Home Assistant

MSRP: $200.00
Chowmain LTD
30 days
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Version: 20240618
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Overview

Home Assistant is an open-source home automation platform that allows users to control and automate various smart home devices from a central hub. Developed by a global community, it supports integration with over a thousand different products, including lights, thermostats, sensors, cameras, and more. One of its key features is the emphasis on local control and privacy, enabling users to manage their smart home devices without relying on cloud services. This not only enhances privacy but also ensures that automations and controls remain operational even if the internet connection is lost.

The platform is highly customizable, providing a web-based dashboard where users can monitor and control their devices. Automations can be created through a visual editor or by using YAML code, allowing for complex interactions based on various triggers and conditions. Home Assistant can be installed on multiple platforms, such as Raspberry Pi, Docker, virtual machines, or as a dedicated Home Assistant OS. The active community contributes to extensive documentation, forums, and custom add-ons, extending the platform's capabilities. Designed with security in mind, Home Assistant offers features like encrypted communications and user authentication, making it a robust solution for smart home management.

Features

  • Auto-Setup (One-click discovery and commissioning of supported Control4 drivers)
  • Binary Sensors - Easy Push notifications (No Programming needed) (4Sight required)
  • Custom command calls to devices not discovered but present in Home Assistant. This allows you to control devices that are not yet supported by this driver suite.
  • Device Types
     
    • Light (On/Off, Dimmable, Color, CCT)
    • Switch
    • Cover
    • Lock
    • Climate
    • Binary Sensor
    • Sensor

FAQ

Why is this product so exciting?

As of writing Home Assistant has a total of 2778 integrations. Some of these integrations cannot be integrated easily into Control4 natively due to limitations in Control4's DriverWorks SDK or limitations in hardware (eg Zigbee / Z-Wave / Bluetooth radios). As such by adding a Home Assistant installation into Control4 we can expand and add new devices to the Control4 eco system that we could not integrate before or have not had the time and resources to integrate yet.

Some notable integrations include

You can find a full list of the Home Assistant integrations here.

What hardware will this work on?

This driver will work with any hardware running Home Assistant.

If you don't want to mess around and want something that is affordable and plug and play then you should go with Home Assistant Green.

If you want something more advanced go for Home Assistant Yellow

The other big difference is that Yellow comes with support for Zigbee 3.0 and Matter-over-Thread. You will need a Raspberry Pi Compute Module and SSD for the Yellow however that can be purchased bundled together. Green can also use these protocols by adding a SkyConnect

Alternatively if you wish to build your own then please visit the Home Assistant Installation website.

Note that some Home Assistant integrations require additional hardware

Do you offer showroom discounts?
We offer dealers a free showroom licence for demonstration and educational purposes.  See link below for T&C's and signup procedure.

Chowmain Dealer Showroom FAQ

I want to try this driver out before buying it?
All Chowmain drivers for Control4 come with a 90 day trial.

Do you offer other drivers?

We have hundreds of drivers.  Many of which are manufacturer sponsored and free.  Please visit our website to view all available drivers including FREE drivers.

http://www.chowmainsoft.com

Version 20240618 - 18-JUN-2024
  • [GATEWAY] - Add action to re-discover devices without Auto Setup
 
Version 20240604 - 04-JUN-2024
  • [GATEWAY] - Disconnect websocket if IP Address removed
  • [CLIMATE] - Fix setting Fan mode and Heat_Cool Hvac Mode

Version 20240527 - 27-MAY-2024

  • Initial release