanning. I do this, but nothing seem to happen.

Any advice on how to proceed/troubleshoot or what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks!

Edit, apparently I'm running 3.4.1. I guess an upgrade is in order?

5 Comments
2023/11/27
00:55 UTC

0

Govee bluetooth devices initialize fine but never get updated.

I added my Govee Hydrometers through the Bluetooth Binding app and I got them to initialize a value but then they just never update no matter what value I put in for the Refresh Interval. can anyone help? I'm using a H5074 and a H5075

2 Comments
2023/11/25
09:20 UTC

9

OpenHAB 4.1.0 Milestone 3

Oops, forgot to share this one with the community :( sorry!!

Coming up with 2 weeks of delay: https://github.com/openhab/openhab-distro/releases/tag/4.1.0.M3

Things I found interesting:
Lots of enhancements and some bug fixes for the run time <3;
Lots of Hue enhancements;
If you’re using Shelly UNI with sensors, seems like your time has come;
Lots of enhancements and bug fixes for the Main UI, looking forward to that :).

Improving one step at a time :)

5 Comments
2023/11/19
12:19 UTC

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