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Controller - IKEA E1744 SYMFONISK Rotary Remote

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Description

This blueprint provides universal support for running any custom action when a button is pressed on the provided IKEA E1744 SYMFONISK Rotary Remote. Supports controllers integrated with deCONZ, ZHA, Zigbee2MQTT. Just specify the integration used to connect the remote to Home Assistant when setting up the automation, and the blueprint will take care of all the rest.

In addition of being able to provide custom actions for every kind of button press supported by the remote, the blueprint allows to optionally loop the rotate actions while the remote is rotating either left or right. Once the remote stops rotating, the loop stops as well. This is useful when rotating the controller should result in a continuous action (such as lowering the volume of a media player, or controlling a light brightness).

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Automations created with this blueprint can be connected with one or more Hooks supported by this controller. Hooks allow to easily create controller-based automations for interacting with media players, lights, covers and more. See the list of Hooks available for this controller for additional details.

Requirements

deCONZ Integration

Optional

If you plan to integrate the with deCONZ, you must have this integration set up. The deCONZ integration can be configured from the Home Assistant UI and requires an additional container to run deCONZ on. Head over to the documentation for full details on the required hardware and how to set up deCONZ on your system.

deCONZ Integration Docs

ZHA Integration

Optional

If you plan to integrate the with ZHA, you must have this integration set up. The ZHA integration can be configured from the Home Assistant UI. Check the documentation for full details on the required hardware and how to set up ZHA on your system.

ZHA Integration Docs

Zigbee2MQTT Integration

Optional

If you plan to integrate the with Zigbee2MQTT, you must have this integration set up. Installation methods differ between different installation types. Check out the documentation for full details on the required hardware and how to set up Zigbee2MQTT on your system.

When configuring the remote with Zigbee2MQTT make sure to disable the legacy integration for it, as reported here. This blueprint won't work with controllers with a legacy integration due to their instability and fundamental problems.

Zigbee2MQTT Docs

Input Text Integration

Required

This integration provides the entity which must be provided to the blueprint in the Helper - Last Controller Event input. Learn more about this helper by reading the dedicated section in the Additional Notes.

Input Text Integration Docs

Inputs

Integration Select Required

Integration used for connecting the remote with Home Assistant. Select one of the available values.


Controller Device Device deCONZ, ZHA Required

The controller device to use for the automation. Choose a value only if the remote is integrated with deCONZ, ZHA.


Controller Entity Entity Zigbee2MQTT Required

The action sensor of the controller to use for the automation. Choose a value only if the remote is integrated with Zigbee2MQTT.


Helper - Last Controller Event Entity Required

Input Text used to store the last event fired by the controller. You will need to manually create a text input entity for this, please read the blueprint Additional Notes for more info.


Rotate left Action Optional

Action to run on rotate left.


Rotate left stop Action Optional

Action to run when stopping to rotate left the remote.


Rotate right Action Optional

Action to run on rotate right.


Rotate right stop Action Optional

Action to run when stopping to rotate right the remote.


Remote short press Action Optional

Action to run on short remote press.


Remote double press Action Optional

Action to run on double remote press.


Remote triple press Action Optional

Action to run on triple remote press.


Rotate left - loop until stop Boolean Optional

Loop the rotate left action until the rotation is stopped.


Rotate left - Maximum loop repeats Number Optional

Maximum number of repeats for the custom action, when looping is enabled. Use it as a safety limit to prevent an endless loop in case the corresponding stop event is not received.


Rotate right - loop until stop Boolean Optional

Loop the rotate right action until the rotation is stopped.


Rotate right - Maximum loop repeats Number Optional

Maximum number of repeats for the custom action, when looping is enabled. Use it as a safety limit to prevent an endless loop in case the corresponding stop event is not received.


Helper - Debounce delay Number Optional

Delay used for debouncing RAW controller events, by default set to 0. A value of 0 disables the debouncing feature. Increase this value if you notice custom actions or linked Hooks running multiple times when interacting with the device. When the controller needs to be debounced, usually a value of 100 is enough to remove all duplicate events.


Available Hooks

Light

This Hook blueprint allows to build a controller-based automation to control a light. Supports brightness and color control both for white temperature and rgb lights.

Default Mapping

  • Rotate left -> Brightness down (continuous, until stop)
  • Rotate right -> Brightness up (continuous, until stop)
  • Remote short press -> Toggle
  • Remote double press -> Color up
  • Remote triple press -> Color down

Light Hook docs

Media Player

This Hook blueprint allows to build a controller-based automation to control a media player. Supports volume setting, play/pause and track selection.

Default Mapping

  • Rotate left -> Volume down (continuous, until stop)
  • Rotate right -> Volume up (continuous, until stop)
  • Remote short press -> Play/Pause
  • Remote double press -> Next track
  • Remote triple press -> Previous track

Media Player Hook docs

Additional Notes

Helper - Last Controller Event

The helper_last_controller_event (Helper - Last Controller Event) input serves as a permanent storage area for the automation. The stored info is used to implement the blueprint's core functionality. To learn more about the helper, how it's used and why it's required, you can read the dedicated section in the Controllers-Hooks Ecosystem documentation.

The helper is used to determine stop rotation events when the controller is integrated with ZHA, Zigbee2MQTT, because of the actions mapping for the controller with these integrations. Natively, the controller doesn't allow to distinguish between different rotation events, so the blueprint must store the previous rotation.

Changelog

  • 2021-03-07: first blueprint version 🎉

  • 2021-03-25:

    ⚠️ Breaking Change:

    Standardize input names across all the Controller blueprints. If you plan to update this blueprint, please update the inputs in your automations as follows:

    • remote -> controller_device
    • zigbee2mqtt_remote -> controller_entity
    • action_click -> action_click_short
  • 2021-04-19: align action mapping format for deCONZ across all the Controller blueprints

  • 2021-04-23: Fix deCONZ events not being recognized

  • 2021-05-14:

    ⚠️ Breaking Change:

    helper_last_controller_event is now a mandatory input. It also simplifies the blueprint setup (reducing issues due to improper configuration missing the helper, which was required only in certain conditions as was stated in the docs), and provides support for advanced features which might be developed in the future.

    If you plan to update this blueprint, please make sure to provide a valid input_text entity for the helper_last_controller_event input. You should create a separate input_text for each Controller blueprint you're configuring, since using the same for multiple automation could lead to inconsistencies and undefined behaviour.

    Other changes:

    • 🎉 Add Debouncing support. Debouncing avoids duplicate action runs which might occur with certain controllers and integrations. The feature is disabled by default, check the documentation to find out how to enable it
    • Prevent undesired endless loops, which might occur in rare cases when the corresponding stop event is not received, by running loop actions a finite number of times, customizable with two new blueprint inputs
    • Use any RAW stop event (left/right) to identify the stop event corresponding to the current remote rotation
    • Fix inputs wrongly marked as required
  • 2021-05-26: Fix for Zigbee2MQTT reporting null state changes

  • 2021-07-04: Fix deCONZ rotation stop events not being properly recognized

  • 2021-08-02: Improve inputs documentation and organization

  • 2021-10-26: Standardize blueprints structure and inputs naming across the whole collection. Improve blueprint documentation. No functionality change.