Integration for Home Automation

Ah, I understand. Mostly — yes, but it’s a bit more complicated than that. The Philips Hue integration is working in a similar way and really all future integrations will be, but they’re quite difficult to implement alongside a machine learning framework. Lots of backend work has to happen to get these two models working alongside each other. The good news is that we’re pretty deep into work on the next one and have a bunch more lined up after that release.

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I’m not having a whole lot of success with the Philips Hue integration. Sense and the Hue Hub lose their connection all the time.

That would be best handled by reaching out to support. You can contact them via

Will do, thanks

With Sense adding a Data Sources option to Settings, I’m beginning to wish for other Data Source options that would connect to other power analysis sources in my house. Sure, Sense has to make Network Detection work reliably first. But once that’s done wouldn’t it be great if they could tap into these sources:

  • Zigbee/Zwave output of your SmartMeter and solar inverter to do calibration, correction and fault/error detection. Could come via WiFi/ethernet bridges that are typically used to connect this data to the cloud.
  • WiFi based smart plugs that could report on power use of a single device or set of devices. This could be used to give greater granularity within the Always On bubble, or to correlate devices turning on with their observed signature.
  • Smartgrid enabled devices - there’s a new standard for managing power in home devices called ANSI/CEA-2045 coming down the pipes. Could get interesting

Agreed. I have X-10 and Insteon devices, controlled by Insteon software. Sense should be able to read the on and off commands and coordinate that with its own data to learn devices faster.

Randy Kaempen

Ditto. Just installed Sense and I would like to link it to SmartThings.

Agreed here. I’d love to see this integrated to both SmartThings and HomeAssistant.


Home Assistant has limited integration. It discovers your Sense devices and shows them as binary_sensors. I’m trying to build an automation that sends a text when the dryer stops. Looking to do facial recognition on the basement camera to determine who it goes to. Should be a fun project.

I’d love to keep abreast of your efforts there. I’d use that, most definitely.

(I have a household organization / feed project called HomeTender where one thing I’d like to be able to do is detect who does the laundry and rewards them for it – by far not a core feature, but would be fun to do.)

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for me not even the binary_sensors work for the devices, only the analog ones
I get the following errors:
Log Details (ERROR)
Thu Mar 07 2019 10:25:32 GMT-0600 (Central Standard Time)
Update for binary_sensor.other fails
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/homeassistant/helpers/”, line 220, in async_update_ha_state
await self.async_device_update()
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/homeassistant/helpers/”, line 348, in async_device_update
await self.hass.async_add_executor_job(self.update)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.7/concurrent/futures/”, line 57, in run
result = self.fn(*self.args, **self.kwargs)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/homeassistant/components/sense/”, line 110, in update
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/sense_energy/”, line 84, in get_realtime
self._realtime = websocket.get_realtime(url, self.wss_timeout)
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.7/site-packages/sense_energy/”, line 24, in get_realtime
File “/usr/local/lib/python3.7/asyncio/”, line 644, in get_event_loop
% threading.current_thread().name)
RuntimeError: There is no current event loop in thread ‘SyncWorker_10’.
Conexión perdida. Reconectando …

any help into how did you make them work is wellcome

I’m getting the same, the Sense component got broke in a fairly recent update. Sorry I’m no help past that but letting you know you’re not alone.

100% agree. Would love to see Vera integration.

I use Wink with several connected devices (switches, lights, door locks, door and window sensors, etc) and was wanting to send a notification or alert when the AC comes on if a door or window is left open. There have been times when my wife or I had turned on the AC to the house and not realized that the other had left a door or window open, so sending an alert would help keep us stay aware so we don’t waste energy.


My wife just sent me this link.Although I try not to act like a big brother, she has made some comments in this direction. I wonder what other people’s experiences are?

After you link ITFFF with sense and google, how’s it know which google sheet to use? If it generate it own unique name, I am not seeing it inside my my doc drive. Any feedback would be appreicated


Late to the party here, but why not just implement plain old MQTT? Sorry if that’s been discussed already.

If you are feeling handy, you can connect MQTT to Sense via open source SenseLink today. You’ll find a number of postings about SenseLink on the forum and several interesting GitHub repositories.

Thanks. I will play around with this, for sure.

Are there any plans to make SenseLink bidirectional? My oven and toaster, for examples, aren’t smart but are recognized by Sense. It would be great to be able to use changes to their power states, as reported by Sense, on other home automation platforms as triggers.

No, the interface used by SenseLink just pretends to be a Kasa plug and that’s a one way communication. To get the status of other devices you have to connect to their web API