I’m curious about this - what platform are you running on?
-d is mentioned in the strftime documentation as being “platform specific”. I’ve run hass w/ the automation on raspbian and ubuntu (x64) and it works as expected.
That requires MQTT discovery to be enabled. It’s used in a lot of places in my example automations, and I’d strongly recommend adding that to your config. ‘binary_sensor.haswitchplate’ will be created automatically via this mechanism and is used to report to hass if the HASP device is online or not. Several of the automations will trigger based on this sensor going online to initialize the panel, so a bunch of things aren’t going to work right if you don’t have MQTT discovery enabled.