I recently purchased the Aeotec Siren 6 for use with my Home Assistant install, primarily as a doorbell but also for some potential alarm/notification uses in the future. After adding it to my my Z-Wave network, it’s detected as an unknown device and sets up 16 or so entities in my Home Assistant entity database. But they’re just a bunch of sensors, and there doesn’t appear to be any way to actually trigger an alert.
After reading the Aeotec engineering manual, it looks like the Siren supports 8 different configurable alerts (3 different doorbells, several burglar alarms, CO alarm, etc), and each endpoint is associated with a given alert. The way to trigger an event on this siren is for the Z-Wave controller to poll the associated endpoint with a Notification Report, but there doesn’t appear to be any way to do that from within Home Assistant.
I took at look at the open-zwave Github repo, and it looks like support for this device (the zw164) has been comitted fairly recently.
I’m running Hassio v0.96.5, and if I check the
/usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/python_openzwave/ozw_config/aeotec/ folder in my homeassistant docker, the
zw164.xml is missing, so clearly these changes haven’t been included yet, and the Siren 6 isn’t supported. I tried using the Developper Tools’ Service zwave.update_config utility to pull the latest configuration files from open-zwave, but it didn’t seem to have had any effect.
So, I’m new to this. How long does integration of new Z-Wave devices typically take to get pulled from Open-Zwave into Home Assistant? Is there a process by which I can do this myself while I wait for official support? Are there plans already in place to include this device, and I just need to be patient for a bit?