I’m a long time home assistant user , who appreciate all the hard work being put into this project. I’m a big fan of the podcast series and it excites me to feel like a part of such a great community, event though i’m not actively taking part in development. Humbly, I put forward the following request:
This goes out to anyone with the skill set and interest to integrate a new add-on to homeassistant, from someone who would like to monitor their water consumption at home.
Theres a daemon developed to easyli connect to a wireless mbus device to extract data, github link : https://github.com/weetmuts/wmbusmeters
It utilizes of a DVB-T tuner , like for example this one :
https://a.aliexpress.com/_msnhnOj based on the RTL2832U chip
Among supported devices this opens for communication to , is the kamstrup multical 21 water meter that gives live data about water consumption , dripping faucets and lets you know if your pipes have sprung leak. Link: https://www.kamstrup.com/en-en/water-solutions/smart-water-meters/multical-21
This has already been tested to work well with home assistant through mqtt , but unfortunately requires a separate Linux computer to connect the usb wireless mbus interface and install the software on.
It would be awesome to see this software integrated as an add-on in home assistant.
If there’s already any other way to get this data that I’m not aware of , I would love to hear about it.