I got it to work and it allows control without the tado cloud servers. Of course all the “smart” stuff like scheduling, geofencing, open window detection etc. will not work as all those things are provided by the cloud. But this can be replicated with Home Assistant automations and scripts. I think only setup and changing of the configuration (room assignments etc.) would still need the cloud.
I would assume this should work also in the future irrespective of whatever great ideas for subscription models tado comes up with in the future as long as they maintain compatibility with HomeKit (which I guess they need to do if they want to stay relevant).
Thanks for the suggestion bosborne however while interesting it doesn’t quite give the info I need. I’m really trying to find out if anyone is working on or has already gotten the TADO valves usable by hassio without using the TADO cloud servers
I’m struggling with the same problem.
I’m not able to connect my Tado AC V3 to Home Assistant without using the cloud.
"HomeKit Accessory: Smart AC Control " is discovered in HA, but after typing the pairing code I get the following error:
“Device refused to add pairing as it is already pairing with another controller.”
I have reset the Tado-device several times, but no joy.
I recall that the pairing functionality (with code XXX-XX-XXX) of the Tado bridge, directly as a HomeKit Accesory under Home Assistant Integrations was not working for me until a few months ago, but this got fixed.
In order to do this you have to reset the Tado Bridge (and unpair it with your Apple HomeKit hub), and Home Assistant will discover the bridge like so:
I managed it to setup my Tado Internet Bridge in my Hass.io instance without internet, but i can’t get my valves showing up. I tried seaching them as homekit device, also tried to use the pair button inside them, restarting Hass.io etc etc…
Any idea how i get them to show up?
I didn’t use the tado before (tried to set it up without creating account - didn’t work), so now i set all my valves up in the app and have them working. Hass.IO shows them now, too (after restart).
But can i now disable internet for the Tado Bridge in my Router and still control the devices with Hass?
If you want to completely shield your TADO from any cloud interference, you can block the tado bridge’s internal IP address from the internet in your router (likely via parental control or something).
Because the warm water (on/off) cannot be controlled via the homekit controller (don’ ask me why), I am using an IFTTT webhook to turn on/off my hot water boiler. You need your tado bridge to remain connected to the internet to get this working…