I just started with HA and I’m using 114.4 on an RPi3B. I’ve configured z-wave (beta) w/ mqtt. All is going pretty well. Now I just added a Yale (Assa Abloy) YRD110 keypad deadbolt (lock). It added fine and I can control it but if I lock or unlock manually, it doesn’t update the status on the dashboard.
Now I know that this lock doesn’t send an updated status on manual operations but it does send an alarm. The device PushButtonDeadbolt.xml even says that it will trigger a poll when an alarm report comes in for this very reason. Doesn’t seem to be working for me.
So first question is why not. How do i track down this apparent failure.
Next is the simple question, how did HA figure out that it was a lock and handle it with the lock intgration? It figured out my thermostat was a climate part and handled it with the climate integration and it seemed automagic as well.
What about lock template? When would it be of use?
Finally, I saw a simplified lock manager here. Is it in common use? Should I be considering it?
So many choices. So much terminology (integration, device, class, template…). Still trying to work it out.